First organized in 2017, Affordable Learning Pennsylvania (ALPA) is a community of practice for academic libraries and higher education partners to advance textbook affordability for our students through education, collaboration, and advocacy at the state level to support open education in Pennsylvania. ALPA leads programs that create awareness, build expertise for community-led OER initiatives, and promote best practices and collaboration throughout the community.
Composed of individuals representing the diverse academic institutions and funding organizations involved in supporting sustainable affordable learning initiatives in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area, the Executive Committee provides primary leadership and administrative oversight for ALPA.
|Barbara Zaborowski||Penn Highlands Community College|
|Dan Stafford||Kutztown University|
|Jill Hallam-Miller||Bucknell University|
|Rebecca Miller Waltz (Steering Committee Chair)||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Sarah Greene||Office of Commonwealth Libraries|
|Steven Bell||Temple University|
|Jill Morris||PALCI (ex officio)|
The Steering Committee is composed of the members of the Executive Committee, the chairs of each ALPA Working Group, and up to three Members-at-Large, to be appointed from the currently participating Campus Partners.
|Dana Mastroianni||Chatham University||Assessment & Data|
|Kristina De Voe||Temple University||Assessment & Data|
|Tonya Otto||Clarion University||Communications & Outreach|
|Rocco Cremonese||Slippery Rock University||Communications & Outreach|
|Jennifer Hasse||University of the Sciences||Education & Training|
|Linda Huack||Villanova University||Education & Training|
|Bryan McGeary||Pennsylvania State University||Publishing & Repositories|
|Jean Shumway||Butler County Community College||Publishing & Repositories|
|Carol Seufert||Community College of Philadelphia||Member-at-Large|
|Sarah Myers||Messiah University||Member-at-Large|
|Stephanie Pennucci||Millersville University||Member-at-Large|
As the fiscal agent and project home for ALPA, PALCI manages grant applications, renewals, and reporting, and provides contracting, financial, and accounting services needed to manage the project’s funding and program operations.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.