Tween/Young Adult DAISY & Audio Book Collection Assistant
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A print-disabled person is "a person who cannot effectively read print because of a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability" (Reading Rights Coalition, 2013). TPL is building our tween/young adult audio book collections with print-disabled patrons in mind.
TPL’s Tween/YA DAISY & Audio book Collection Assistant will spend time browsing resources for recommended Tween/YA audio books. Once a list is created, they will spend time cross-referencing our digital collections to see if we have the listed audio books - creating DAISY discs (special-format audio books for print-disabled patron use only) for those we have, and marking titles for ordering if we do not.
Interns will learn: about child and YA literature; about collection development processes; administrative skills
Ideal for someone with course work in:
- Information Systems and Technology
- Library and Information Studies
Some specialized skills required:
- Strong Communication Skills.
- Quick Learner.
- Computer Literacy.
What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:
- Create DAISY-audio books, and prepare them for cataloging.
- Cross-reference our current collection for titles in other audio formats, which can be used to make DAISY-format audio books.
- Create a list of recommended tween/YA audio books using quality collection development tools.