Remote Audio Reviewer
Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
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/).
- 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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
388 SE 6th Ave, Faribault, MN 55021, US
That All May Read
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.