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Conference Presentation

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Kentucky Virtual Library’s Affordable Learning Steering Committee, an initiative of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), is a working group of librarians from universities around Kentucky exploring ways to advance Kentucky in the Open Educational Resource (OER) / Affordable Textbook movement.

The panel presentation included an overview of their work to date and a discussion with the audience about Kentucky’s needs and strategies related to affordable courseware for students on topics including working with campus bookstores, adding course resources to library collections, using e-reserves dynamically, promoting faculty use and creation of open content, and campus textbook initiatives.

Panelists included Ilona Burdette, Executive Director of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL); Kelly Smith, Director of Collections & Discovery at Eastern Kentucky University; Crissy Ross, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Northern Kentucky University; and Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville.

Conference Name

Kentucky Library Association / Special Library Association Joint Spring Conference