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Ditch Your Textbook: Academic Librarians Inspiring Faculty to go "Open"

Steven Bell, Temple University
Marilyn S. Billings, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mei-Yau Shih, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Kristina Morris Baumli, Temple University


College students descend on the academic library in search of current textbooks, typically discovering there are none. Seeking to assist, academic librarians struggle with the dilemma of how to best provide students with access to textbooks or they ignore the issue all together. Discover how two academic libraries took a totally different route by inspiring faculty to “ditch the textbook”, and instead compile a set of learning materials composed of open and library provided content.

Suggested Citation

Steven Bell, Marilyn S. Billings, Mei-Yau Shih, and Kristina Morris Baumli. "Ditch Your Textbook: Academic Librarians Inspiring Faculty to go "Open"" Association of College and Research Libraries. Indianapolis, IN. Apr. 2013.
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