by Margo Padilla, Strategic Program Manager, METRO
The National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an initiative to develop new professionals in digital stewardship through funded, post-graduate residencies, has selected the five residents for the 2015-2016 set of residency projects. Host institutions were selected and announced in April.
The selection process was highly competitive. NDSR-NY received applications from an outstanding group of well-qualified candidates able to contribute significantly to the program and host institution projects. Each resident listed below demonstrated a strong commitment to digital stewardship, along with exceptional talent and skill. We look forward to welcoming them into the program this September.
Carmel Curtis, Master of Arts, New York University
Host institution: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Dinah Handel, Master of Library and Information Science, Pratt Institute
Host institution: CUNY Television
Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Master of Arts, New York University
Host institution: Wildlife Conservation Society
Mary Kidd, Master of Library and Information Science, Long Island University
Host institution: New York Public Radio
Morgan McKeehan, Master of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host institution: Rhizome
The NDSR-NY program is being administered by Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), with assistance from partner Brooklyn Historical Society. More information can be found on the NDSR-NY website. The program is supported by generous funding from the Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Concurrent NDSR initiatives are being run by Harvard Library and MIT Libraries in Boston and by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.