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METRO Fellowship in New York City‏. Fellowship Applications due: May 13, 2016

Individual applicants should focus their project proposals within one or more designated areas of inquiry, but applicants are also welcome to submit proposals that fall outside these areas. We encourage all applicants to take a close look at the reverse pitches that METRO member organizations provided. While we are excited to hear any and all ideas in your proposals, we are paying closest attention to proposals that solve real-world challenges or problems of practice as they have been defined by our members. In addition, we are seeking proposals that can solve cross-organizational challenges, so referencing more than one reverse pitch will certainly capture our attention.

METRO Fellowship Application Form

  • Fellowship Applications due: May 13, 2016
  • Fellows selected/notified: June 17, 2016
  • Fellows confirm acceptance: June 24, 2016
  • Fellowship period: September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

Note: Dates subject to change.

Areas of Inquiry

METRO and the advisory council have assessed the pool of reverse pitches and are suggesting the following Areas of Inquiry to help fellows frame their proposals in a way that can solve cross-organizational challenges. Applicants are also welcome to submit proposals that fall outside these areas.

Linked Open Data/Crowdsourcing to Expose Institutional and Community Archives

Explore strategies and tools to enhance discovery of various collections through linked open data and crowdsourcing. Surface and expose underrepresented communities and collections by facilitating community-based selection and description. Examine the ways in which we can best serve underrepresented, under-exposed communities by empowering them to frame their own historical records, to tell their own stories, and to participate in the process of naming.

PITCHES:

Increase discoverability through crowdsourcing and linked open data

Consuming Linked Open Data (LOD)

Developing Linked Data/Linked Open Data Strategies for Community-Based Archives

Connecting Community-Based Collections to the DPLA

Safe and Affordable Archives for Activist Media

Harmonizing Oral History Programs in NYC’s Public Library Systems

Bringing the Web into the Archive: A Social Media and Institutional Website Preservation Inquiry

Open Referral Social Services Directory

Inclusivity and Diversity in the Profession and Beyond

Examine solutions for systemic change in the profession–how we hire, work, collect, and connect. Develop initiatives and identify practical solutions to ensure effective representation and inclusion of diverse individuals and communities.

PITCHES:

Overcoming Barriers to Representative Libraries

Building a More Inclusive Profession

Developing Linked Data/Linked Open Data Strategies for Community-Based Archives

Connecting Community-Based Collections to the DPLA

Developing and Implementing Meaningful Outcomes Measurements

Targeting services through demographic research

Creating access through print collections: the role of books and print literacy today

Transforming Workflows, Procedures, and Organizational Culture

Consider ways of embedding new workflows and work practices into existing duties of staff. Evaluate resources, develop training materials, and create realistic solutions that will enable libraries, archives, and museums to effectively address the needs of collections, staff, and users in the 21st century.

PITCHES:

Making born digital records management easy

Practical Email Archiving for Cultural Institutions

How do we best envision the future and innovate in an organization with a very traditional structure and a professional staff with exceptional longevity?

Safe and Affordable Archives for Activist Media

Mass digitization best practices and workflows

How to Overcome the Strategy Gap?

Holistic tools for use and usage data

Minimal Computing in Libraries

Assistance with Implementing IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework)

Duplicate Detection Tool: how to reduce digitization costs and improve discoverability for your users

ArchivesSpace Collections Assessment Plug-in

Develop an API for Past Perfect Museum Software

Help the NYU Health Sciences Library leverage our data

Developing Altmetrics Standards

Customer Communication Re-assessment

AudioVisual Preservation Curriculum Development

Community Lab

Identify tools and necessary resources, build curricula, deliver programming, and design space requirements for a centralized hands-on learning and teaching laboratory.

PITCHES:

Makerspaces in Libraries

If You Build It, They Will Come…

21st Century Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Libraries

Hidden Gems – Let’s discover together the amazing ways we share

Technology-related Searchable Digital Repository (Catalog)

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Job Search Workshop, April 16, 2016‏

Job Search Workshop, April 16, 2016‏

On-site seating is going fast!  To participate in-person or virtually register today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLZWSRH

Job Search Workshop, April 16th

 

 

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Vacancy Announcement at the Library of Congress: GS-9 Supervisory Library Technician

position at the Library of Congress that is now available (open posting).  The Library is recruiting for a GS-9 Supervisory Library Technician who would be responsible for the Cataloging in Publication Technical Team.  More information on the position is available at:

 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433363900

 

Please share with anyone you know who would be a good candidate for the position.

 

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