Papers and Presentations
the Textbook: The Rise of Open Texts
Presentation at the AACC Annual Conference, New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2011
The National Council for Learning Resources sponsored a session entitled "Free the Textbook: The Rise
of Open Texts" at the AACC Annual Conference, New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2011. Panelist: Jeff Shelstad,
the founder and executive director of Flat World Knowledge, Inc., NY.
Program Description: This session took an inside look at the textbook affordability crisis and
the rise of "open textbooks" as a new model that is challenging the traditional publishing world. It is
an innovative approach that offers community college students accessibility and affordability.
- Of Like Minds
Dr. Julie Beth Todaro presented at the Community
College Baccalaureate Association on behalf of NCLR, March 2007
Vargas - Retention of Disadvantaged Students: The Library's Role
(AACC Presentation, Microsoft PowerPoint Show - .ppsx)