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.

Consortia Wide Return on Investment Report Now Available!

The MOBIUS Return on Investment Report for 2017-2018 fiscal year is now available on our Statistics Page! Take a look to learn more about how much member libraries save by coming together and taking advantage of the many services offered through MOBIUS. The report provides an overview of total consortial savings on the shared library services platform, MOBIUS managed services like Help Desk support and customized training, and our electronic resources licensing program.

TRUSTEES: MBTS adds Köstenberger, renames college

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees have elected Andreas J. Köstenberger to the fulltime faculty and announced the renaming/rebranding of Midwestern College, to now be known as Spurgeon College.

MLA Featured Library Employee — Debbie Luchenbill

Debbie Luchenbill, Evergreen Coordinator at MOBIUS, is the featured library employee in the latest edition of MO INFO! Debbie works on the Missouri Evergreen project and on our newly launched MOSS service (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions). Check out the article to learn more about Debbie, her work at MOBIUS, and her service to the library profession.

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.

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