DPLAfest 2017 has ended
DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Thursday, April 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Welcome to DPLAfest 2017

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Join us for the kick off of DPLAfest 2017! This will include remarks from DPLA Board of Director's Chair Amy Ryan, Chicago Public Library's Commissioner Brian Bannon, and DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen. 
This session will also include a panel discussion, "Telling the Stories of Who we Are" with three members of the DPLA and library community: Nell Taylor of Chicago's Read/Write Library, Jennifer Brier from University of Ilinois at Chicago, and Luis Herrera, City Librarian for the City and County of San Francisco. 



Brian Bannon

Commissioner and CEO, Chicago Public Library

Sarah Burnes

Literary Agent, The Gernert Company
Member of the DPLA Board of Directors, Sarah Burnes became an agent in 2001 after stints in the editorial departments of Houghton Mifflin, the Knopf group, and Little, Brown. Joining The Gernert Company in 2005, she now represents adult fiction writers (Alice McDermott and Tony Earley... Read More →

Dan Cohen

Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and... Read More →

Amy Ryan

Advisor in Residence, Simmons College
Chair of the DPLA Board of Directors, Amy Ryan is an Advisor in Residence at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries Visiting Committee, the Beacon Hill Village Council and the Massachusetts Women’s... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605