Upcoming Webinars :

Multiple dates – RedShelf Connection Events

Redshelf has developed a series of webinars to build connections and increase exposure to experts from inside and outside the industry. Attend an event in real time or view and share the recordings with your colleagues later.

To view upcoming events and register for topics that interest you, visit RedShelf Connections.

Verba | VitalSource invites you to view their webinar series focused on how stores can respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Their ‘Pack Light’ webinar delves into the campus-wide effects of COVID-19 and walks you through VitalSource Helps. In the ‘Grab Your Shades’ event you will learn how to scale digital fast from a peer. Register now for their ‘All Inclusive’ webinar to hear how you can bring affordability to your campus through Equitable Access.

Vendor Affiliate Updates for Campus Stores  

PartnerShip – Contact sales@PartnerShip.com if your store is closed and you need assistance communicating to freight carriers to avoid incurring redelivery fees. Don’t forget about FedEx discounts that could help you save on shipments directly to students. Not enrolled? It’s not too late – www.PartnerShip.com/03NACS

VitalSource Helps – offering free eTexts access to students impacted by campus closures due to COVID-19 pandemic. VitalSource Helps.

OpenStax Allies – OpenStax Allies are offering free access to their platforms for instructors that need to transition to online courses. More details here.

Cengage – is providing free access to its entire catalog of online learning platforms and eTextbooks through Cengage Unlimited for the remainder of the semester. Free eBook access is also available through RedShelf Responds and VitalSource Helps. For more info and resources are available at Cengage COVID-19 and FAQs.

Pearson – US Higher Ed Customer Service phone line is currently unavailable due to mandated work from home requirements. Customer Service related inquiries can be emailed to higheredcs@pearson.com. OASIS is available 24/7 and continue to be a great option for order placement, price & availability lookups, order status, etc. Free eBook access is also available through RedShelf Responds and VitalSource Helps. Virtual teaching and learning resources for faculty and students available at online resource hub.

UPDATE:This message is to make you aware that as a result of workers with positive cases of Coronavirus at Pearson’s Cranbury, NJ warehouse, the facility will be closed through Sunday, April 12 for deep cleaning. New Jersey and New York, where our warehouse employees reside, have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

Please note that none of the workers who tested positive for COVID-19 were symptomatic during their shift in the warehouse. They are currently quarantined and are receiving medical attention.

Orders for U.S. college stores will be held in a system queue at our Cranbury facility until the restart of operations occurs on Monday, April 13. Please note that our Canadian warehouse continues to operate and ship orders to Canadian customers.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We’re working hard to safely restore warehouse operations.

RedShelf Responds – Providing free access to digital textbooks (to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities) through May 25th. RedShelf Responds.

Texas Book Company – Extended rental return dates and offering in-store help with returns or packing up for shipments. Contact your Texas Book Company rep with questions.

Nebraska Book Company – A dedicated COVID-19 Protocol page is available to provide campus stores with pertinent information on how Nebraska Book Company is continuing to support stores. Additional information is also available on their website.

MBS – Visit the MBS website for COVID-19 updates and resources. 

Willo Labs – Is providing free use of the Willo LMS integration platform to colleges and schools to quickly enable their digital content and courseware at-scale. For more info, visit: Willo Labs Offers LMS Digital Content “Player” for No Cost or email us at: info@willolabs.com  

Additional resources for retailers:

World Health Organization: Basic Protective Measures Against the New Coronavirus
American Chemistry Council: Products That Help Stop Spread of Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
National Retail Federation: Coronavirus Resources for Retailers