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ER&L 2012

April 1–4, 2012

Austin, Texas

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ER&L 2012 | April 2–4, 2012 | Austin, Texas and Online

Exploring ideas, trends and technologies in eresources and digital services.

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The Textbook Affordability Crisis and the Academic Library: Exploring Alternatives

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM–5:35 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Salon A/B

#affordability #erl12


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textbook affordability

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to develop an understanding of the crisis that students are facing with textbook affordability, explore what academic libraries can do to be part of the solution.


With the current textbook affordability crisis in the U.S., what are the possible roles for academic librarians in meeting this challenge? Could our experience with online resources and support for open access, targeted e-resource acquisitions and services, and campus leadership help our students to survive in these economic times?


Monica Metz-Wiseman, University of South Florida