New Article: “Librarians Transforming Textbooks: The Past, Present, and Future of the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative”
The following article appears in the new issue of Georgia Library Quarterly.
Librarians Transforming Textbooks: The Past, Present, and Future of the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative
USG/Affordable Learning Georgia
Georgia Library Quarterly
Vol. 52 No. 2 (Spring 2015)
Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is an initiative of the University System of Georgia (USG) to reduce the cost of textbooks for USG students. This article outlines current problems with textbook pricing, the origins of ALG within USG Library Services, current efforts and future plans for ALG, and the role of USG librarians in making required textbooks more affordable.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.