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Open Publishing Advisory Board

About the Penn State Libraries Open Publishing Advisory Board

The Libraries Open Publishing program is overseen in part by the Open Publishing Advisory Board, who review new publication proposals, as well as provide feedback and input on Open Publishing services. The board is made up of both Penn State faculty and staff and faculty and staff from outside the university, and they meet once every two months, or as needed. The Open Publishing Advisory Board is governed by a charter which provides guidelines and more details about the work of the Board. The Charter is available to view and download and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


The Board Membership:

Ex-Officio Chair:

Ally Laird, Open Publishing Program Coordinator, Penn State University

Open Publishing Members 

Angel Peterson, Open Publishing Production Specialist, Penn State University

Corey Wetherington, Open Education Infrastructure Specialist, Penn State University


Andrew R. Deans, Director of the Frost Entomological Museum, University Park Campus, Penn State University

Bryan McGeary, Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian, Library Learning Services, University Park Campus, Penn State University

Andrea Pritt, STEM Librarian, Harrisburg Campus, Penn State University

Tom Reinsfelder, Head Librarian, Mont Alto Campus, Penn State University

Tamzyn Suliaman, Senior Librarian, Scholarly Communication: Research and Innovation, University of Cape Town

Kathleen Zamietra, Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian, DeSales University

Past Members:

Jill Claassen, Section Manager: Scholarly Communication and Research, University of Cape Town

Esther Dell, Associate Librarian, Scholarship Access & Support Librarian, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State University

Laura Cruz, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State, University Park