Project proposals to be considered must include:
1. Collections related to Los Angeles history2. Collections that can be made publicly accessible freely and for research and educational purposes 3. Collections are predominately made-up of original material
NOTE: You are not required to be an LA as Subject member to submit a proposal, however, you or your institution will be expected to become members by the end of the grant period. For more information about LA as Subject please read the LA as Subject Charter - https://laassubject.org/sites/laassubject.org/files/laas_revisedcharterbylaws2017.pdf
Supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Library, the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Library, and the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries will each host and mentor a Resident Archivist, who will gain experience working on digital library projects with 30 LAAS community archives, for two years beginning May 2019.
The Resident Archivists will be professionals with Master’s degrees and will be working with the selected LAAS members to assess and/or complete digital projects. Work will include visiting partner sites, analyzing their digitization needs, generating project plans, and assisting in the completion of a collaborative LAAS digital library project.