We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.
What is the DPLA Community Reps program? In brief, we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us bring DPLA to their local communities through outreach activities. Reps give a small commitment of time to community engagement, collaboration with fellow Reps, and check-ins with DPLA staff. We have a terrific first class of reps from diverse places and professions.
With the second class, we are hoping to expand our group in two particular ways:
- New geographic areas: unrepresented states and territories (AZ, HI, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NM, ND, OK, RI, SC, SD, WV, WY, U.S. territories), new international countries, and numerous cities, towns, and counties within states that may already have reps in other locations.
- New kinds of local communities: classrooms at all educational levels, genealogy groups, museums, archives, technology groups, state libraries, public libraries, to name a few. We have reps working in many of these areas already but we are excited to increase the program’s reach.
Although applicants who help us with these initiatives will be given special consideration, the single most important factor in selection is the applicant’s ability to clearly identify communities they can serve and plan relevant outreach activities for them. If you don’t fall into the groups outlined above, please consider applying anyway. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people with great ideas above all else.
For more information about the DPLA Community Reps program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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