Five Residents Selected for the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in New York

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 2014-2015 set of residency projects. Host institutions were selected and announced in May.

NDSR_Logo.jpgThe 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.

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
Master of Library and Information Science
Drexel University
Host institution: New York Art Resources Consortium

Peggy Griesinger
Master of Library Science
Indiana University
Host institution: Museum of Modern Art

Julia Kim
Master of Arts
New York University
Host institution: New York University Libraries

Shira Peltzman
Master of Arts
New York University
Host institution: Carnegie Hall

Victoria (Vicky) Steeves 
Master of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
Host institution: American Museum of Natural History

IMLS_Logo_2c.jpgThe NDSR-NY program is 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.