Approximate date of posting July 28, 2018
Position: Greenpoint Digital Records Coordinator
Eligibility: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or Archives and Records Management, or pursuing coursework to obtain the degre
Experience working with digital documents in an archive, library or records management setting.
Working knowledge of library/archival metadata standards and practices. Some cataloging experience or coursework.
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Company/Organization Brooklyn Public Library As an independent system, separate from the New York and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) serves the borough’s 2.6 million residents, As an independent system, separate from the New York and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) serves the borough’s 2.6 million residents,
Schedule/Hours 19 hours per week.
Time Frame 12-week internship
Compensation: paid by stipend
Description: BPL seeks to hire a part-time Greenpoint Digital Records Coordinator Intern to acquire digital versions of past and current local remediation reports, and make them accessible and searchable by the public. The project is funded by a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.
The Records Coordinator will be based out of BPL’s Central Library but will also spend time at Leonard Library to review the records housed there.
- Review current physical copies of remediation reports and determine which digital copies are needed.
- Contact the issuing agencies to request digitally-born remediation reports and establish that future reports sent to BPL should be digital only.
- Create metadata to describe the digital records acquired.
- Create a public user guide for the remediation reports.
- Create a how-to guide for BPL staff for managing remediation reports going forward to ensure the Library is housing a greater number of digitally-born materials and fewer hard-copy reports.