DPLA Ebooks

Curation Corps

The DPLA Curation Corps is a group of librarians, information professionals and library graduate students who develop collections for the DPLA’s ebook projects including the Open Bookshelf, Open eBooks and soon the DPLA Exchange. DPLA relies on the expertise of the library community members who participate in the Corps to create collections patrons will love. Questions? Contact us ebooks@dp.la.
Curation Corps members evaluate and curate e-content and offer guidance on the development of DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Open Bookshelf is a collection of open access content available through Palace Marketplace, formerly DPLA Exchange, making it easier for libraries to build their open book offerings. As part of the Curation Corps, members help select open access ebook titles that public libraries will find valuable.


  • Brianna Furcron, DPLA Curation Corps Team Leader, formerly Special Collections Librarian, State of Arizona Research Library and Archives (AZ)
  • Cynthia Bower, Former Librarian, University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Matthew Davis, MLIS (GA)
  • Genevieve Goetz, Librarian, Philmont Public Library (NY)
  • Mary Ann Lema, Director, Prairie Trails Public Library District (IL)
  • Jessica O’Neil, Technical Services Librarian, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (FL)
  • Amelia Raines, Reference Librarian, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress (D.C.)
  • Mandy Ryan, Metadata Analyst, University of Texas, Austin (TX)
  • Stacy Tomaszewski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Fremont Library Administration (CA)
  • Miriam Tuliao, Senior Library Marketing Manager, Penguin Random House (NY)
  • Georgia Westbrook, Open Educational Resources and Instruction Librarian, Touro College (NY)


Dorothy Berry • Elisha Brookover • Edith Campbell • Elizabeth Davis • Carady DeSimone •  Catherine DiCristofaro • Patricia Dollisch • Marianne Fitzgerald • Rob Fleisher • Danielle Guardiola • Colleen Hallfrisch • Eric Hansen • Alison Hinkle • Dorothy M. Hughes • Michelle Huie • Emily Kean •  Jennifer Kim • Savannah Kitchens • Hilary Lewis Lackner • Eve Moekens-Arballo • Lucretia Miller • Maura O’Toole • Vandy Pacetti-Donelson • Emily Rastovich • Kelly McGorray Roberts • Cecelia Thomas • Remy  Timbrook •  Jared Wasson • Bethany Yackin  • Jessica Zillhart