The high costs of textbooks negatively impact access, success, and retention rates for undergraduate students. Librarians from Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida, and the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, have established textbook affordability programs, using course reserves, e-resources, and open educational resources (OERs) to help reduce the textbook burden for their students. Each library has developed a set of best practices for implementation and success that can be adapted by other higher education institutions that are interested in beginning a similar project.
Charleston Voices: Perspectives from the 2019 Conference
Colding, L. K., Glatthaar, P., Malone, D., & Pate, J. (2020). Textbook Affordability and OER: The Experiences of Two Regional Universities. Charleston Voices: Perspectives from the 2019 Conference, 97-119. Retrieved from https://ir.una.edu/libfacpub/15