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Remote Audio Reviewer

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Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

  • 7 people are interested

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (MBTBL) is currently looking for one volunteer interested in working as a Remote Reviewer for the MBTBL remote recording program.

Reviewers evaluate and edit digital books (and/or magazines) created on topics of local (Minnesota) interest for library patrons and National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) users across the United States of all ages for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading. This process can be completed remotely (from home, etc.) by volunteers with basic digital recording/editing equipment and skills. For more information on requirements for reviewing, please refer to the sections below, and the videos available on the MBTBL website (https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/mbtbl/volunteer/).

Please Note:

  • Potential volunteer reviewers will be required to complete a library volunteer application form, and a short (approx. 10 - 15 min) trial-review to be submitted via the library server.
  • We are currently unable to accept applications from individuals under 18 years of age living outside Minnesota due to legal restrictions.

Reviewing considerations (Computer and Software)

  • Although the library is able to provide limited assistance for basic procedures, remote reviewers should have the following skills:
    • Installing and running audio recording software (Audacity or similar) on personal computers.
    • Evaluating recorded audio, identifying potential quality issues, and performing simple edits.
    • Troubleshooting and effectively resolving unexpected issues.

Consistency and quality considerations

  • A consistent level of quality must be maintained throughout the review and editing processes.

More opportunities with Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

Location:

388 SE 6th Ave, Faribault, MN 55021, US

Mission Statement

That All May Read

Description

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library provides a specialized statewide public library service to Minnesotans of all ages who cannot hold, handle or see well enough to use conventional print materials.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Sound Production
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Ability to meet project deadlines that have been agreed upon with library staff. (Please Note: Each hour of recorded audio takes approx. 2.5 to 3 hours to edit.)
  • We ask that you finish any project you start. Recording studio staff are available Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, but we will respond to email inquiries as soon as possible.

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