How Libraries are Providing Equitable Access to Etextbooks

Presented by: ProQuest and Library Journal
Event Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022


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Teaching, learning and research looks very different than it did just a few years ago. Students and researchers continue to expect more and more from academic libraries – including access to course materials like textbooks that may otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable. Meeting those expectations requires a lot of reimagining, not only from libraries, but from the partners and publishers who support them. This webinar will introduce never-seen-before models that deliver e-textbooks to the users who need them the most.

Attend this webinar to hear how ProQuest, part of Clarivate, is collaborating with textbook publishers and librarians on new model that provides supplemental access to required e-textbooks through the library. Juleah Swanson, Acquisitions and Accounting Section Lead from University of Colorado Boulder and Beth Thoms, Collection Development from Montgomery College – both who are purchasing course reserve copies of e-textbooks will share what impact they’ve seen at their institutions.


You’ll learn about:

  • How a new e-textbook model empowers libraries to achieve their mission of providing equitable access to students

  • How offering e-textbooks -leverages the library’s investment in electronic collections

  • Trends in etextbook usage prior to and during the pandemic & how that usage compares to monographs



Beth Thomas, Collection Development Librarian, Montgomery College Library

Juleah Swanson, Interim Collection Management Team Lead & Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Kristen Twardowski, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Outreach, University of Michigan Press

Meredith Griggs, VP of Product Management, ProQuest, Part of Clarivate



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