The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Kelcy Shepherd will be joining its staff as DPLA Network Manager, beginning August 1, 2016.
In this role, Shepherd will work with Director for Content, Emily Gore, Curation and Education Strategist, Franky Abbott, and Data Services Coordinator, Gretchen Gueguen, to maintain and expand DPLA’s growing network of Hubs with responsibilities including oversight of Hubs communications; coordination of the Hubs application process; facilitation of education and training across our Hub professional network; and support for DPLA’s education and curation initiatives including Exhibitions, Primary Source Sets, and Ebooks. Shepherd will also help ensure the success of all partners across the DPLA Hub network by providing necessary documentation, statistics and support for various needs and activities of our current and prospective Hubs.
“We are excited to have Kelcy join the DPLA Content team,” said Emily Gore, Director for Content. “Kelcy’s expertise and experience in community building and digital collections management make her an excellent choice to lead the next phase of development and fostering of the DPLA Hubs Network.”
Kelcy Shepherd has worked on digital archives and digital library projects for over fifteen years, focusing on effective collaboration and community-building. Prior to joining the DPLA, she was the Head of Digital Programs at the Amherst College Library, providing leadership for the creation, curation, delivery, and preservation of digital collections. She has been an active member of the Digital Library Federation and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and has taught workshops and courses for SAA, the Visual Resources Association, and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and a BA in Art & Design with a second major in Anthropology from Iowa State University.