Professor Michael Harkins ran into a problem at the beginning of the fall semester. Two texts used for his History of the Middle East course were unavailable and the semester was about to begin. Seeing an opportunity, Chris Dobson, Curriculum Content Graphic Illustrator in the Academy, sprang into action. Chris discovered that one of the licenses maintained by the Harper Library provides access to the electronic versions of these texts at no cost to students. Professor Harkins was able to use these e-texts and save a total of $1,400 for the 19 students in his class!

This Points of Pride article was featured in this week’s issue of InsideHarper (October 26, 2017). If you’d like to share your own initiative, accomplishment, or a colleague you believe deserves recognition, submit your own Points of Pride to share with the entire campus and our community.