Textbook Heroes

KU Libraries and the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, in partnership with the Office of Communications & Advancement and the Open Educational Resources (OER) Working Group, are pleased to present a new initiative to acknowledge and express gratitude for advocacy and innovation in course materials affordability at the University of Kansas. Textbook Heroes are members of the KU community who've taken extraordinary initiative to increase access to and affordability of required course materials by implementing and advocating for OER and other low and no cost course materials. Launched in Spring 2019, we hope to announce a new cohort of Textbook Heroes every fall and spring semester.

The Textbook Heroes for 2019-2021 are:

Tiara Floyd
Tiara Floyd
2019-20 KU Student Body President
Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernández
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Oleksandra Wallo
Oleksandra Wallo
Assistant Professor
Slavic Languages & Literature
Margie Sheppard
Outreach & Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Med.
Marsha McCartney
Teaching Specialist
Department of Psychology
Meggie Mapes
Introductory Course Director
Communication Studies
Ingrid Peterson
Ingrid Peterson
Director of the Kansas Algebra Program
Department of Mathematics
Abbey Dvorak
Abbey Dvorak
Associate Professor of Music Therapy
School of Music
Noah Ries 2018 Spring Textbook Hero
Noah Ries
2018-2019 KU Student Body President
Peter Bobkowski
Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Communications
Amy Rossomondo
Associate Professor
Spanish & Portuguese
Drew Vartia
Assistant Teaching Professor

For more information about Textbook Heroes, or to nominate someone as a potential Hero, contact Scholarly Communication Librarian Josh Bolick at jbolick@ku.edu.


Ada Emmett
Head, Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright
Watson Library, Room 450

Josh Bolick
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright
Watson Library, Room 450

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