We are extremely pleased to announce that Frances Abbott will be joining the DPLA as an American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) Fellow in September 2013. Abbott, Ph.D., American Studies, Emory University, has been appointed as a Project Manager at the DPLA, where she will play an important role in the development of our national digital library by working with DPLA staff and collaborators throughout the country. Abbott will work on the DPLA’s Hubs Project to strengthen and connect existing state infrastructure to create a system of Service Hubs from which aggregated data from libraries, museums, historical societies and archives are harvested. Welcome, Frances!
Now in its third year, the ACLS Public Fellows program places recent humanities Ph.D.s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two year appointments. These appointments provide career development opportunities in administration, management, and public service and vary from year to year depending on participating agencies. This program aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes this program possible. You can can read more about this program here.