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A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities
Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations
  • Heidi Blackburn, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Tammi Owens, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
12-19-2018
Abstract

Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. At the time we weren’t sure it would work out. We were optimistic, though. After all, we had plenty of evidence that said it would work: our literature review had examples of successful textbook programs. Our data showed textbook prices rising. We met with advisors across our campus who said students desperately needed textbooks to succeed. We had buy-in from library administrators, the bookstore, and student government, but something just didn’t click. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization.

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This presentation was part of an NCompass Live event, http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=17944.

Citation Information
Heidi Blackburn and Tammi Owens. "A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities" (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_blackburn/47/