DPLA at ALA Midwinter 2019

By Samantha Gibson, January 22, 2019.
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DPLA staff are headed to Seattle for the American Library Association Midwinter Conference and look forward to connecting with partners, friends, and colleagues. Here’s the rundown on where to find DPLA staff at and around the conference. See you in Seattle!

At the Conference

News You Can Use: DPLA Update
Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 – 5:00PM Pacific Time
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 618-620
Speakers: Brian Bannon, Commissioner and CEO, Chicago Public Library and DPLA Board Chair and John Bracken, DPLA Executive Director

Join Digital Public Library of America staff, board, and partners for an update on DPLA’s current projects as well as plans for 2019. Presenters will discuss the work underway to maintain, grow, and collaborate with DPLA’s cultural heritage network as well as the next steps to expand ebooks initiatives including DPLA Exchange and Open Bookshelf.

Visit LYRASIS in Booth 2300 in the Exhibit Hall
Saturday, January 26 at 3:00PM and Sunday, January 27 at 3:00PM Pacific Time: Live demo featuring the DPLA Exchange marketplace, circulation manager for curating e-content, and SimplyE app

In partnership with LYRASIS and The New York Public Library, DPLA is creating a new e-content marketplace built by libraries, for libraries. Visit the LYRASIS booth anytime during the conference to learn more about how the DPLA Exchange, Library Simplified, and SimplyE can help your library improve literacy in your community, increase e-content circulation, access better data, and customize your ebook offerings.

Outside the Conference

DPLA Reception sponsored by LYRASIS
Saturday, January 26 at 4:00 – 5:30PM Pacific Time
Unicorn, 1118 E. Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 (6 minute drive from Convention Center)

Join us and our friends at LYRASIS at Unicorn, a carnival-themed bar offering whimsical food and drink options. Stop by to chat with staff about all things DPLA, network with folks in the field, or just raise a glass to the great work of libraries and librarians. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

RSVP for the reception