Leaving Tradition Behind: Teaming Up with the Library to Lower Student Cost
Academic libraries have challenged tradition to reduce cost, increase student persistence and retention, steward open education, and challenge publisher power. In this choose your own adventure discovery session learn how you can work with librarians to lower student cost and increase access by leveraging library content in the LMS.
Educators know that some of the largest barriers to success in the higher education landscape include student costs. Academic libraries play an important role in this conversation around improving student outcomes and increasing access to affordable education. Libraries have looked inward to challenge tradition and leverage their collections and expertise to assist in working on these issues.This session will look at how libraries have traditionally offered materials and explore how these traditional models are disrupted, circumvented or adapted through an interactive, choose your own adventure style session. These models include research collections in libraries, reliance on published textbooks and for profit publishing.
The decision to use library licensed content in courses provides immediate access to course materials at no additional cost sets up all students for success. Hear from librarian experts in the trenches about how libraries are adapting to meet these needs. Gain insights into investigating similar options on your own campus and how those efforts can help you improve outcomes and reduce cost for your students.
Attendees can expect to leave with:
knowledge of traditional collection and publishing models and how they are changing
an understanding of the issues surrounding sourcing library resources
a plan to engage with their institution's library to explore similar options