Library Job Board Spring 2020 (go/libjobboard)
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

View only
 
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
Library Job Board: Spring 2020Sign Up Form
2
ProjectReadiness
1-5 (1=ready)
SponsorDescriptionTraining RequiredAssigned to:Notes/updatesQuestions
3
Review and Update Library FAQs1BrendaFolks in other areas (and in R&I), can take good hard looks at their FAQs to improve them. Later, someone can make revisions. Work with Brenda. Additional support from Leanne and/or Ryan (TBD).Depends on who does the work (some staff have already been trained). Requires internet, springshare accounts, permissions in springshare.sponsor is ready to start whenever staff is ready
4
Provide support for online research workshops1CarrieLibrarians who are going to teach research workshops via Zoom would appreciate having a second staff member present to monitor the chat. 1) April 2nd 1:15 to 2:30 pm via Zoom for Jim Ralph's FYSE 1208 Cities in Crisis, 2)...minimal
5
Review and update wiki instructions 1DanRewrite atrium display instructions, currently in wiki it's become long and therefore somewhat confusing. (The text has been revised by many different people over many years.) Leanne to talk with Dan, then perhaps Dan could oversee the work.1-3 hours, plus feedback and review of all work. Requires internet and perhaps google docs for drafts.sponsor is ready to start whenever staff is readyMore broadly, this might be a good opportunity to thoroughly review/clean up our library wiki materials.
6
Plan for upcoming atrium displays1Katrina Plan thematic, seasonal and potentially interactive book displays for the coming year. Pick a theme, select, crowdsource and document books and other library materials to be used, reserve library space and props, create an attractive and appropriate banner and/or promotional materials, develop an engaging and explanatory blog post and plan multiple, specific ways to advertise the displays within and beyond the library. Work with Katrina and/or Brenda, TBD. Each display takes about 20 hours.1-3 hours, plus feedback and review of initial work and conversation about how to mindfully incorporate diversity. Requires Google docs/sheets, MIDCAT, illustrator/canva.comsponsor is ready to start whenever staff is ready
7
Maintain research guides 1Leanneassorted maintenance tasks, eg checking links and use stats. This work is ongoing; new tasks can be added as others are finished, there is always upkeep to do. ALSO: Perhaps help with MIIS guides, if this would be helpful. Work with Leanne, Ryan and/or Wendy, TBD.1-3 hours, plus feedback and review of work in the beginning. Requires internet, springshare accounts, permissions to springshare.sponsor is ready to start whenever staff is ready
8
Create metadata for database descriptions1RyanExtra help on getting more metadata in LibGuides Databases A-Z: add subject tags, info on text mining, etc. Work with Ryan and/or Leanne (TBD).1-3 hours, plus feedback and review of work in the beginning. requires internet, springshare accounts, permissions to springshare.sponsor is ready to start whenever staff is ready
9
Enhance descriptions/keywords for digital archives (Internet Archive)1RebekahFollowing a very clear how-to document, browse collections in our digital archives to enhance the descriptions with keywords. Patrick and SC staff will offer support.1-2 hours, very manageable.
Identifying new themes in IA image collections
10
Timecode/keywords oral histories1KaitlinContribute to improved access to our collection of oral histories. Listen to recordings, then add keywords and the minute/second mark in a formatted Google spreadsheet. This is onging work, so plentiful examples exist to guide you.1-2 hours, very manageable.
Midd Oral Histories (MOH) subject terms + timecode
11
Transcribe Special Collections manuscripts1JosephThis project can accomodate several staff members. Patrick will support the technical steps.This project requires patience, fortitude, and some 19th century handwriting chops (a learnable skill). Joseph will serve as moral and historic advisor, on-hand to help with handwriting and best practices.)1-2 hours, very manageable.Transcription worklog [SC Popup Projects]Guidelines for Reading and Transcribing Handwritten Documents
12
Archival photography master list1DanielleCreate a searchable master list of SC photos by compiling all individual word docs into a single excel spread sheet. Project will require populating a specifically designed excel spreadsheet with the information contained in separate word docs. Vast cutting and pasting and new insights into our collection of historic photograph collections.1-2 hours, very manageable.
13
Copyedit and spellcheck archival descriptions in A-Space1KaitlinRead the introductions in our archival platform (ArchivesSpace) and find typos. The staff-side of A-Space does not have spell-check, so we know these exist. Help us and learn about interesting people whilst you're at work.1-2 hours, very manageable.go/Aspace
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Loading...