What is ALPA?

Project History

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.

Project Leadership 

Executive Committee

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.

Executive Committee Members

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

Alison Bradley - PALCI (ex officio)

Steering Committee

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.

Steering Committee Members

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

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

This project was originally made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Office of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.