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Librarians, Faculty, and Credo: The Affordable Learning Trifecta

Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00 PM ET

One of the most common concerns librarians express is that faculty and students underestimate the value of the library and its resources. Join professor Jody Ondich and faculty librarian Bridget Reistad of Lake Superior College as they discuss how they teamed up to use Credo, and existing library resources, as an “Affordable Learning” solution for their students. They will describe the benefits students and faculty see when resources that are already paid for through tuition replace expensive textbooks. Additionally, the process helps build students’ familiarity with scholarly resources and strengthens their research skills—all without sacrificing the quality of information faculty are accustomed to seeing in their course materials. 

Attendees will learn about how they can partner with faculty to best take advantage of existing library resources to tailor content to their courses. Jody and Bridget will outline how to go about finding a faculty champion at your institution, as well as step-by-step instructions for implementing the program and promoting it across campus.

Meet the Presenters

Jody Ondich2Jody Ondich
Philosophy Professor

Lake Superior College

Jody Ondich is faculty at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. She teaches Philosophy to undergraduate students who are not sure of its value--at first. She is the Peer Review Coordinator for the college, and collaborates with other staff and faculty in creating faculty development opportunities. She is co-chair of the college Online Program Advisory Committee and serves on the Accessibility Task Force. She teaches piano lessons, sings in a semi-professional choir and designs knitting patterns. She only knits at meetings where she does not have to chair the committee.

Bridget ReistadBridget Reistad
Head Librarian
Lake Superior College

Bridget Reistad is the head librarian at the Erickson Library at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. She manages the library's print and electronic collection, instructs courses on information literacy and promotes the library and its resources every opportunity she gets. She currently chairs the Minnesota State Library consortium MNPALS Executive Committee, where she's working to raise awareness of opportunities to include library resources into learning management systems. She serves on the Minitex Advisory Committee and through their Minnesota Library Publishing Project is near co-publishing her first OER - 'Potluck: Creative Works by Minnesota's Library Workers'.