Call for Educator Participants

By DPLA, June 15, 2015.

The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent educators for its new Education Advisory Committee. We recently announced a new grant from the Whiting Foundation that funds the creation of new primary source-based education resources for student use with teacher guidance.

We are currently recruiting a small group of enthusiastic humanities educators in grades 6-14* to collaborate with us on this project. Members of this group will:

  • build and review primary source sets (curated collections of primary sources about people, places, events, or ideas) and related teacher guides
  • give feedback on the tools students and teachers will use to generate their own sets on DPLA’s website
  • help DPLA develop and revise its strategy for education resource development and promotion in 2015-2016

If selected, participants are committing to:

  • attend a 2-day in-person meeting on July 29-July, 30 2015 (arriving the night of July 28) in Boston, Massachusetts
  • attend three virtual meetings (September 2015, November 2015, and January 2016)
  • attend a 2-day in-person meeting in March 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts (dates to be selected in consultation with participants)

Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend for participation as well as full reimbursement for travel costs.




To read more about the DPLA’s recent work with education, please read our research findings.

For questions, please contact

*Grades 13 and 14 are the first two years of college.


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 10 million items from over 1,600 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.