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NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities - Online 

Description

Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. Weíre here to tell you thatís okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. At the time we werenít sure it would work out. We were optimistic, though. After all, we had plenty of evidence that said it would work: our literature review had examples of successful textbook programs. Our data showed textbook prices rising. We met with advisors across our campus who said students desperately needed textbooks to succeed. We had buy-in from library administrators, the bookstore, and student government, but something just didnít click. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization.

Presenters: Heidi Blackburn, STEM and Business Librarian, UNO Criss Library; Tammi Owens, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, UNO Criss Library.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Class Format
Online
Date Time
12/19/2018 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
Cost
No Charge
Presenter
Tammi Owens Heidi Blackburn
CE Hours
1
Capacity Available Seats
1000 984
Registration Starts Registration Ends
10/29/2018 12/17/2018
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
christa.porter@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration
Registration Closed