A stack of three textbooks next to a tablet on top of an open textbook.

Attend the first Pressbooks Book Fair from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. This hybrid event will highlight the incredibly versatile and easy-to-use Pressbooks.

Pressbooks is a software that allows you to create open educational resources (OER), including eBooks, handbooks, student work collections, portfolios, anthologies, and more. Content in Pressbooks can be integrated into your ICON course, exported to ready-to-print PDFs, or exported virtually as an EPUB file to the eBook platform of your choice.

Optimized to look great on mobile devices, Pressbooks allows for easy access through multiple devices. It also allows you to quickly edit content to ensure that projects are up to date with the latest research and resources.

Hear from UI Instructors

The book fair, hosted by the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology and the UI Libraries, will showcase a diverse range of projects from UI faculty and staff with an interactive panel session for questions and discussion.

Panelists will share how they’ve used the software to display student projects; provide free, openly accessible resources; heighten classroom engagement through authentic assignments; and more. Panelists include:

  • Ted Neal, clinical professor, Teaching and Learning
  • Giovanni Zimotti, lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Suzette Blanchard, assistant director, Orientation Services
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder, assistant professor, English

The panel will be followed by a presentation on the campus-wide OpenHawks initiative and the importance of OER from Mahrya Burnett, scholarly communications librarian with the UI Libraries.

The event will conclude with a hands-on collaboration session for anyone in attendance to create and begin sketching out their own Pressbooks site.

Please email Adriana Ojeda at adriana-ojeda@uiowa.edu for more information regarding the event.

Register for this free event. All members of the University of Iowa are welcome. Participants can attend in person in N150 of the Lindquist Center or via Zoom.