DPLA seeks new members to expand Curation Corps (closed 9/9/21)

By DPLA, June 24, 2021.
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Open call to participate in national effort to expand access to ebooks

DPLA is offering opportunities for library professionals and students to join our Curation Corps. The DPLA Curation Corps is a group of librarians and information professionals who help to curate our Open Bookshelf offering of public domain and other freely accessible ebooks, as well as assist in creating books for DPLA’s ebook projects. DPLA relies on the expertise of the library community to create collections patrons will love. Curation Corps tasks and working sessions vary depending on current project needs. Open Bookshelf is generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  

Curation Corps members:

  • Evaluate and curate e-content and offer guidance on the development of DPLA’s Open Bookshelf
  • Assist with DPLA’s Collection Development selection process to identify open access ebook titles to include in DPLA’s Open Bookshelf
  • Contribute 15-25 hours per quarter.

Candidates must have knowledge of collection development, cataloging, and/or records management. DPLA particularly seeks participants with collection development experience related to race and the experience of the African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American communities in the United States. 

Curation Corps members receive an honorarium that ranges between $3,400 and $13,300, annually. The amount varies depending on the level of involvement.

If interested, please fill out this form by Tuesday, August 31, 2021. 

Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as trusted sources of shared knowledge. DPLA fulfills its mission by collaborating with partners to accelerate the adoption of innovative tools and ideas to empower and equip libraries in making public information more accessible.

DPLA’s ebook work is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Updated on August 5th, 2021, to extend deadline and include more information on hours and compensation.