LIS Invites Applications for Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library & Information Science Program invites applications for one (1) paid fellowship to run from August 2022 through May 2023. This IMLS grant-supported fellowship is for students with a demonstrated interest in audio and visual media archives. The fellow will engage in the digital preservation of public media collections held at ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi at the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oahu, using equipment that is located in ʻUluʻulu.

  • Each fellow will receive a stipend for their work over the course of the fellowship, at the rate of $23/hour for $5,152 per semester
  • Fellows are expected to work 16 hours/week on the fellowship over fourteen weeks in the Fall and fourteen weeks in the Spring semester, for a total of 224 hours per semester.
  • This an in-person fellowship and includes an archivist mentor and a faculty advisor. The weekly fellowship work site is at ʻUluʻulu.
  • The fellowship will begin with a three-day, in-person Immersion Training, with all travel costs covered and organized by the fellowship. Dates, locations, and schedule for the Immersion Training will be finalized by May 2022.
  • Fellows will receive travel funding to attend the AMIA 2022 Fall Conference.
  • Prior to the start of the fellowship, fellows will be included in a series of free educational webinars over the summer of 2022 to provide basic training in audiovisual preservation concepts.
  • Fellow will inventory, assess, digitize, create metadata records, and submit materials to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Fellows may also create manuals, blog posts, workshops, and conference presentations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be students in the UH Mānoa Master of Library & Information Science Program at the time of appointment and must have a demonstrated interest in archives, preservation, and/or broadcast media
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be able to attend a three-day immersive training out of state (fully funded)
  • Students from historically marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply

Submission Requirements:

  • Statement (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the class taken and/or work experience that shows your interest in working with AV materials and digital preservation; and reason for interest in the Fellowship, especially work and/or experience with Hawaiian materials or communities
  • Please submit all application materials to Dr. Rich Gazan ( by April 22, 2022.

This is an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant awarded to WGBH (GBH) Educational Foundation in Boston for the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship. The UH Manoa LIS program is one of several project partner programs around the country.