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Makerspace Volunteers, Watertown Free Public Library

The Watertown Free Public Library seeks creative, curious, and collaborative volunteers to help run HATCH by WFPL. HATCH is a library initiative that will provide space, tools, equipment, and people to help Watertown residents explore and develop new skills with other like-minded people; you may have heard such an initiative referred to as a makerspace,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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DPLA Community Rep, Digital Library of America

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we’ve decided to do it again! Today, we’ve opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30. What is the DPLA Community Reps program? In brief, we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us bring…

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Volunteer, Quilt Museum, Lowell MA

The New England Quilt Museum in historic downtown Lowell has an extensive reference and circulating library available to the public.  The current manager (not a trained librarian) has been running the library for 14 years and needs to find and train someone to eventually take over all her responsibilities.  These include:   –       Recruiting, training…

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