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This project was originally made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Office of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