With the cost of textbooks continuing to rise, some students are choosing not to purchase textbooks, thus jeopardizing their success in the classroom. What is also increasing is the popularity of affordable learning resources outside of the that are freely available online. The UConn Library will host a workshop to help members of the campus community understand these alternatives to traditional textbooks and assess their value. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Electronic Classroom 2 of Homer Babbidge Library, on Level 2. Joining us for the conversation will be two experts in the field – Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries, and Charlotte Roh, Scholarly Communications Resident Librarian from UMass Amherst. To register for the workshop, please visit: http://s.uconn.edu/opened.