CUS Webinar Wednesday: This Week! 11/16/16 @ 2:00pm

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA welcomes your participation in Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. CUS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes:


Presenter's Bio:


Beth Bernhardt - Beth is the Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications at the University Libraries, UNC Greensboro. She has over twenty years of experience working in academic libraries, fourteen of those years specializing in electronic resources. She serves on the Carolina Consortium team that works with schools in North and South Carolina. She is currently the program director for the Charleston Conference. Wm. Joseph Thomas - is Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. He has worked in Scholarly Communication, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, and Reference. Joseph’s research interests include strategic planning for scholarly communication and collection management. 




November 16, 2016

E-Textbooks: Two Approaches


Beth Bernhardt
Joseph Thomas
East Carolina University

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Attitudes towards college textbooks and other course content are rapidly changing. Spiraling costs have made textbooks a political issue in some states. As a result, librarians have begun to take notice, reversing course on the traditional library view of textbooks. A number of libraries are looking for more affordable ways for students to access textbooks. Many are leveraging open educational resources (OER) as alternatives to expensive, commercially-published textbooks. Hear how UNC Greensboro and East Carolina University had two different approaches to help with this issue and how they came together to learn from each other and assist each other with their expertise.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm