Congratulations to NNLM MCR Kansas/Technology Liaison, Margie Sheppard for being recognized as a Spring 2020 Textbook Hero by 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. We launched this initiative in Spring 2019 to acknowledge and express gratitude for advocacy and innovation in course materials affordability at the University of Kansas.
As Chair of KU Libraries’ Board of Advocates, Margie has been very supportive of open education work as a way to address student and instructor needs. She believes in this work deeply, such that she, with her partner Mike, made a significant donation to KU Libraries to support that work. We were thrilled to be able to acknowledge her efforts in early March at a KU Libraries event. COVID arrived at KU the following week, which impacted our plans to promote more immediately. Last week, we issued a press release announcing Spring 2020 Heroes, which was featured in Friday’s KU Today. Margie’s profile is available at: https://lib.ku.edu/textbook-heroes/margie-sheppard.