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Thursday, November 5 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
All about eTextbooks and Libraries: New Models for the eLearning Environment

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Today’s students are increasingly squeezed by higher education costs, and course material costs are no exception. More and more students seek rental options or skip the textbook altogether and those libraries that had enough resources and budget have historically tried to support students by placing textbooks on physical reserve. More professors are assigning Integrated Learning Materials that live online and include assessment tools and project support. Libraries have long been essential partners in ensuring access to vital online materials, but supporting these new learning models is not as simple as keeping a copy of the textbook behind the reserves desk. Come learn about new models and new technologies from eTextbook publishers and providers. Learn how libraries--even those new to the world of instruction and teaching--are exploring sustainable ways of getting involved in these new initiatives.

Speakers
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Charles Lyons

Director, Butler Library, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Charles Lyons is Library Director at Buffalo State College. Previously he served as Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Delivery at the University at Buffalo, worked in the corporate library at Lehman Brothers, and in the Science and Engineering Libraries at the University... Read More →
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Lisa Nachtigall

Director of Sales Development, Digital Books, Wiley
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Heather Staines

Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood... Read More →
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Intrepid by VitalSource

Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource learning technologies help global companies and organizations develop people to solve big business challenges. Unlike old technologies, with Intrepid you can provide learning that is scalable and deeply engaging, and deliver proprietary content securely on... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel