Albany Public Library Foundation is looking for volunteers to enrich the literary history of Albany by helping to tell the story of our Literary Legends.
Each year, the APL Foundation honors a local writer at our Literary Legends Gala. Last Year, APL Foundation honored Athena Lord. This year's honoree will be announced on March 4th.
We are looking for several volunteers to help with compiling and amplifying the bibliographies of our Literary Legends.
(1) one volunteer to update the bibliography of works by our Literary Legends on Library Thing.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily, which also includes a "local" service, connecting local users to each other and promoting local literary events.
(2) one volunteer to organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, to fill in the histories of our Legends and their projects.
(3) additional volunteers to help compile critical bibliographies of our honorees, or to scan and OCR articles from APL's local newspaper collections or articles and posters from authors ephemera collections.
- Data Entry
- Social Media / Blogging
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Flexible. 30 minutes per week to 4 hours per week.