DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A RELIC VOLUNTEER?
RELIC is looking for a few volunteers to help deliver information to our online database of Prince William newspapers. Since 1993, we have used volunteers to produce indexes to our local newspapers, a database that has grown to over 100 thousand stories. You can see and search our database here
. It is complete with articles published in the Manassas Journal Messenger since 1993. Its sister paper, The Potomac News, has a backlog for the late 1990s that we would like to update.
That is why we are making this special request for new indexers. Please apply if you have the qualifications and could devote two hours a week. This index has been of tremendous help to the public and to the library staff in answering questions dealing with local news.
RELIC Newspaper Data Entry Volunteer
Bull Run Regional Library (where supervisor is located)
Volunteer works at home at least two hours per week. Assist RELIC staff in entering valuable information acquired from Newspaper Articles and Obituaries into an ever-growing electronic resources database. Keep supervisor informed of your progress.
Basic computer skills, good typing skills, detail-oriented, able to work on a regular basis as a self-starter, able to work independently
A demonstration session of approximately two hours is provided by staff to explain how to input the information from the printed newspapers into the database, according to our Standards for Newspaper Indexing.
At least a six-month commitment is required. Volunteers report hours worked monthly to RELIC staff by email, in person or by phone.