The Catholic University of America

Special Olympics International: Historical Archiving and Preservation Project

The Catholic University of America (CUA) and Special Olympics International (SOI) are very pleased to announce a co-sponsored project to build a historical archiving and preservation program for Special Olympics. The project aims to preserve and provide access to Special Olympics' half a century's history documented in physical, digital and multi media. The two-year project is scheduled to start in June 2017 and complete in May 2019. Supervised by CUA Library and Information Science faculty and SOI Officer, the project will inventory and process archival materials generated by the Special Olympics Washington DC headquarters, create and support online exhibits to highlight the life changing story of Special Olympics in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and build a usable and sustainable archives for Special Olympics. Two graduate students from the CUA's Library and Information Science program will be sponsored by the project to work as research assistants for two years and gain hands-on experience working with multi-medial archival and cultural heritage collections.

Job Description and Application

The Department of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America is pleased to announce two sponsored research assistant positions for the duration of two years. The first position starts in June 2017 and the second position starts in September 2017. The two research assistants will join the initiative co-sponsored by the Catholic University of America (CUA) and Special Olympics International (SOI) to build a historical archiving and preservation program for Special Olympics. They will participate in inventorying and processing multi-media collections generated by the Special Olympics Washington DC headquarters, creating and supporting online exhibits to highlight the life changing story of Special Olympics in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and building a usable and sustainable archives for Special Olympics. Each research assistant will receive stipends for his/her work hours (19 hours per week) and tuition waivers for two courses in the fall and spring semesters for two years.

For details about application, please visit our Sponsored Research Assistant Positions webpage.