In the coming weeks, millions of students will be returning to college and university campuses. The air will be full of excitement as existing students settle in for a new year and new students look forward to a new chapter. Dorms will fill up with boxes and suitcases and the quad will fill with tables representing campus activities and student organizations. Campus bookstores will offer extended hours as students search for their books and materials. These students will spend hundreds of dollars, some over a thousand, this semester alone. Increasingly, this spend will not occur inside the bookstore.
How Your Campus Can Prepare for the Influx of the First True Digital Natives
While many of us remember life before the Internet, there is an entire generation that’s never lived without it. Generation Z, born 2001–2013, grew up in the digital age, where tablets, smartphones and instant access to information were all a part of their day-to-day reality literally from birth. They’ve seen technologies become obsolete as quickly as they’ve been created so, despite their young age, they’re skilled at adapting to new modalities. Generation Z is accustomed to choice, instant information, speed and ease of use – at home, socially, and in their classrooms.
Register for our new webinar on October 17th, 2017 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST. This live interactive session will provide powerful insights, key lessons learned and best practices for successfully transitioning to a new hybrid college bookstore model.
New eBook provides valuable insights on bookstore models that address and support textbook textbook affordability, accessibility and student success.Today, we announced the release of an exciting new eBook highlighting bookstore models that help institutions better meet the growing student demands for lower-cost textbooks and course materials, more choice and greater convenience. The eBook uncovers new insights on the future of college bookstores and strategies that can effectively compete with low-cost third party websites and support an institution’s transition to digital learning materials.
If textbook affordability is important to your institution and you're open to learning about new bookstore
models, you'll want to request the recording of our interactive session with Labouré and Berea colleges from the 2016 NACUBO Annual Meeting.
This well-attended session, which received a lot of positive feedback, covers how the new hybrid college bookstore model reduces textbook costs, improves bookstore sales and increases student satisfaction.
The recording and presentation materials can be requested by clicking here or on the button below.
If you’re attending the NACUBO 2016 Annual Meeting in Montréal and improving textbook affordability is important to your institution, don’t miss our interactive panel discussion, The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model, on Sunday, July 17 at 2:00pm.
Mark Virello, CFO, Labouré College and Derrick Singleton, VP of Operations & Sustainability, Berea College will join John Squires, CEO of Akademos to share how combining a school-sanctioned website with an on-campus shop selling high-margin merchandise and services can:
- Successfully reduce textbook costs, improve bookstore sales & increase student satisfaction
- Provide the flexibility required to transition to new digital learning platforms & materials
- Win back students by applying advanced technology best practices