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Meet our Community Reps: Using DPLA as a research and teaching tool
June 17, 2014

Meet our Community Reps: Using DPLA as a research and teaching tool

This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series -- written by Stephanie Lampkin and Tracy Jentzsch -- which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

To promote the Digital Public Library of America to graduate students at the University of Delaware, Tracy and I organized a professional development workshop on “Digital Resources for Research and Teaching Using the DPLA as a Case Study” on April 15, 2014. Graduate students who are gaining first-hand experience teaching classes or leading sections are often looking for new ways to engage their students.

Doing Local History, DPLA Style
May 19, 2014

Doing Local History, DPLA Style

Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and a PhD candidate at Emory's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the fifth guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Community Rep Sarah Melton explores Atlanta and its local history through DPLA.

Connecting to Oral Histories
May 1, 2014

Connecting to Oral Histories

The following guest blog post is by Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Avery hosts numerous digitally archived materials in the Lowcountry Digital Library, which is featured in DPLA through the South Carolina Digital Library.

Mary Battle, Public Historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, describes the value of oral histories as a teaching tool and highlights some of her favorites from DPLA.

Meet a Community Rep: Stephanie J. Richmond
April 9, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Stephanie J. Richmond

This is the second guest post in our Community Reps series which explores individual community reps and the work they are doing with DPLA.

Assistant professor of history and community rep Stephanie J. Richmond explains why she decided to join the reps program and how she’s thinking about DPLA’s value for the higher ed classroom.

Beyond Google Images: Using the DPLA with an English 101 class
November 25, 2013

Beyond Google Images: Using the DPLA with an English 101 class

A guest post from Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

A guest post from Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dale used the DPLA to great success during the process of supporting an English 101 assignment at her library.

John F. Kennedy: Archives of an Assassination Investigation
November 22, 2013

John F. Kennedy: Archives of an Assassination Investigation

Now, on the 50th anniversary of this tragic day, users can look at the evidence themselves using the DPLA archives.

The DPLA in your classroom: Helping to reach the Common Core State Standards
August 29, 2013

The DPLA in your classroom: Helping to reach the Common Core State Standards

We want educators to make use of the incredible primary and secondary resources available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Here’s a quick guide to some topics and themes represented in the DPLA’s vast collections of openly available materials.

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