OERs and The Affordable Learning LOUISiana Initiative
The original presentation was given at the LCTCS (Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges) Conference on April 14, 2016. This presentation will provide updated information related to the Affordable Learning LOUISiana Initiative, including Louisiana academic libraries’ implementations of this program, with a special emphasis on community and technical colleges. Related topics include funding opportunities for open education and low cost eBooks, strategies for textbook affordability developed in similar programs, such as Affordable Learning Georgia, and examples of how to create a new narrative on the value of academic libraries. The discussion will also include an overview of how current interests in reducing costs of higher education provide a new opportunity for leadership in libraries. The format will be a panel discussion and presenters will welcome Q&A from the audience as time permits.
Margaret Keller (NTCC), Tim Stamm (Delgado), Cynthia Blaschke (Fletcher), and Teri Gallaway (LOUIS)