The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to welcome Arielle Perry as our new Program Assistant.
In this role, Perry will work closely with Executive Director Dan Cohen and DPLA staff to manage the efficient administration of various DPLA projects and initiatives, including DPLAfest. Perry will also serve as liaison to DPLA’s Board of Directors; facilitate communication between DPLA’s staff, partners, community, and the public; and provide administrative assistance to support the executive director, as well as other programs including the Community Reps and team meetings, trainings, and events held throughout the year.
“We are very excited to welcome Arielle to DPLA” said Executive Director Dan Cohen. “Arielle brings the skills and experience to play an essential role in the efficient administration of our organization as we embark on exciting projects in 2017.”
Perry has a diverse background in libraries, administration, and special events. Prior to DPLA, Arielle worked with the Friends of the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries as the Administrative Program Specialist to create special events and support collaborative educational programs. Before working with the Friends, Arielle held a number of positions with local and university libraries and worked on special event planning and implementation for community groups and educational organizations. Arielle holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in History from Virginia Wesleyan College.