UofL Libraries Boost Student Success with Open Educational Resources | University of Louisville Libraries News

“University of Louisville Libraries play a vital role in promoting and supporting open educational resources (OER). The Affordable Learning and OER Committee focuses both on OER and using existing library eBooks and subscriptions as supplements or replacements for textbooks. For example, a faculty member uses this eBook available in University Libraries’ collection instead of expensive textbooks for Sociology Research Methods. The libraries’ membership in the State Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky (SAALCK) grants access to Pressbooks which allows faculty to write and adapt accessible eBooks. Course reserves, available for students as part of a class or online learning, allow faculty to request course materials be held for check-out at a service desk at one of our libraries. In October, UofL librarians will collaborate with the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning to offer a faculty workshop centered around OERs. More details to come.”