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Fall 2019 Internship, The Municipal Library, New York, NY

The Municipal Library, a division of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, offers an educational (unpaid) internship to a library school student. This internship can be for credit but that is not required. The Municipal Library is the official depository for publications of New York City agencies. The collection includes varied material and resources on New York City history, life and culture.

Tasks include:

  • Original and copy cataloging for documents using the Koha cataloging system with a MARC21 interface.
  • Assist in cataloging a backlog of over 200 items.
  • Work on cleaning up cataloging records and adding subject headings to records that have been converted from Mandarin cataloging system.

Collection Management

  • Deaccession materials that are being weeded from collection.
  • Shelving
  • Identify and help manage conservation of materials
  • Working with Library staff on monitoring and tracking submission of New York City agency publications in print and digital formats.


  • Assisting with in-person, e-mail and telephone reference requests
  • Assisting on various reference projects and learning to use the resources in the Library collection.

Qualifications/ Special Skills/Areas of study

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Preferably should have completed basic coursework in library and information science.
  • If possible, some coursework or experience in cataloging and/or metadata

To apply, or for more information, please contact:
Christine Bruzzese,
Municipal Library
NYC Department of Records and Information Services,
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-8595

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