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Job Opportunity: Developer (Frontend and Web Applications)
April 21, 2017

Job Opportunity: Developer (Frontend and Web Applications)

The Digital Public Library of America seeks a full-time Developer to support ongoing work on the DPLA public-facing Web applications. We are seeking a curious and enthusiastic individual who recognizes both their technical strengths and areas for growth, who can help us work effectively to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all.

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Plans for the Future at DPLAfest 2017
April 20, 2017

DPLA Celebrates Continued Growth and Plans for the Future at DPLAfest 2017

DPLAfest 2017, the fourth annual event bringing together members of the broad DPLA community, officially kicked off Thursday morning at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. Over the next two days, over 350 participants, representing diverse fields including libraries, archives, museums, technology, education, and more, will come together to learn, converse, and collaborate in a broad range of sessions, workshops, and working sessions.

Our Values
April 20, 2017

Our Values

In today’s society, where fake news abounds, funding for arts and humanities programs is at risk, the wealth gap is expanding, and our nation continues to wrestle with questions of belonging and inclusion for many people, we at DPLA believe it is more important than ever to be clear about who we are and what we value as an organization. As such, we are proud to unveil DPLA’s new Values Statement.

Welcome to the Windy City!
April 6, 2017

Welcome to the Windy City!

DPLAfest 2017 is around the corner and we are thrilled to be heading to Chicago, one of the nation’s most dynamic cities, to learn, converse, and explore with you, both during and beyond the fest. Whether you are a Chicago newcomer or a native, check out highlights below for local institutions and events to explore while in town for the fest. For those participating in the fest both near and far, we are also excited to take this opportunity to showcase the digital diversity of Chicago’s rich cultural heritage community.

Introduction to Upcoming DPLA + Ebooks Work
April 4, 2017

Introduction to Upcoming DPLA + Ebooks Work

We are exploring how DPLA may be able to broaden access for users by helping libraries move to an open service architecture. What does maximizing access to ebooks look like? Facilitating discovery of free, open content; unlocking previously gated content through new licensing and/or access models; and facilitating better purchasing options for libraries.

Join the DPLA Community Reps! Application for 5th Class Now Open
March 28, 2017

Join the DPLA Community Reps! Application for 5th Class Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the application for the fifth class of the DPLA Community Reps program is now open! Learn more below, tell a friend or colleague, and complete the application form to apply by April 24, 2017.

Announcing the DPLAfest 2017 Travel Award Recipients
March 21, 2017

Announcing the DPLAfest 2017 Travel Award Recipients

We are thrilled to officially introduce the five talented and diverse members of the extended DPLA community who will be attending DPLAfest 2017 in Chicago as recipients of the travel awards announced last month.

DPLA Board Call: March 15, 2017, 3:00 pm Eastern
March 8, 2017

DPLA Board Call: March 15, 2017, 3:00 pm Eastern

The next DPLA Board of Directors call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Agenda and

March 8, 2017

The Importance of Women at DPLA and in Our Community

There shouldn’t have to be special days to reflect upon the importance of women in our society, but

Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open
March 1, 2017

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. A new grant from the Teagle Foundation 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.

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