Tween/Young Adult DAISY & Audio Book Collection Assistant

Posted 11-07-2017
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 0
Organization Sign in to view
Contact Name Sign in to view
Contact Phone Sign in to view
Contact Email Sign in to view

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:

  • Psychology
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Library and Information Studies
  • English
  • Education

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.