Join us for upcoming events: Network Coffee Chats and an Open Board+ Community Meeting at ALA Annual

By Kathleen Williams, June 12, 2023.
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We hope you’ll join us at our upcoming events this June and July, including two network coffee chats with Digital Equity Project partners, and our Open Board + Community Meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago.

DPLA Network Coffee Chat: Collaboration, Community and Digital Equity

Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 1p ET

In this DPLA Network Coffee Chat, we’ll hear from representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries about their archival collection, The Milwaukee Women’s Art Library, and their collaboration on a new community ambassador position to help bridge the gap between institutional support and grassroots community-led collection-building. This is one of the first projects to be supported by DPLA’s Digital Equity Project. Speakers will include Celeste Contreras, Ann Hanlon, and Derek Webb. DPLA Network Coffee Chats are opportunities to engage in casual conversation on topics of interest to our network; they are held meeting style instead of webinar style to encourage participation and sharing.

Please register here.

DPLA Network Coffee Chat: The Living Archives

Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 1p ET

We are honored to partner with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on the Living Archives project, which shares stories of Black, Hispanic, Asian and Indigenous residents as they navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will include Martha Yesowitch, Debbie Rubenstein, and Sarah Gherghel. They will share about the importance of collaboration, partnership, community engagement, and trauma-informed approaches to gathering and preserving stories centered around the COVID-19 pandemic. Come and join us for coffee chat to hear all about the Living Archives project!

Please register here.

DPLA at ALA Annual: Open Board + Community Meeting

Saturday, June 24, at 4p CT

McCormick Place, W179a

As Digital Public Library of America approaches its 10th anniversary, join executive director John Bracken, DPLA board chair Felton Thomas and the DPLA Board of Directors for an Open Board + Community Meeting. The meeting will include updates on DPLA’s major projects, including our national Hubs network, our Wikimedia work expanding access to and discoverability of cultural heritage collections, and our efforts to build flexible ebook licensing models through Palace Marketplace, part of The Palace Project, as well as a look ahead at how DPLA is preparing to meet the challenges of the next 10 years.

See the full ALA Annual schedule.