Karla Fribley is the Academic Technologies & Seminaries Librarian at Earlham College. Her role blends instructional technology with instruction librarianship. Professionally she is passionate about librarians taking leadership roles in faculty development at their institutions. She has led many programs for teaching faculty: multi-day workshops, course redesign grants, semester-long faculty learning communities, short presentations, and more. Recently she led several initiatives to generate campus conversations about textbook affordability and open education. At the state-wide level she serves on the admin team for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) in their affordable education initiative (PALSave). PALSave recently received a $520,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to encourage textbook affordability work in Indiana.
Her capstone project will be to outline a course grant program to encourage faculty to adopt OER and other affordable content at her institution.