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Meet the fifth class of DPLA Community Reps
May 12, 2017

Meet the fifth class of DPLA Community Reps

We are extremely excited to introduce and officially welcome our fifth class of DPLA Community Reps! Community Reps are a network of volunteers across the country who help connect DPLA with their communities through outreach, both in person and online.

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps
March 17, 2016

Announcing our fourth class of Community Reps

We are extremely excited to introduce and welcome our fourth class of DPLA Community Reps–-volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities.

Presidents and Their Libraries
May 26, 2015

Presidents and Their Libraries

This post is part of a series from Book Patrol, a blog run by DPLA Community Rep Michael Lieberman that highlights interesting news, images, and related content from all corners of the book universe. To learn more about Book Patrol, visit http://bookpatrol.net/

Earlier this month it was announced the President Barack Obama’s Presidential Library will be built on the south side of Chicago. It will be our 14th Presidential Library. The idea originated with FDR who in his second term “on the advice of noted historians and scholars, established a public repository to preserve the evidence of the Presidency for future generations” Then in 1955, Congress passed the Presidential Libraries Act, establishing a system of privately erected and federally maintained libraries. Here’s a sampling of images from the Digital Public Library of America related to our presidents and their libraries.

March 23, 2015

Remembering Sabra Statham

The DPLA family was devastated to hear that one of our Community Reps, Sabra Statham, passed away suddenly on Friday. Sabra was a Digital Project Coordinator at Pennsylvania State University and had joined the Reps program in 2014 as part of the second class. In the last year, she worked enthusiastically to represent DPLA in conversation with local Pennsylvania genealogy groups and in collaboration with her fellow Pennsylvania reps. She was multitalented: in addition to her innovative work in the library at Penn State, she was an accomplished musician and a scholar of musical modernism.

Apply to our 3rd Class of Community Reps
January 15, 2015

Apply to our 3rd Class of Community Reps

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 13

We’re thrilled to announce today our third-ever call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program! The application window for this third class of Reps will close on Friday, February 13.

Meet a Community Rep: Lavanda Wagenheim
April 25, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Lavanda Wagenheim

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

DPLA Community Rep Lavanda Wagenheim, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools- Middle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, details a recent outreach activity she organized for instructors in her school district.

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.

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife
March 28, 2014

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife

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

Utah public library director and community rep Dustin Fife explains why he reps DPLA and what he’s working on.