Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship


Alyce Scott will represent the iSchool on an IMLS grant awarded to the WGBH Educational Foundation (WGBH). WGBH will host a Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship for 10 students enrolled in library and information science (LIS) graduate programs to pursue digital preservation projects at public broadcasting organizations around the country, gaining hands-on experience in audiovisual preservation. WGBH will work with five partner universities: San Jose State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, and Clayton State University. Each university will be paired with a local public media station to serve as a fellowship host. Fellowship placements will address the need for digitization of at-risk public media materials and increase audiovisual preservation education capacity in LIS graduate programs across the country.

The successful applicant must be able to:

Work onsite with the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)* and the Center for Asian-American Media (CAAM)* during August 2022-2023. (*Applicants must be able to travel between the two sites)

Work with Alyce Scott to develop documentation/virtual curricula based on the onsite work.

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of all core classes with a B or higher.
  • Completion of INFO 281: topic Metadata.
  • Completion of INFO 284: topic Digital Curation.
  • All applicants should demonstrate interest in technical areas of the information profession as shown by classes taken or work experience.

Successful applicants must also be able to:

attend an immersive meeting in Boston August, 2022 (fully funded). 

Applicants should submit:

A copy of their transcript (can be unofficial) highlighting completion of INFO 281 (metadata) andINFO 284 (digital curation).

A statement addressing the classes taken and/or work experience that shows their interest in technical areas of the information profession.

Reason for interest in the Fellowship especially work  and/or experience with Asian American materials or communities.

Application closing date

Monday March 15, 2022

Please apply here.

For more information about the Fellowship, please visit:

*BAVC is located in San Francisco’s Mission District, close to Potrero Hill and Mission Dolores. It is a community hub and resource center for media makers engaging with visual arts, technology, and education (with facilities such as meeting rooms and computer labs). It has a strong mission to tell the stories of diverse and underserved people and communities “whose stories aren’t being told,” which is relevant for their target population of the Mission District and surrounding San Franciscan neighborhoods and amateur artists and content generators

*CAAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 37 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.