Sara Parme, MLIS, MBA, is the Project Director for the Appalachian College Association’s Open and Affordable Resources Initiative and the Grants Coordinator of PA GOAL, Pennsylvania’s open and affordable grants program. After working in academic libraries for nine years, thanks to the mentors and some wonderful people she’s met along the way, her professional interests are virtual community building, project management, and not reinventing the wheel. She’s always found the open and affordable community to be where the nice people are, and her professional aim is to surround herself with as many nice people as possible. In her previous job evaluations, she’s often described as “informal” and “enthusiastic,” two characteristics she’s chosen to embrace as strengths when meeting new people and challenges. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies. Her dissertation focuses on status and incivility among academic library employees. She’s a productivity geek and can have lengthy conversations about planners and focus apps.