Spring 2015 Innovative Internship Recipients Announced

by Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, METRO

InnInt.jpgWe're pleased to announce the Spring 2015 recipients of our Innovative Internship Program. The goals of the METRO Innovative Internship Program are to support innovative work for graduate students and recent graduates entering the cultural heritage profession, fund otherwise unpaid internships, and foster original work within METRO-member institutions. More program details, as well as the final reports of last semester’s recipients, can be found on the program’s webpage.

Two Innovative Internship projects will receive funding for the Spring 2015 academic semester.

The recipients are:

Karen Hwang, Graduate Student, Pratt Institute. Karen will be working with the New York Public Library Labs group on linked open data in a library context. She will help tackle data-centric problems through the adoption of linked data practices and methods, and she will help launch a new open data program. Karen will be assisting in the development of a new controlled authority system for use in metadata creation and bulk data remediation. NYPL is partially matching METRO’s Innovative Internship stipend.

Julie Robbins, Graduate Student, Pratt Institute. Julie will be working at the Lehman Social Sciences Library in Columbia University on revitalizing government information collections in libraries via UX and emerging technologies. She will exhibit, catalog, and archive United States government information for library resources. Julie will apply user experience (UX) practices to government information webpages, catalogs, and LibGuides. She'll provide users with resources that have a modern feel, easy navigation, and up-to-date information.

Congratulations to the Innovative Internship funding recipients! We're glad to be able to support these innovative projects and we look forward to hearing more from them as they progress.