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Affordable Learning PA Central PA Regional Open Textbook Workshop

ALPa Central Regional Open Textbook Workshop at Bucknell

ALPa Central Region Open Textbook Workshop
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Getting to Bucknell

The workshop will take place in MacDonald Commons. Parking is available in staff lots 50 and 51, and in lot 59 (no permit needed) across the street from MacDonald Commons.


Affordable Learning PA
Central PA Region Open Textbook Workshop

Affordable Learning PA

March 11, 2020
Bucknell University – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Registration:  Free, including light refreshments and lunch


Registration, all sessions, and lunch will be held in MacDonald Commons.

9:00AM Check in

     Light breakfast and beverages


9:30AM Welcome


9:40AM Speaker Panel

Speakers from local academic institutions discuss their open textbook initiatives, how they got started, what has worked, and what hasn’t worked.


Tim Clarke, Senior Instructional Designer, Muhlenberg College


Andrea Hartranft, Reference/Instruction Librarian, HACC Library, Harrisburg Campus


Linda Neyer, Health Science/Science Librarian, Harvey A. Andruss Library, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


Rob Sieczkiewicz, Interim Director, & Ryan Ake, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor, Blough-Weis Library, Susquehanna University


Janelle Wertzberger, Assistant Dean, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College


Barbara Zaborowski, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College


11:00AM    Break


11:15AM    Round Table Discussions

Topics of interest generated by participants to help you answer your questions

about open educational resources, open textbooks, and open education

initiatives. There will be opportunities to join two discussions.


12:30PM Lunch and “Birds of a Feather” Discussions

Want to know more about what one of our speakers has done at their

institution? Ask your questions, find inspiration, and more over lunch!


1:40PM    Activity: Next Steps for Your Open Textbook Initiative

Speakers from our panel facilitate an activity that helps you consider and develop next steps to move your open textbook initiative forward on your campus.


2:50PM    Closing

This event is hosted by Bucknell University’s Bertrand Library with support from the Affordable Learning PA project.

The Affordable Learning PA project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.