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West Virginia University SGA works with legislators to create virtual library


The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Student Government Association worked with state legislators to introduce a bill into the House of Delegates creating a temporary Virtual Library Study Commission.

“I would consider them partners in this,” said Delegate Joshua Higginbotham, R-Putnam, the lead sponsor of House Concurrent Resolution 41.

Higginbotham said right after he was elected in 2016, WVU SGA President Blake Humphrey contacted him about textbook affordability.

“A number of other student government members from throughout the state have also contacted me about issues similar to this one, but I think we had the best working relationship with the WVU student government,” Higginbotham said.

The commission, which would expire on June 30, 2019, would explore the possibilities of a virtual library in West Virginia, which is “an online repository of textbooks, open-source textbooks, that would allow for college student in our state to save hundreds of dollars every semester on textbook costs,”Higginbotham said.

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