In Spring 2018, the LaGuardia Community College Library department was awarded a New York State grant to train students to evaluate textbooks. The goal of the project is to give faculty tools to help students evaluate the books being used in their classes. It is not expected that all of these tools will be used in a single class, but rather that faculty will use some of these tools to determine how textbooks are working, and not working, for their students. The seminar introduced students to the economics and politics of the textbook industry and gave them tools to evaluate textbooks. This repository contains the materials used during the seminar.
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McHale, Christopher; McDermott, Ian; and Ovadia, Steven, "Textbook Evaluation Toolkit" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.