Thursday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:25am
The Textbook Affordability Puzzle: Perspectives from 3 of the Pieces

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Attend this session to learn how one library successfully leveraged its e-book collections to support textbook affordability efforts at the university. Presenters will discuss the initiative from three perspectives; an associate director, textbook affordability librarian, and an acquisitions librarian. The Associate Director will outline the history of the program and how metrics are being used to demonstrate library value from an administrative viewpoint. Included will be the genesis of the program, methodology used, and how data collected from the initiative were used to gain a new position at the university, a Textbook Affordability Librarian. The Textbook Affordability Librarian will show the various avenues developed for faculty outreach and collaboration with Subject Librarians to identify materials, as well as partnerships developed outside the library. The Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Librarian will share the final part of the model, by discussing considerations for purchasing materials for use as a course text, including DRM and budget considerations. A model and workflow describing the initiative and key contributors will be offered.

This session would be relevant to attendees as a case study in launching and sustaining a program to promote the use of e-books as textbooks through the library. The session will be structured to invite questions throughout the presentation and offer tips for libraries wishing to implement or improve current practices.

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Penny Beile

Associate Director for Research, Education, and Engagement, University of Central Florida
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Sara Duff

Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Central Florida
I'm a relatively new hire at UCF, but I previously spent 7 years as a librarian at a community college in the Florida Panhandle. I'm interested in benchmarks (or lack thereof!) for collection assessment, ways to improve collection analysis for program review/new program proposals... Read More →
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Katy Miller

Student Success/Textbook Affordability Librarian, University of Central Florida
As Student Success/Textbook Affordability Librarian, I'm interested in ways the library can support faculty in providing low or zero cost course materials to their students. I'm also interested in ways to support student success through partnerships between the library and student... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401