Independent consultants sought for IMLS-project webinar series

As circulated on DC-mailing list

We are currently working on a 3-year IMLS grant project (2014-2017), "Building a Workforce of Next Generation Librarians for 21st Century Global Information Access." The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance the skills and knowledge of cataloging and metadata librarians by ensuring effective self-directed lifelong learning especially on emerging standards and technologies for information organization in libraries.

One of the project objectives is to create a set of open-source asynchronous webinar series on relevant topics, such as Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies and data quality and preservation. Due to potential copyright-related issues, we are looking for independent consultants unaffiliated with any higher education institutions who will be able to develop the course content for such webinars. The consultants will be compensated for their work through the IMLS fund.

If you are interested in working with our IMLS project, please contact for details: the project PI, Dr. Jung-ran Park, Associate Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, e-mail: [email protected] or

Yuji Tosaka, Ph.D, M.L.I.S. Cataloging/Metadata Librarian The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 Phone: (609) 771-2156.