Job Postings: National Digital Stewardship Residencies for 2015-2016, Boston and NYC

As a Canadian, I can’t tell you how jealous and angry I am that these are only open to US citizens. Please apply. The deadline is May 22nd, 2015.

Projects 2015/16

Below are the selected host projects for the NDSR-NY 2015-2016 cohort. The proposals outline goals for the residents and the specific responsibilities required by each institution’s project.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Archives and the Born-Digital Asset Life Cycle at the Performing Arts Institution

To survey and inventory all born-digital materials created at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and to develop workflows and best practices for assessment and ingest into the BAM Hamm Archives for long-term accessibility and preservation of materials.

CUNY Television
Harnessing Media Micro-Services for Stewardship of Digital Assets at CUNY TV

To assess the developing state of archival procedures of the CUNY TV Library, including those that pertain to media acquisition, storage, digitization, information management, and content dissemination. To evaluate and improve the micro-services currently in service in CUNY TV’s Library. These micro-services are primarily comprised of bash scripts and defined workflows to accomplish specific tasks, such as transcoding, assessment, delivery, storage, metadata harvesting, logging, and digitization. The resident’s assessment will result in a prioritized list of advancements or adjustments to be pursued or implemented during and/or after the residency.

New York Public Radio
A Digital Preservation Roadmap for Public Media Institutions

To aid in the creation of a robust digital preservation roadmap for New York Public Radio’s digital assets.  This project will include a detailed investigation of the current landscape of the organization’s digital collections and the formulation of recommendations for long-term, institution-wide digital curation policies. The goal is to create a seamless and integrated approach that will leverage in-house resources, but also think of new and creative ways to capture the digital history and legacy of NYPR. The resident will produce an adaptable framework that will assist other public media companies in the creation of more comprehensive digital preservation strategies.

Born-Digital Preservation in the Rhizome ArtBase

To enable the functional preservation up to 50 born-digital, performative artworks from the ArtBase collection, in various stages of preservation or decay. To build metadata and infrastructure across the entire collection, as it migrates to an innovative Wikibase system (in conversation with the WikiMedia Foundation), and a new front-end interface. The project will, at various stages, involve pioneering or using the new methods of preservation that are constantly in development within the organization – such as cloud-based Emulation-as-a-Service and the Colloq social media archiving tool. The resident will communicate this work to peers in the preservation field in order to provide leadership to the field of born-digital art and digital preservation more broadly.

Wildlife Conservation Society
Piloting Workflows and Systems for Long-term Preservation of Born-digital Content from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Education, Exhibit, and Geospatial Analysis Departments

To assemble a pilot digital archives system for the Wildlife Conservation Society [WCS] Archives, in the process revising the Archives’ policies and workflows to better manage digital content and providing recommendations for next steps going forward.  The resident will survey key staff in three WCS departments to ascertain the amount and variety of digital assets they manage, as well as their workflows for creating and using digital content.  The resident will compile the results of these surveys, information on typical researcher use cases and reference requests collected by the Archives, and the Archives’ draft specifications for a digital content repository.  Based on these three data streams, the resident will collaborate with the primary project mentor to select components that can satisfy user needs, the Archives’ limitations, and the requirements of the materials identified in the departmental surveys.


Internships (Unpaid): Photograph Collections Assistant and AV/Media Assistant, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC

Job Opening Title: Photograph Collection Opportunity (Experiential Education)
Institution/Organization Name: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York, NY

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)  is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world.

Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

Photograph Collection Opportunity

The Photo Collection of the JDC Archives contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of activities conducted by JDC for 10 decades in over 90 countries around the world. More than 60,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. The Archives is seeking an Experiential Education Project participant to assist us with the cataloguing and preservation of the photograph collection. Geographical scope and range of topics in the photograph collection lets the participant to suggest areas that interest them.

Responsibilities include:

• Integrating new photographs into existing cataloguing system.
• Entering and copy-editing information into the Archives database.
• Researching online to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Special project:

• Integrating unprocessed collection of photographs in our nearby offsite facility.


A familiarity with Word, Excel and database procedures is recommended. Library or archival training is preferred. Ideal candidate will have an interest in photography or pictorial history.

The opportunity is unpaid. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to internship(at)

Audio-Visual Media Collection Opportunity

We eagerly look forward to working with an Experiential Education Project participant on projects to preserve, reformat, and provide access our historic film and video collections. These collections contain over 1,000 films and videos depicting JDC’s work, which range from early silent films in the Soviet Union, to many films from the World War II era and its aftermath, to more recent footage of JDC’s global humanitarian work in regions such as Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. There are over 1500 audio recordings, including oral histories and eyewitness accounts that testify to JDC’s efforts to meet needs around the world at critical moments in Jewish and world history over the past century. The collection includes a variety of video formats and corresponding equipment to enable viewing.

Responsibilities include:

• Cataloging video collections and creating labels for video assets
• Aiding in the implementation of preservation and collections management plans
• Viewing programs to summarize content for the collection inventory and identify works worthy of digital transfer


Interest in archives and information science is recommended. Familiarity with databases required. Experience with processing of archival audio-visual materials is preferred, but not necessary. Concurrent coursework in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, or History.

The opportunity is unpaid. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to internship(at)

U.S. & Canada Library Residencies 2009-2010

Shannon R. Simpson,  Resident Librarian at the Albert S. Cook Library, has created an interactive Google map of U.S. & Canada Library Residencies.  Also check out Shannon’s blog, The Baltimore Rookie.

Library Resident, Milwaukee, WI

from UT School of Information JobWeb

Location: United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
Marquette University
Raynor Memorial Libraries

Closing Date 04-15-2009
Position Title: Library Resident
Position Status: Full-time Regular
Position Type: Faculty
Compensation Band: Faculty Contract
Job Open Date 01-16-2009
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 0600797

Position Overview: The Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Residency Program is seeking applications from early career library and information science professionals with a strong commitment to beginning a career in academic librarianship.
The two-year Residency Program is designed to encourage and promote the professional growth and development of new librarians, providing a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an area of specialization. The Residency Program hopes in part, to help increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic libraries. Diversity is a core value and is central to the mission of Marquette University and all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Full benefits package including 20 vacation days, 11 holidays and one floating holiday per year.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

Essential Functions: Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Resident will participate in the Libraries’ information literacy instruction program for precollege, undergraduate, and graduate students; provide general reference services; contribute to collection development activities; become familiar with other units and functions of the Libraries; and assist in collaborative planning, analysis, and assessment of programs and services. In year two of the program, the Resident will engage in an in-depth, concentrated experience in an area of specialization and will develop and complete an applied research capstone project that could be presented at a professional conference. The Residency Program features a formal mentoring component with the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Associate Dean of Libraries and other professional staff, who will help to acclimate the Resident to the Libraries’ environment, the University, and the Greater Milwaukee community, while providing general guidance and support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Master’s degree in library/information science (ALA-accredited), granted by August 2009 and received within the past two years.
– Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship;
– Service orientation and commitment to library user needs;
– Excellent communication and presentation skills;
– Strong analytical skills and organizational abilities.
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing user needs and expectations.
– Knowledge of and commitment to cultural diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in a library environment, teaching, or in public service.


Assistant Librarian, Pauline A. Young Residency, Delaware

Position: Assistant Librarian; Pauline A. Young Residency
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Delaware
Location: Delaware
Date posted: 4/14/2008

 Learn more about this institution in The Chronicle’s Employer Profiles section.

Library: University of Delaware, Pauline A. Young Residency. The University of Delaware Library seeks energetic, self-directed new librarians interested in developing a career in academic research librarianship. This two-year residency offers a breadth of professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library setting. First-year assignments may include assisting with reference services and instruction; working with multimedia services; expanding access to electronic resources; processing collections; and organization and staff development activities. In the second year the resident selects an area of responsibility that builds on this foundation and furthers his or her specific professional goals. Full job description is available at:

Position Requirements: Recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and library users from diverse backgrounds. Willingness to learn and a desire for professional growth.

Salary: Appointment at the Assistant Librarian level. Minimum $43,600.

Benefits: University of Delaware provides a generous and comprehensive benefits package for employees. Please see:

To Apply: Send or e-mail letter of interest, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Julie Brewer, Coordinator, Personnel and Staff Development, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware 19717-5267; or e-mail to: by May 16, 2008. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.