We are extremely excited to introduce and officially welcome our fifth class of DPLA Community Reps! The Community Reps are a network of volunteers across the country who help connect DPLA with their communities through outreach, both in-person and online. We had an excellent pool of applicants in response to this year’s call for new members of the program, and we are pleased to now add another terrific group of Community Reps to our dedicated team of volunteers from the previous classes.
Members of our fifth class continue to add to the geographic and professional diversity of our Community Reps network. We are excited to welcome particularly strong cohorts of educators eager to share DPLA and the Primary Source Sets with their students and colleagues and genealogists, who will be working to spread the word about the vast resources of DPLA among family historians across the country. Librarians and cultural heritage professionals in our newest class of reps represent university libraries, public libraries, historical societies, and more, with specializations in fields including outreach, digitization strategy, geospatial mapping, and partnership building.
We are grateful to all of our Community Reps, both new and seasoned, for the critical work they do to help introduce new audiences to DPLA and the rich collections of our partners. Get to know the members of the reps network and find a rep in your area using the Meet the Reps page. We look forward to supporting their outreach initiatives and ideas for engaging new audiences over the coming year!