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Science Curriculum Library Intern, Judge Baker Children's Center, The Manville School, Roxbury Crossing, MA

130 hours (average of 10 per week)

 

Proposal

A unique information management, digitization project, and school library opportunity working in a K-10 school environment. This internship will both help create a user-friendly database of science, technology, and engineering (STE) curriculum for multiple audiences and help set up an improved library collection for students and staff. Joint supervision will be provided by a STE Curriculum Coordinator and a MLIS-degreed science librarian.

 

Setting

Manville School is a Ch. 766 therapeutic day school for K-10 students who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings. Manville is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS). Manville has a strong tradition of providing innovative educational programming and comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services. As a result of the integration of these service components, Manville is a school where students with challenging needs can experience academic success, social development, and emotional growth. This internship serves to support the school's developing library as well as the STE Department in providing all curriculum, lab materials, and support for our teachers across our four schools serving grades K-10. 

 

Qualifications

Intern candidates must be Master's students in Library and Information Science. Experience with Google Classroom, Google Sheets, Library World or other cataloging software, and Wikis is preferred. Experience working in a library setting is preferred. Interns must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check and fingerprinting.

 

Specific Duties

This internship will be project-based and requires strong communication and organizational skills. The intern will be expected to work independently to complete necessary tasks and assist in the development of improved library services. The intern will participate in organizing, digitizing, and culling STE curricula to meet our learner's diverse needs. The intern will also work in the school's library to develop improved access to the collection.

 

Potential Tasks

The intern will have the ability to participate in diverse tasks related to digitizing and updating a STE collection and developing a school library. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cataloging and Metadata
    • Original and copy cataloging for books in the general collection
    • Original and copy cataloging for special materials (e.g., science kits)
    • Creating metadata for physical materials and digital resources
    • Reference and/or Research
      • Research state standards
      • Identify materials which meet these standards from a variety of sources
      • Provide reference and resource assistance to students and staff
      • Youth Services
        • Work within a K-10 environment
        • Focus on youth with emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties
        • Update a new K-10 library for staff and students
        • Special collections
          • Digitizing a specialized educational science, technology, and engineering collection
          • Creating a unique database of special collections materials, both open and proprietary

 

Requirements

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references to Anastasia Vekiarides at avekiarides@jbcc.harvard.edu. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator & Principal.

 

Perks

Depending on the hours worked, breakfast and lunch may be provided. Complimentary access to trainings on related subjects and free attendance to mental health forum talks is included. Free trainings (e.g., CPR/1st Aid training) may also be provided.

 

Flexible scheduling is allowed, with some ability to remotely complete tasks.

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience. Hourly wage.

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