GLAM Cross-Pollinator Program


Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together.

Through partnerships with other GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) organizations, DLF strives to address this issue by bringing new voices and perspectives to our Forum and to send accomplished DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit.

In 2019, DLF continues its tradition of “cross-pollination” with the art museum community, offering complimentary DLF Forum registration to a representative from each of our partners: AIC (the American Institute for Conservation), ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), MCN (the Museum Computer Network), and VRA (the Visual Resources Association). In exchange, DLF-affiliated practitioners will receive complimentary registration at each partner organization’s annual conference.

The program was supported by generous Kress grants in 2015-2017.

Attend the DLF Forum

Are you a member of one of DLF’s partner organizations who’s interested in attending the 2019 DLF Forum (October 14-16, Tampa Florida)? Be one of our Cross-Pollinator Fellows!

A Registration Award will be available for one representative from each of our four GLAM partners, and will cover the full cost of registration (a $750 value). These may be applied retroactively for a full refund if payment has already been submitted.

Awardees’ only obligations to DLF are to fully engage in the conference they attend and write a brief reflection on their experience for the DLF blog.


Applicants must be a member in good standing of AIC, ARLIS/NA, MCN, or VRA.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to DLF’s mission: advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies. They will also articulate ways their interest in “cross-pollinating” ideas amongst communities.


View more details and apply here by June 10, 2019.

Attend Our Partner Conferences

If you’re a DLF member affiliate interested in applying to attend one of our partner conferences, check out eligibility requirements and apply here.

DLF would like to thank its partner organizations for making this program possible:



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