This textbook innovation will save your college student a lot of money

OCTOBER 22, 2017 7:00 AM - A college undergraduate spends an average of $1,200 on textbooks a year, enough to buy about five pizzas a week for the entire fall, winter and spring semesters.

It’s no wonder that free “open textbooks” are spreading fast on college campuses across the country.

“I’m in a lot of biology classes and those books can cost $300 or $400 a piece,” said Katherine Semler, a freshman biology major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She’s from Blue Springs and receives financial aid to help pay tuition.

New Flyer - "MOBIUS Consortium : A Valuable Partnership"

In conjunction with the Board of Directors, MOBIUS has created a new flyer called "MOBIUS Consortium: A Valuable Partnership". These flyers were written with Directors and other leadership in mind and describe the resources and services you receive as part of your membership.

We hope these flyers will help you when talking to your administration, faculty or other key constituents about the many benefits of MOBIUS membership.

Jeannette Pierce Selected as Association of Research Libraries Fellow

Jeannette Pierce, associate university librarian for research, access, and instructional services, has been named a 2018-2019 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow. The ARL Leadership Fellows program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. The Association has selected 30 individuals to participate in the 2018–2019 cohort of this executive leadership program.

Eileen Condon Named Dean of University Libraries

Eileen Condon, senior associate dean of University Libraries at Webster University, was named the dean of University Libraries this week. She replaces Laura Rein, who is retiring at the end of this year.

As dean, Condon will lead all aspects of operations and programming in Webster’s global library network, whose mission is to empower Webster’s diverse, global community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill their research, learning, and information needs now and in the future.

Rockhurst University Greenlease Library Marks Century as a Federal Depository

It hasn’t always been so easy to view information.

In March 1917, before the construction of the University's current library, Rockhurst University was named a partner in the Federal Depository Library Program, established by the Government Printing Office to provide free public and immediate access to government records at the 1,100 designated depository libraries in the United States.

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner?

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award. 

Art: Late professor commemorated in Meyer Library

Beyond the iconic landscapes of Plaster Stadium and the west mall fountain, the Duane G. Meyer Library will feature a unique addition this year. Students who visit the building for their latest study session will be greeted by wooden artwork, hand-crafted by late professor of Art and Design, Dwaine Crigger.

Donated by his family, nine pieces are displayed throughout the second and third floors as a tribute to the emeritus professor who passed away last summer.

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