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September 29, 2017

DPLA Application Update for Fall

The Alliance submitted its application to become a DPLA hub for Alliance members in late summer. We are now waiting on staff and hubs review of our application and expect to hear back between October and December. 

After naming Michele Kimpton the interim Executive Director, DPLA opened its Executive Director search on August 15, with applications closing on September 15. With the leadership of the DPLA Board of Directors and the executive search firm yscouts, the announcement has clear success criteria and an appropriately ambitious set of tasks for the first six months! We look forward to DPLA's announcement of their new leader.

DPLA also launched its Hub Network Membership Program on September 1. 

If our hub application is accepted, we will support only our 39 Alliance members. We will agree to have a future conversation about expanding to serve non-members. The LSTA grant that we received for this fiscal year--to enable exploration of non-member readiness and interest in participation in DPLA--will help support a Council conversation in 2018 on our role in DPLA.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on this initiative over the coming months!
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