National Digital Stewardship Residency Announcement

Hello,

The following is an opportunity that was sent out on FEDLIB. It has been shared with our POC’s for various SLA Student Groups.

Please feel free to share with any recent master’s and doctoral graduates who you think might be interested.

Sincerely,

Travis Ferrell, DMIL Student Liaison Coordinator

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Good afternoon,

The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is planning for another year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program (NDSR) to be held in the Washington, DC Metro area, starting in June, 2015. As you may know, this program is designed for recent master’s and doctoral graduates interested in the field of digital stewardship. This will be the fourth class of residents for this program overall – the first in 2013, was held in Washington, DC and the second and third, which started earlier this month, are being held concurrently in New York and Boston.

The 2015 DC Residents will each be paired with an affiliated host institution for a 12-month program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. The participating hosts and projects for the 2015 cohort will be announced in early December, and the application period will open shortly after. News and updates will be posted to the NDSR webpage (www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr), and The Signal blog (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/).

In addition to providing great career benefits for the residents, the success of the NDSR program also provides benefits to the institutions involved as well as the library and archives field in general.

Please help us spread the word about this program, and forward this information to student groups and other organizations who might be interested. We appreciate your help very much.

To learn more about the NDSR, please visit our website at: www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

Sincerely,

George Coulbourne
Supervisory Program Specialist
Library of Congress
Office of Strategic Initiatives

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