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Opportunity, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner MT

Yellowstone National Park is seeking five graduate students (or recent graduates) to volunteer in the park's archives for five days, September 22-26, 2014.  Students will be a part of an innovative project to arrange and describe a large portion of our historic collections.  While training will be provided, applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of archival arrangement and description in order to qualify.  Student volunteers will receive a stipend of $600 to cover the costs of travel, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.  


Anyone interested in this unique opportunity should submit a letter of interest and resume to Shawn Bawden, Project Archivist, at shawn_bawden@nps.gov.  Letters of interest should include an explanation of what students expect to gain from participation along with a description of any past experience working on progressive archival projects.  For more information, call Shawn at 307-344-2220.  Deadline for applying is July 18, 2014.


Yellowstone National Park Archives is located in the Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana.  This state-of-the-art facility is an affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the only NARA affiliate in a national park and only one of nine such repositories in the country.  This project is funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources with additional support from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

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Volunteer, American Theatre Archive Project, Boston MA

The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP): Boston Team is looking for volunteers!  

 

An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research, ATAP supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.  It is a grassroots network of professional and student archivists, practitioners, and scholars dedicated to preserving theatrical legacy by developing archival resources for theatre companies.  Through its publications and training programs, ATAP aims to help theatre companies develop an archival sensibility that saves time and money while preserving and making accessible records of theatrical process and product.  For more information, we invite you to view our website: http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org/

 

The Boston team is looking to recruit professional archivists and/or recent graduates to help us with our first project, a collaboration with a local theatre company in Boston.  

 

We are looking for an archivist willing to volunteer their time on a consultation basis as part of the ATAP Initiation Program, which places an archivist-documentarian team with a theatre company to assess records of historical value and formally establish archives.  As part of this program, the archivist surveys records and storage spaces; interviews staff; and submits a report.  

 

The time frame of the project is to be determined, but our goal is to begin the assessment in late 2014 or early 2015. 

 

If you have an interest in archival consultation and the performing arts, we'd love for you to join us!  If you are a recent graduate looking to bulk up your resume, this is an excellent opportunity!

 

 

If you're interested in working with us or joining us, please email the Boston Team Chair at atapboston@gmail.com.

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Call for Submissions, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) is now accepting submissions for its 2014 inaugural issue. Now that the semester is winding down, take advantage of all your "free time" to polish up that A+ paper from Library School or pick up that article you've been meaning to finish since 2003 and send it off to JCAS!  Accepted submissions are published on demand so there is no endless wait for that first (or latest) publication credit for your CV. Visit the website to learn more about the journal's mission and submission guidelines:  http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.  If you wish to volunteer as a peer reviewer, please contact the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com with a CV and a brief statement of your areas of interest/expertise. 

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Various Opportunities, Guiding Ohio Online, AmeriCorps, Columbus OH

Guiding Ohio Online is a new AmeriCorps program looking for flexible, caring individuals committed to community service to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment in rural Ohio libraries. There are both part time and full time positions available throughout Ohio. To learn more, watch our introductory video and visit our website at GuidingOhioOnline.org.

 

Here's how to apply:

1. Consider, can I commit to 11 months of service? Does this program match my career goals?

2. See which libraries are participating.  If none are near me, am I prepared to move or travel?

3. Fill out an application on my.americorps.gov. The part time and full time member slots for Guiding Ohio Online are listed separately. Make sure you apply to the correct one.

4.  Next you'll receive a supplemental application. Return this to Mandy Knapp (aknapp@library.ohio.gov) by Friday June 6th for first consideration.

 

As a librarian and a former AmeriCorps member, I can tell you that the AmeriCorps experience is an invaluable one that will teach you about yourself while gaining hands-on job skills.

 

Please feel free to contact Mandy Knapp (aknapp@library.ohio.gov)  with any questions.

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Volunteer, Phillips Library, Salem MA

Volunteers needed to update legacy finding aids in preparation for EAD coding. You will be working with rare and wonderful 19th- and 20th-century materials. We prefer candidates who have archival experience, but will train any graduate library student who is interested in working with these materials. There is no budget for this project, but it will be a great experience. Background check is required. Project begins in May. 

We have moved to One Second Street, Peabody, MA in Centennial Park. There is no easy public transportation from Boston to this location, so commuting by car is best.

Please send resume via email to:

 

Tamara Gaydos, CA
Manuscripts Processor
Phillips Library | Peabody Essex Museum

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