Dr Brad Wheeler to Lecture at Griffith Next Month


etexts lecture

  • Dr Brad Wheeler will visit Griffith next month to present a free public lecture for Friends of the Library

Institutions of higher education currently have the opportunity to play a greater role in driving down the cost of educational learning materials, and therefore education, for its students.

International guest speaker, Dr Brad Wheeler, Indiana University’s vice president for information technology and CIO will be presenting this public lecture. Dr Wheeler has co-founded and led remarkable software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. Most recently, he developed IU’s eTexts Initiative and implemented a cutting edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students.

Prior to the lecture, Friends of the Library members are welcome to join us for a networking cocktail function. Membership is $25 annually and includes a variety of benefits. To become a member, visit the Friends of the Library membership webpage.

Public Lecture details are as follows:
e Texts: A Perishable Opportunity for Higher Education
Monday 11 February
5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Ship Inn: Function Room, Southbank

To register, visit: http://etexts.eventbrite.com.au/ or the Friends of the Library events webpage.

Registration closes Thursday 7 February. Tickets are limited and registration is essential.



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