Open Education Leadership Program 2019-2020

Karla Fribley

Open Education Leadership Fellow


Karla Fribley is the Academic Technologies & Seminaries Librarian at Earlham College. 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. She has 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 PALSave affordable education initiative sponsored by PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana).

Karla’s capstone focused on building awareness of OER and textbook affordability issues at Earlham College and at the statewide level. She designed a grants model for an online faculty learning community to help faculty to adopt affordable materials. She created a resource guide to help faculty adopt affordable teaching materials, promoted training opportunities, and conducted individual outreach. Karla also led outreach during Open Education Week in association with PALSave. Her community resources include an outline of the grants program and Open Ed Week promotional piece titled, “13 Ways to Celebrate Open Ed Week at Your Library.”

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