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Cataloging Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid educational
internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting.

Under the supervision of the Cataloging Librarian, the intern will learn first how to perform RDA copy cataloging of print monographs; then the internship will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and
electronic monographs and serials, the majority of which will be Massachusetts state government

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and
continuing through the end of the fall semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable
within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. This internship may be
completed for course credit, if approved by your program director, although this is not required.

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block
from the Park Street MBTA station.

During the internship you will:

  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Massachusetts

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