The Digital Library Federation seeks to expand its DLF Advisory Committee by one to two new representatives, drawn from among our member organizations and wider practitioner community.

DLF has grown considerably in recent years, and is strongly committed to creating and supporting inclusive, diverse, and equitable communities of digital library practice. New perspectives are therefore needed to better reflect the increasing diversity of DLF’s membership and of the professionals and publics we serve.

We see a particular need for representation from DLF’s growing segment of liberal arts colleges, as well as from public libraries, museums, and HBCUs—but we primarily seek self-nominations from people whose professional backgrounds and personal identities, convictions, and life experiences could enrich the work of the Committee.

About the DLF Advisory Committee:
The function of the Advisory Committee is to provide counsel to the DLF Director. DLF “Community Advisors” are appointed for three-year terms, renewable once, subject to the approval of CLIR’s Board. The Committee meets annually in Washington, DC each Spring (with travel fully funded) and informally in the Fall (with support for conference registration) at the DLF Forum. Learn more about the governance of the DLF: http://dlf.wordpress.clir.org/members/governance/ and about the Advisory Committee: http://dlf.wordpress.clir.org/members/advisory/

About the Digital Library Federation:
The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among archives, libraries and library service organizations, publishers, labs, museums, professional organizations, vendors, and all who are invested in digital library issues. Learn more: http://dlf.wordpress.clir.org/aboutdlf/

How to Express Interest:
To express interest in serving as a DLF Community Advisor, write to info@diglib.org before September 1st. Please provide information on your past experience and participation in DLF, and tell us what you feel you would bring to the role of Advisory Committee member. Appointments will be recommended by the DLF Director and president of CLIR to members of the Advisory Committee and CLIR Board of Directors, and will be finalized in early November 2016.