LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
101 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE SE
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE)
program of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Indiana State
Archives and Indiana State Library, is pleased to announce a call for applications
to participate in the DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region. The
workshop is made possible by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library
The DPOE Train-the-Trainer workshop, Midwest region will
take place August 21 - 24, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is no
charge to participate in the workshop for selected applicants. Travel and
lodging during the workshop will be provided free of charge.
The workshop will prepare attendees to deliver digital
preservation training, based on the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation
Curriculum, to working professionals in their communities. All attendees who
successfully complete the workshop are recognized as DPOE Trainers and join
the DPOE National Trainer Network.
As this is a regional workshop, DPOE welcomes
applications from the states listed below. A total of 24 applicants will be
selected to participate in the workshop.
* North Dakota
* South Dakota
The DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum
consists of 6 topics:
Identify: What digital content do you have?
Select: Which portion of that content is your
responsibility to preserve?
Store: How should digital content be stored for the long
Protect: What steps need to be taken to protect your
should digital content be made available?
Manage: What provisions should be made for long-term
* Train participants in the Baseline Digital Preservation
* Explore essential issues for developing and presenting
* Apply workshop management principles to planning DPOE
* Provide a brief practice session for each trainer,
including thoughtful feedback.
After the workshop:
DPOE Trainers receive a package of readymade
presentations, trainer notes, a list of resources for each topic, and a
comprehensive guide for how to deliver a training event.
All DPOE Trainers agree to teach at least one topic of
the DPOE Baseline Digital Preservation Curriculum within 6 months of
completing training. DPOE will support DPOE Trainers with logistical support,
promotion of events, and providing lines of communication are to allow
trainers to share lessons learned and collaborate on training event delivery.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, May 21 through
Friday, June 8, 2012.
Complete packages consist of a resume, a cover letter,
and a nomination letter provided by the applicant's supervisor.
Your cover letter should be no more than 300 words and
address these two questions:
* What experience do you have with digital collections?
* What is your experience with training and presenting?
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the
Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program at email@example.com
. Please use "Train-the-Trainer Application" as your email subject. In your cover letter, please
include the name of the person who is nominating you. Nominators should also
send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is Friday, June 8, 2012.
Acceptance letters will be sent out to selected
participants by Friday, June 29, 2012. If you are accepted we will need a
response from you by close of business on Friday, July 6, 2012. Confirmation
of acceptance will require a Library of
Congress agreement signed by the workshop attendee and superv isor committing
the attendee to deliver at least one training event within 6 months of completing training.
Any inquiries can be addressed to email@example.com
We thank you for your interest in this exciting
opportunity to spread digital preservation education!
More information on the Call for Applications can be
found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/call.html
and more information on the DPOE program can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/index.html
For more information about the Institute of Museum and
Library Services, please visit http://www.imls.gov/.
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