Simplifying Affordable Resources for Faculty

April 4, 2018 | Laurie Phillips and Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans)

Providing access to free or affordable course materials helps student persistence. But navigating the wide world of OER, Open textbooks, multi-user eTextbooks, and more can be difficult for faculty, and libraries have to be creative in marketing these resources. Listen how Monroe Library librarians to are encouraging faculty to adopt affordable course materials.

Faculty Experiences on Teaching with OER
A Webinar Celebrating Open Education Week 2018

March 6, 2018 | Lisa Petrides (ISKME), Esteban D. Araya (Western Illinois University), Kelly Black (College of Lake County),Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University), and Mollye Russel (Baton Rouge Community College)

This webinar features a panel of faculty from Illinois and Louisiana, moderated by Lisa Petrides from ISKME, discussing their experiences in teaching with OER. The webinar is perfect for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

eBooks for Course Adoption

This webinar discusses the intention of Regents' funds and the structure of Safe's Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) program, including how the books will be discoverable and how titles will be selected for long-term collection building.

Dazed by DRM: An Explanatory Panel on Licensing for E-Books

March 30, 2017 | Emily Frank (LSU), Jeanne Pavy (UNO), Laurie Phillips (Loyola), Lindsey Reno (UNO), Cindi Robertson (ULM), Brian Sherman (LSUS)

Each librarian discusses their e-book collection development policies and purchasing requirements. They will also describe the trials and tribulations of license terminology and negotiations. The pros and cons of various e-book vendors will be compared and contrasted. They will highlight the unique workflow elements for adding titles and ensuring the findability of these e-books.

You Are Not Alone Faculty Support and Outreach in Textbook Transformations

April 6, 2016 | Deanna Cozat (UG) & Jeanne Pavy (UNO)

Transforming a commercial textbook in a course to OER and other affordable resources can require instructional design expertise, a deeper-than-usual knowledge of technology and accessibility, knowledge of open licensing and copyright, and a good amount of time. This may seem intimidating at first glance for busy instructional faculty, but teaching and learning support centers and libraries can help in providing the support faculty need to make the idea of transforming textbooks into reality.

In this joint event between LOUIS and Affordable Learning Georgia, teaching and learning professionals and librarians from the University of New Orleans and The University of Georgia will share the services they can provide to faculty in textbook transformations, along with outreach strategies to bring more faculty into the OER and affordable learning community.

Electronic Alternatives to Textbooks for Your Students

March 23, 2015 | Jim Hobbs & Teri Gallaway (Loyola)

Learn how Loyola librarians worked with teaching faculty to provide alternatives to purchasing expensive textbooks for students.