Community Reps

DPLA wants you! We are looking for volunteers to help us raise awareness of DPLA in local communities. If you are enthusiastic about free resources for genealogy, digital primary and secondary source collections, open educational resources, app building, or the potential of a national digital library, get involved in outreach for DPLA by volunteering as a DPLA Community Rep. Visit our Meet the Reps page to learn about our fabulous team of current Community Reps.

DPLA Community Reps will:

  • Organize activities that promote DPLA;
  • Share materials and feedback from outreach efforts (blog posts, group notes, images, video, etc.);
  • Check in with DPLA staff about progress and share experiences via the DPLA Reps Google Group

In the past, Community Reps have also helped with DPLA-related projects, including education research, hackathons and app development, usability studies, and creating new resources for other Reps and the wider DPLA community.

The Community Reps program works with the community outreach arm of DPLA and is not involved with the recruitment, aggregation, or digitization of new content. DPLA Community Reps are volunteers.

Reps will receive DPLA materials to use in their efforts, including a slidedeck, event ideas, fact sheets, and promotional swag (stickers, pens, etc.). DPLA will also offer periodic webinars to share updates, new activities, and new resources. We anticipate that being a community rep will require only a small commitment of time.

DPLA Community Reps will be selected based on their creative ideas, experience, and geographic distribution.

For questions about the Community Reps program, email