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Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open

Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open

The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent instructors in higher education to join its Education Advisory Committee for 2017-2018. We recently announced a new grant from the Teagle Foundation that funds the creation of a professional development curriculum and new set development for our Primary Source Sets project.  

We are currently recruiting a small group of enthusiastic educators in higher education to collaborate with our current team of K-12 and higher ed instructors on this project. Specifically, we are interested in applicants working in humanities fields with US culture including English, Composition, History, Area Studies, Music, Art History, and education fields including Secondary Education, School Librarianship, and Curriculum and Instruction. Applicants can be employed in various roles in higher education including administration or as professors, lecturers, instructors, or adjuncts. Members of this group will:

  • develop and deliver curriculum for professional development using DPLA and its resources for inquiry-based instruction
  • collaborate with K-12 and higher ed members of the Education Advisory Committee to develop best practices for implementing the Primary Source Sets
  • write new primary source sets following DPLA’s format and participate in peer review and revision (3 in 15 months)
  • provide input on online professional development modules

If selected, participants are committing to:

  • attend a 2-day in-person meeting on June 29-30 2017 (arriving the night of June 28 if traveling from far away) in Boston, Massachusetts
  • attend six virtual meetings approximately quarterly (September 2017-November 2018)
  • participate in no more than one professional development or conference presentation as scheduled

Participants will receive a $1,200 stipend (upon completion of the project in Dec 2018) for participation as well as full reimbursement for travel costs. The deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee is March 31, 2017.

Application Form

To learn more about DPLA’s work with education, please read our Education page. For questions, please contact education@dp.la.


About the Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America is a free, online library that provides access to millions of primary and secondary sources (books, photographs, audiovisual materials, maps, etc.) from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 15 million items from over 2,100 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.