Open Textbooks: an open talk on Monday, October 20th 3 p.m.

Stacy Zemke

Computer_image2Kristi Jensen from the University of Minnesota Libraries will be presenting a talk on Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability and Academic Success on Monday, October 20th at 3:00 pm in the Bizzell Library Community Room, LL118, just across from the new Bookmark Cafe.

Learn more about Open Textbooks and how you can make a difference by adopting a free and open textbook. This presentation will provide information on:

  • open and OER – what it is and what it isn’t;
  • how issues of affordability can impact student academic success;
  • open textbooks as a solution to affordability issues;
  • identifying barriers to adoption of open textbooks and how to help overcome those barriers; and
  • supporting faculty adoptions of open textbooks.

Kristi Jensen is the Program Development Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative at the University of Minnesota Walter Library.

This session will be live-streamed at

Stacy Zemke
Stacy Zemke

Stacy Zemke is the Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator for the OU Libraries, and an adjunct instructor for the School of Library and Information Studies. She has been studying the use of OER by faculty and students since 2004. She was born and raised in Norman, leaving long enough to get two Art History degrees in Boulder, then returning to earn her MS in Knowledge Management from OU. Stacy has spent most of her working life in Oklahoma, trying to find a balance between academics and technology.

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