Will you be at ALA Annual 2022?

By DPLA, June 8, 2022.

Dear Friends of DPLA,

We are looking forward to being back at ALA Annual in just a couple of short weeks, and hope to see many of you in person for the first time in far too long. We are pleased to share that there will be several opportunities to gather with DPLA colleagues and find out more about the work we have planned for the coming months, leading up to our 10th anniversary in 2023.

Digital Public Library of America: A Look Ahead

Saturday, June 25, 9-10 am

Room 151 B

As we approach DPLA’s 10th anniversary in 2023, executive director John Bracken, director of ebooks services Micah May, and director of community engagement Shaneé Yvette Willis will discuss some of our most recent work as well as upcoming projects focused on ensuring equitable access to knowledge in our next decade.

Topics will include the work of DPLA’s hub network to advance algorithmic justice and updates on projects currently underway as part of DPLA’s ebook program.

4th Annual Ebook Innovation Lightning Round, sponsored by DPLA

Saturday, June 25, 2:30-3:30 pm

Room 158 A-B

DPLA director of ebooks services Micah May has curated a compelling roster of ebooks leaders for a fast-paced overview of library-driven innovation in ebook and econtent delivery. Speakers will include Michael Blackwell, director of St. Mary’s County Library and of ReadersFirst; Jason Broughton, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; Alan Inouye, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations at ALA; Michele Kimpton, global senior director of The Palace Project; Jennie Stapp, Montana State Librarian; and Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

LYRASIS + DPLA Reception, sponsored by Knight Foundation

Saturday, June 25, 5-7 pm

City Tap House, 901 9th Street NW

Join the DPLA and LYRASIS teams for happy hour on Saturday in celebration of The Palace Project. RSVP here.

You can also find out more about The Palace Project by stopping by the LYRASIS booth #2933, where the Palace team will be available to answer questions and give product demos.

We also wanted to call your attention to a panel we think will be of particular interest to the DPLA community: On Sunday, June 26, at 1pm, DPLA board member and executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium Marcia Walker-McWilliams will be a presenter at “Humanities for One and All: Making Humanities Programs Inclusive and Relevant” in room 151 A. The panel will cover ways to include communities in program design, ideas for creating events that help build community, and first-hand experiences of efforts to build inclusive humanities programming.

Safe travels, and hope to see you soon.

The DPLA Team