Textbooks on Reserve Programs at Regional Campus Libraries

Presentation at 14th AURCO Annual Conference, April 5, 2008

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Krista McDonald, MU Hamilton
John Burke, MU Middletown

This presentation describes a library-initiated, collaborative effort to purchase introductory course textbooks and place them on reserve. The positive of aiding student retention was juxtaposed in this effort against the negative of spending library funds on items with potentially short shelf-life. A document will be provided that includes: a checklist for planning and implementing a textbook on reserve collection; usage statistics for the first two semesters; and a bibliography of similar projects and other helpful resources.