Even the Odds: Libraries Solving the Student Textbook Problem

Librarians from two Florida universities will show how they are providing learning resources for free or dramatically reduced cost, providing access to traditional course texts through reserve collections and creating OER. Funding, faculty incentives, identifying textbooks, maintaining the collection, and marketing the program will be discussed.



Technical Services and Collection Management


Rebecca Donlan, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services

Rebecca Donlan is Associate Director for Collection Management at FGCU. She earned her M.A. in Library & Information Science from the University of Iowa and has worked in public and academic libraries for nearly 30 years, the last 20 in Florida.

Amy Filiatreau, Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library, Lynn University

Amy Filiatreau has been working professionally in libraries and archives since 2001. She’s served as the Library Director at Lynn University since 2013. She originally developed and now oversees Lynn’s Digital Press, textbook program, and OER projects.

Peggy Glatthaar, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services

Peggy manages the FGCU Library’s Customer Services Department, which includes Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Course Reserves. She holds two master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Library & Information Science and in Educational Policy Studies.

Danielle Rosenthal, Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services.

Danielle Rosenthal is the Head of Library Technology and User Experience at the FGCU Library, providing strategic leadership and direction for the development and future growth of the library’s virtual presence. She holds her MLS from Queens College, CUNY.

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