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Temporary Archives Assistant, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The Bentley University Archives is seeking a temporary, part-time assistant to work with the University Archivist on a variety of processing tasks. Primarily, the Assistant will be responsible for physical processing of collections, including a large multimedia accession, and the creation of collection-level records to facilitate access.

Other activities will include digitizing fragile media, completing reference requests, re-housing materials, and creating database records for various archival holdings. Since this is a small department, the Assistant will gain plenty of hands-on experience and will be involved in high-level decision making. The assistant should be highly organized, self-motivated, and have an affinity for multi-tasking. This position is ideal for a current student who has already completed significant coursework, or a recent graduate seeking a transitional position. 

Hours: Flexible schedule, approximately 20 hours per week

Compensation: $15/hr, no other benefits

Dates: 3 month term, June - August 2019, start date flexible


  • Process physical collections using MPLP standards, and create collection-level records
  • Create metadata records for memorabilia and audio-visual materials
  • Prepare photographs and metadata for online presentation
  • Digitize audio-visual materials and create collection records
  • Manage off-site storage requests and re-housing of collections
  • Complete reference/research requests on an as-needed basis


  • Pursuing or recently completed MLS degree with Archives Management concentration
  • Prior processing experience using MPLP, preferably on large collections
  • Working knowledge of archival theory, arrangement and description, and metadata standards 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data entry/records creation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines


If interested, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to Jaimie Fritz, University Archivist at with the subject line "Graduate Assistant". All documents should be sent as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments. No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will begin immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. 

Bentley University is located in Waltham, MA. Free parking is offered on campus, and limited public transportation options are also available. To learn more about the Bentley University Library, visit

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Souls Grown Deep Foundation Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is pleased to partner with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation to offer a paid internship during the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to students of color, the internship will provide part-time professional experience in curatorial, interpretation, and conservation related museum areas to students interested in exploring careers in museums and the visual arts. 

The Souls Grown Deep (SGD) intern will become familiar with the holdings of each of the MFA's eleven collection areas and the several conservation labs. They will assist staff from several of the collections areas with exhibition related projects; and will work with the exhibition planning and design, and education teams to gain a broader understanding of the exhibition process. Additionally, the intern will receive an introduction to museum administration and governance from members of the Museum's senior management team.   

The internship includes a trip to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, an organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the contributions of artists from the African American South in the canon of art history, and the cultural traditions in which they are rooted.

In addition to gaining a broad understanding for the multiple career paths available in museums, the intern will have an opportunity to develop and deliver a short presentation highlighting projects they have worked on and insights gathered about prevailing museum theories and practices. 

Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Research
  • Object file/database maintenance
  • Internal and external correspondence 


  • Enrolled and in good standing in an undergraduate program (class of 2020 or 2021) 
  • Completion of at least two years of academic coursework 
  • Demonstrated eligibility for Federal Financial Aid
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills; Proven keen attention to detail
  • Proven academic research skills 
  • Flexibility 
  • Demonstrable interest in art, art history, or museums; open to all majors
  • Competency in a foreign language a plus
  • Ability to commit to 14-20 hours per week for the 2019-2020 academic year (non-negotiable)

  • Per SGDF application procedures, submission (via email to of a single document containing your: 
    • Essay explaining what you hope to learn from this experience, and what you seek to contribute to - and achieve from - the Souls Grown Deep Internship Program (800 word maximum) 
    • Academic transcript
    • Resume, highlighting internships, work experiences, relevant course work, and computer and/or language skills.     
  • *A confidential letter of recommendation received directly from an instructor a faculty member at your college or employment supervisor. The letter of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's institutional email address and should clearly indicate the applicant's name in the subject line.  
  • All material must be received by the MFA, Boston, no later than May 3, 2019; Applicants must be available for an in-person interview to be held no later than May 10, 2019. 

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Teen Central Intern, Boston Public Library - Central Branch, Boston, MA

Are you interested in working with teens and interested in teen services? Participate in an LIS501 approved site.The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library.

The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment.  

Length of time: 14 weeks during Summer 2019, 9 hours/week for a total of 130 hours.

Capacity: Two Interns per Semester in Teen Central

Credit: 3 units

Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019

Contact: Jess Snow

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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 

Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!

This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 20 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.

Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!

The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: We hope to see you there! 

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2019 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service is seeking to place students for up to ten weeks in the following paid summer internships. Students of diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Starting salaries will be $11.54/hour to $26.94/hour, dependent upon the grade of the position. To apply, send an e-mail to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at that includes: 1) the position(s) you wish to apply for 2) your resume and 3) official or unofficial transcripts. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at (202) 707-6399.


The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019. U.S. Citizenship is required. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidy Program. For more information about CRS, please go to


Domestic Social Policy - (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will assist with maintenance of two research portal sites by adding content, cleaning up metadata, and developing strategy to assess old files for possible inclusion. Conducting research to find the most recent state plans for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Compile information about state child support guidelines. Intern would also assist with additional ad hoc and short-term projects as they arise. The intern should possess familiarity with SharePoint and with database searching. Candidate should be currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (or Master of Library and Information Science, or similar degrees).


Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Research and Library Services Section)

Intern will organize digital files; provide reference and research services; searching for; bills, laws, hearings, treaties, news articles; using LIS and subscription databases. In addition, the intern will prepare finding aids, directories, background reports and related written reference products. Intern should have knowledge of conducting and providing reference, research, information management and organization, and an interest in public policy. Intern should possess the ability to work collaboratively with librarians and policy experts. Masters of Library/Information Science candidates preferred.


Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Defense Budget, Manpower and Management Section)

Intern would contribute to updates of CRS Reports, co-author an InFocus or Insight on U.S. defense industry after completing the Division standard design review. During the internship, the intern will learn to perform and practice legislative research. Before the end of the internship, the intern will practice oral presentation by briefing the permanent staff of the Division. The ideal intern would have a background in economics, econometrics, applied econometrics or statistics. Desired skills would be some knowledge of data visualization in programs such as Excel, High Charts, BI, D3, Python or R.


Government and Finance Division - (Government Finance and Taxation Section)

The intern's assignments will focus on state and local public finance and the relationship with the federal government. Depending on the intern's background and areas of interest, the project could focus on specific areas of such as infrastructure finance or grants for specific policy outcomes; and state and local budgeting and the variation across states particularly if federal aid programs are modified. Intern should have an undergraduate degree in economics, finance or business. Ideal intern is a graduate student currently enrolled in an economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, and math or computer science program. Intern should possess the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, inferential statistics software; have experience in writing literature reviews and accessible description economics primers.


Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of the CRS Archives, and the development of aids for locating materials within the Archives. Intern will be assign subject metadata for products added to the CRSX repository. The intern will help maintain CRS taxonomies and their association with CRS content, and metadata for CRS reports and other products. In addition, the intern will analyze and identify terms for search thesaurus to optimize search on the CRS website and assist with the digitization of CRS materials. Knowledge of and experience working in an archives and knowledge of archival arrangement and description is desired. Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, able to work independently, and basic computer skills needed. Student pursuing masters in library science with concentration in archives is preferred; other degrees considered are masters in science archives, museum studies, and information science.


Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

Intern will assist with development of taxonomies and related documentation; metadata identification and capture; maintaining digital archives; assist with data quality reviews and data cleanup efforts; and create business analytics reports. Intern will update content management applications and documentation as needed. In addition, intern will assist with updating Data Metrics Portal as well as research and recommend additional tools and techniques. Ideal intern will have knowledge of taxonomies or ontologies, metadata principles and uses, and ability to work with data in different formats. Intern should understand website content management and research. Knowledge and experience of data statistical techniques /computations and computer skills in statistics tools such as SQL, Python, and R desired. Student should possess excellent attention to detail and able to work independently. Student pursuing a graduate degree in information science, information management or systems or masters in library science.


Resources, Science and Industry - (Research and Library Services Section)

Under the direction of the section head, the intern will assess, inventory, organize the extensive print research collections in the Resources Science and Industry Division. Intern will assist in digital library initiatives. The intern will increase access to these collections by creating finding aids and other access points, and will help design and develop content for intranet knowledge management sites. In addition, intern will assist research librarians with congressional requests requiring basic research and data entry verification. The intern should have experience in cataloging or creating metadata, attention to detail, thoroughness, and demonstrate initiative. Intern experience with SharePoint, Python, or R, is a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information technology, archives and records management, history, political science or public policy is preferred.


Office of the Counselor to the Director - (Administrative Section) Opportunity ONLY six to eight weeks

The intern would conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for use by attorneys in the Counselor's Office regarding legal issues of interest to the Office. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to shadow attorneys in the office when they advise management on labor and employee relations matters, as well as ethics and policies issues. The intern would provide drafts of documents to follow up on these meetings. Ideal intern would have the ability to write and conduct legal research. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited law school program.


Office of Administrative Operations - Procurement and Administrative Services Section

Intern will conduct an analysis of some existing processes. This will include gathering data on the processes and doing an analysis of where the bottlenecks appear to be. Analysis may lead to updating of forms or information within internal website. Intern will participate in some facilities/space analysis and projects. In addition, may conduct an analysis of existing space and future space needs. Intern should possess attention to detail, willingness to learn and strong organizational skills. Student can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably business, mathematics, or humanities.

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International Summer Seminars 2019, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

International Summer Seminars 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!

Join the School of Information and Library Science in Prague during Summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.

This seminar will be available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,

Prague: May 19-June 1

Registration Deadline Extended to April 1st, 2019

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail:

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Call for Submissions: Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is "to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services." To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the "Great American Bookmobile Conference," running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference.

This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek's profound commitment to library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.

II. Amount of the Award

The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.

III. Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.

IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship
  • Two letters of reference
  • Please send all application materials to the ABOS Awards Chair -

V. Key Dates

  • This scholarship is awarded in October of each year.


2019 applications for the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship are now open!

  • All submissions are due by July 31, 2019.

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Intern, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, New Haven, CT

The Archive Intern will assist the Supreme Council Archivist in collecting, preserving, and sharing the Knights of Columbus' 135+ year legacy, allowing both members and the general public to forge meaningful connections with the organization's history. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in fraternal organizations, religious history, and/or archives in museums.

This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an evolving corporate archive that recently has reorganized, is migrating its database to ArchivesSpace, and is migrating finding aids online. The work of interns will be integral in processing the collections and establishing foundational processes and procedures for the archive to move forward.

Internships can be arranged for any term. Preference given to LIS or History graduate students, but undergraduate internships will be considered. A minimum of 150 hours of work is preferred, but shorter internships may be arranged.


Interns will benefit from exposure to a wide variety of archival tasks. Projects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Processing and rehousing of physical assets.
  • Preparation of finding aid for entry into ArchivesSpace, a content management system (CMS).
  • Research supporting the archivist with day-to-day activities, such as research request fulfillment.


Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Graduate students in Library and Information Science or History with concentrations in Archival Administration or Library Science.
  • Familiarity with archival best practices.
  • Experience with archival research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Familiarity with content management systems. Experience with ArchivesSpace highly desirable.
  • All interns must pass a drug-screening and background check before beginning their internship.


Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
  • Monday - Friday Hours
  • Tobacco and Drug Free


How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of reference to VivianLea Solek, Archivist, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives,

Application materials are due by April 15. Internship to begin in May or as arranged.

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student this spring to help support the library services and learn more about working in a corporate library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Manage Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Support on literature search and research requests from staff


The intern will work under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian. Successful candidates will have interest in reference work and searching. 


Skills required: 

  • Enrolled in a library science program 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Interested applicants can email Katherine Smith at 

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Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Robbins Library is seeking an organized, service-focused, and tech-savvy individual for the position of Librarian Intern.


Provides information services to the public in a very busy library. Assists patrons in the use of the library. Troubleshoots copiers, printers, microfilm machine and computers. Assists patrons with the use of technology and information resources. Oversees all Interlibrary Loans. Performs various clerical functions and other duties as assigned for the Adult Services Department. This position reports to the Head of Adult Services. This position requires daytime hours and some Saturdays.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association are required. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Organization and attention to detail a must. Excellent task management skills and comfort with technology is essential for this position. Knowledge of the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS helpful. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and with others.


This is an 18.5 hour a week position at $17.87 per hour. 

Closing Date: April 4

Please apply online at

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Library and Records Management Intern, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Boston, MA

The Department of Telecommunications and Cable ("DTC") is a state agency responsible for overseeing the telecommunications and cable industries in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The DTC works to ensure that consumers receive high quality communications at just and reasonable rates.  The agency provides expert input into the development of telecommunications and cable related policies for the Commonwealth and the federal government, assists in the expansion of broadband service in Massachusetts, promotes sustainable competition in the telecommunications marketplace and maintains and enforces consumer protections.

Basic Function of the Position: To assist the DTC in capturing, cataloging and modernizing its library and dockets.

Job Description:  The DTC is looking for assistance with organizing its records in order to digitize most documents and tag them for better use by staff.  The position will entail working with the Legal and Administration Divisions to design a strategy to organize, catalog and tag content and train staff on appropriate use of a new database management system.  

The intern should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and preferably have knowledge of On Base or a similar database management system as well as knowledge of general cataloging procedure. Intern duties in the records management area may include the following: assist in the development of indexes of agency records; assist in digitizing records; working with staff to determine where and how documents should be retained; and other duties as assigned.

The position will allow the intern to gain practical work experience in project management, cross-team organization and time and resource management; as well as public records law experience.  This position is ideal for someone interested in becoming a law librarian.

Job Type: Internship

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Critical Duties and Responsibilities: Organizing, cataloging, tagging and digitizing documents. Training staff on use of On Base Data Management system.

Qualifications: Detail-oriented, creative, resourceful, and a positive attitude. The ideal candidate should be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a Library Science program. Basic office skills with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, search skills, interest in public records management and technology, experience with a data management system.

Preferred Work Experience:  Time in an office or library setting preferred.  This internship is designed for an individual who is interested in exploring librarianship, archives, and records management. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra E. Merrick, General Counsel, Department of Telecommunications and Cable at or 1000 Washington Street, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02118-6500. 

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Library Public Services Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Public Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic candidate looking for an experience that varies with every changing day. This candidate should be in pursuit of a master's degree in library and information science. 

Weekly, this candidate will provide in-person assistance at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Services Desk. These job responsibilities include, but are not limited the following tasks: 

  • Evaluating and answering minor research questions
  • Referring major/in-depth research questions to a subject specialist librarian
  • Assisting patrons with consultation scheduling and directory technology
  • Assist patrons with finding materials in the library stacks
  • Providing directional assistance to library patrons
  • Answering queries from library patrons in-person and on the phone
  • Providing excellent customer services

The successful candidate in this position will work on various access services, public services and technical services tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Creating library and resource guides
  • Some assessment and public services based projects
  • Some opportunities for library literacy instruction
  • Some opportunities for community outreach
  • Serials verification and claiming
  • Other tasks as needed


Additional Details: 

The Public Services Intern will be trained to help library patrons with locating books, articles, and other citations, booking group study rooms, using library technology, and with referrals to other library services and staff. 

Basic training in using library databases will enable a successful candidate working in this position to provide expert service to patrons of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center as well as develop their own research expertise.



  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Some course work in Library and Information Science graduate program
  • Experience with an integrated library system; preferably Alma
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to seamlessly maneuver from one work task to another in a service based environment, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift materials of up to 20-30 lbs., accounting for books, paper reams, etc
  • General understanding of both PC and Apple mobile technology


Availability: One position currently available immediately (March 2019)

Pay: $15.00/hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week comprised of shifts as noted below:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Other shifts as needed


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including information about your schedule availability:

DaVonne Rooney

Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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Library Science Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School is a PreK-7th grade public charter school in Roxbury with a rich school library program run by a dedicated team of part-time volunteers. We recently purchased our first cataloging system, OPALS, and are seeking an intern with a library science background to support the cataloging work. 

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with volunteer team to establish standards for how to catalog and shelve different types of books
  • Accurately input data about books into electronic catalog system, including finding an F&P reading level and adding relevant keywords
  • Apply spine labels and barcodes
  • Shelve books
  • Support volunteer library team in learning how to use electronic system to circulate books

Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Library & Information Science major strongly preferred  
  • Experience with cataloging software - OPALS experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Experience training volunteers or staff
Please apply through the Simmons student work-study page: (or search for "#2492752 Library Science Intern"). All questions may be directed to Alison Tyler, Data Specialist, at

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Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus



UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage


Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics


Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S.Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.



Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe's social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimizing capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an int erdisciplinary environment involving 5 CH and 4 ICT beneficiary institutions as well as 9 CH, ICT and industrial partners from 8 EU countries.


Position Overview

One ESR to be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of three (3) years under full employment contract. The fellow will work on: Development of advanced metadata and semantic model for integrating: (1) paradata of the acquisition technologies and historical and archaeological evidence of CH objects, (2) the argumentation leading to virtual reconstruction and discussing alternatives with the object owners/ stakeholders, (3) the connection of physical and social -historical, constructive, functional, aesthetic and environmental parameters, etc. with 3D/4D documentation of CH objects.


Expected Results

A complete online platform for the holistic e-documentation of 3D CH objects: metadata, paradata, semantics, reflecting the interpretation and story of the 3D asset.


The Applicant Should: 

  1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH with less than four (4) years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, with excellent programming skills and very good language and communication / implementation skills,
  2. At the time of recruitment, not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date,
  3. Possess excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and written)


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 years of experience (Post graduate) - According to the H2020 (Marie S. Curie Actions) Regulations. Eligibility rules for the Marie S. Curie fellows can be found at the H2020 MSCA 2018-2020 Work programme:


Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



  • Competitive salary to cover living allowance (2.701,02 Euro - gross salary), mobility (600,00 Euro) plus a family allowance (if the candidate is married: 500,00 Euro), social and health insurance (according to the H2020 Marie S. Curie Actions Programme and CUT regulations).
  • In the context of a personal Career Development Plan, opportunities for international collaboration, attend outstanding conferences/events and exchanges to world-class academic and industrial partners will take place.
  • Registration for a PhD at CUT / UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Training in a range of state-of-the-art scientific skills, intellectual property management skills and visiting GR language courses at CUT language center, and project
  • Secondment placements within the network's partners (up to max. 30% of the training period).


For more details on the fellow salary and other benefits/eligibility criteria please refer to the H2020 Marie S. Curie actions CHANGE website at


Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  1. Detailed EuroPass - Curriculum Vitae in English - three (3) copies (see also:,

    2. Motivation Letter - three (3) copies,

    3. Official certified transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfillment of the required obligations for entering a graduate PhD programme - three (3) copies

   4. Official certified copies of titles in English language - three (3) copies

   5. Names and full address (including valid email) of three referees who, upon request, can provide recommendation letters - three (3) copies

   6. Copies of any related research papers or other significant achievements/work by the applicant - three (3) copies


Applications must be submitted in a closed envelop marked as "Application for H2020 Marie S. Curie CHANGE Research Fellow Position (ESR)" - UNESCO CHAIR DCH - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department, 4th Floor, Arch. Kyprianos 31, CY-3036 Limassol via express courier or must be sent via registered post (P.O. Box 50329, CY-3603 Limassol) with a clearly visible post office stamp of a date not later than 31 st of May, 2019, 24:00 which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.


Applicants are also requested to send their applications electronically to the email address the deadline of May 31st2019, however, please note that the electronic submission alone will not be considered as a formal application unless the printed application is received as requested in the previous paragraph.


For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides at email : and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website:


Research Fields

Computer Science, Geomatics, Archives, libraries, semantics, ontology, Photogrammetry, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Big Data, Holistic documentation


Start of Fellowship: October 1st, 2019

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Call for Papers: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is awarded each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The award honors Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002), who was a socialist, writer, activist librarian, and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective within Library and Information Science. The award is intended to celebrate Miriam's spirit of activism and faith in the power of people's collective social justice efforts and inspire future generations of librarians. The award has been given annually since 2003.

The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The prize winner will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor with the expectation they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.

Requirements and Application Instructions

  1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2018.
  2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
  4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2019.
  5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.


Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones ( and Madeline Veitch (

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Free and Open-Source Project Interns, Outreachy, Multiple Locations

Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our internships run twice a year, May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.

We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

The timeline for this round is:

Feb. 18, 2019   Initial applications open
March 12, 2019  Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings
March 26, 2019  Final application deadline for most projects
April 2, 2019   Final application deadline for late projects
May 6, 2019     Accepted interns announced
May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019   Internships period

Please read through the application instructions and eligibility requirements carefully.

We've made some changes to the application process this round. We've simplified the rules for which rounds students can participate in. We've added a new essay question to the initial application. Please read about the changes here:

You will need to fill out an initial application. Once your initial application is approved, you'll be able to see the full details for each internship project. Then you can make a contribution to the project. Applicants will need to record their in-progress contributions on the Outreachy website. Once one contribution is recorded, applicants can start to work on the final application for the internship project.

We currently have 6 Free and Open Source projects who are ready to take contributions from applicants, and we expect to have more join in the next couple of weeks. Outreachy generally lists around 60 projects per round, and accepts about 40 interns. We'll send another announcement once we have more projects.

If you have any questions about the internship, we have volunteers standing by to answer them. Please contact If you can't get in contact with a mentor or you're having trouble choosing which project(s) to apply to, you can contact our mentors mailing list at

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Spring and Summer Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.

LHA accepts general internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We are specifically looking for interns to process & catalog video tape, buttons, t-shirt data, banners, subject files, periodicals and books.  We prefer students currently enrolled in library school or archival studies but this is not a requirement.  Internships can be completed for course credit.

Sample Project Descriptions: 

1) Buttons: clean, label, rehouse, catalog, scan, upload scans to Dropbox, enter data into Zoho sheets and migrate metadata and images to Wordpress.  Training provided for unfamiliar apps.  

2) Videos: rehouse, repair, identify, research and catalog on-site video tape and prepare tapes for shipments to off-site storage at Iron Mountain archival storage facility where appropriate.   

3) Books: unbox, rehouse, catalog, repair and prepare books for shipments where appropriate.  

4) T-Shirt Data: Data cleanup, image uploads to Dropbox, metadata and image migration to Wordpress.

Internship Goals:

Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.  


  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week). 
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app 
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills 
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Cultural Resources Internship, Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the summer of 2019. NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually.

The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the supervisor.

Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program Archives/Archeology:  

  • Assists park Cultural Resources staff with organizing and managing project and site record files.
  • Primary duties include sorting, processing, and digitizing documents, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material, much of which is archeological.
  • Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork.
  • Candidates should possess archival experience, and archeological experience is preferred. Housing is available.
  • Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)   

Due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any questions to

How to Apply

This internship is offered under the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Program. More information is available here: The application form can be downloaded at

The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE's Internship Program, Julee Johnson (email:

Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements; your application will be rejected if it is not received in this form.

Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE Summer19. Due to the large number of applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this limit. 

Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE's staff will process applications and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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Archives Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an Archives Volunteer to assist the Archivist with processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.


Desired Skills:

  • Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management
  • Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Interest in American history is a plus



Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at This is an unpaid volunteer position. All volunteers must complete a CORI form upon starting.

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Simmons SLIS Travel Course in Seoul, South Korea

The Simmons University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to invite LIS students from ALA-accredited master's programs to apply for enrollment in our Summer 2019 travel course in Seoul, South Korea. The program provides two weeks of on-site instruction in Seoul from approximately July 24 - August 12, 2019, with online instruction in the weeks before departure. This course is offered as part of a partnership with Yonsei University's Department of Library and Information Science. 

Applications are due Friday March 1. Interested students should email the SLIS Office of Admissions at to begin an application.

Please verify with your home institution that courses taken at Simmons SLIS will count for transfer credit back to your current program before applying. In addition to Simmons tuition, there is an additional travel fee for this course. For more information please contact Carolyn Gallmeyer at

Metadata (LIS 445) will be taught by Professor Jeffrey Pomerantz, covering the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. 

Site visits will include trips to important LIS institutions like the Korea National Library, Yonsei University Samsung Library, and the Korean Film Archive. Potential extracurricular excursions include Gyeongbokgung Place, the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North Korea, and a baseball game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

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Information Services Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.


Position Summary

The Information Services intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events.  The intern will work 20 hours per week in Bain's Boston office and we are looking to hire the intern immediately.


Responsibilities & Duties

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of  basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging, and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections



  • Currently working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences
  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, effective time management, and strong verbal skills required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required



Application Instructions: To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link.


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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note that this will be 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,800 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.

Essential Elements of the Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Identify and select new items for the collection

  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)

Salary: $12/hr

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and availability via email to with ATK Library Intern Application in the subject line.

Application Deadline: March 20

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Student Intern, Biogen Library and Information Center, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a library intern. This internship will be full-time from June to August 2019, and will have two areas that the student will work in: researching text mining tools and assisting in library outreach.

Researching text mining tools and applications

  • Research text mining applications and use cases for library projects
  • Apply research to identify preferred applications
  • Work with library staff to create a business plan for the addition of text mining tools to the library
  • Present business plan to library staff
  • Assist in library internal social media efforts
  • Post to Yammer on behalf of the library
  • Create blog posts to advertise library events
  • Participate in the evaluation of library communication efforts: monitor Yammer and blog posts to identify trends 

The Biogen Library and Information Center (BLInC) is committed to providing world-class information, resources, and services to all employees. We aim to provide the right information at the right time to help Biogen succeed in its mission to change the lives of patients.

Our library is completely virtual and accessible to all employees. BLInC provides access to a wide variety of databases, journals, resources, and eBooks on topics ranging from scientific and drug information to regulatory and patent resources. Our services include expert searching, customized research, library and database training, book ordering, and copyright consultations.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in a digital library
  • Apply knowledge learned in graduate level coursework to the identify resources and present information
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate text mining tools
  • Hands-on experience to include: interpersonal skills, team work, time management, social media and presentations.
  • Embrace networking opportunities and improve professional communication.
  • Organize, create, and disseminate information via social media

By the end of this internship, the student will have:

  • Expanded their knowledge of corporate librarianship
  • Enhance tools for the Biogen Library
  • Increased technical skills
  • A greater understanding of library practices
  • An understanding of professional standards in the corporate library field
  • Developed a network of current professionals in the field


To participate in the Biogen Intern or Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interest in special libraries
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft applications OR willing to learn new technologies
  • Time management


Master's level student of Library and Information Sciences and/or Computer Science

Application Instructions: 

The deadline to apply is March 15th. To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Call for Submissions: ATLA Diversity Scholarship

ATLA is a religiously inclusive professional organization that looks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Find more information about ATLA here:

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology. 

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science (check issued to the school). The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference


  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  •  Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance

Applications and instructions can be found here:

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on August 1.

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Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections and Archive Management, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Assists with multiple projects involving collections and/or archives materials at Boston Children's Museum. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing materials; taking digital images and scans; developing finding aids and/or search terms; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections/archives work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Projects may focus on natural history specimens, cultural and ethnographic materials, archival records, or a combination of these areas.

Interns will be welcome in all areas of the Museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, Natural History, and Institutional Archives. 

Learning Component:

The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining collections and archives management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections and archives management practices. 

In addition, the intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments.

Skills Required:

Students in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, Historic Administration, Cultural Studies, Natural Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. 

The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment. 

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred.


The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship.

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship.

One intern will be selected for the fall, spring and summer semester. 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

About the Museum:

Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs. 

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections, at Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Substitute Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Access Services Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.


This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule.


Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.


Hourly Rate: $17.25


To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at

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Makerspace Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the spring semester to assist in launching our brand new Makerspace.  The Makerspace, opened earlier this year, is a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. Curious patrons of all ages are clamoring to explore the space that is equipped with everything from 3D printers to sewing machines and an array of other paper and handicrafts.


Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of the Makerspace including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the space organized, and assisting with a wide range of projects. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our Maker Librarian and dedicated team of staff!


Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students or recent graduates pursuing a career in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic about the maker movement.

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week, ability to assist with Makerspace programming preferred.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly


Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program, enjoy working with crafts/technology and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong organizational and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.


Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to by the close of business on March 8, 2019.


The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Scholarship Opportunity and Call for Members: ARMA International Educational Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program (Master's or PhD).


This year, the Foundation will offer several scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 (USD). These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.


For eligibility requirements and application information please visit:



Call for Committee Members and Trustees

The Foundation is seeking energetic and innovative IM professionals to advance its mission and vision, so together, we may be able to offer more scholarships and research opportunities that help advance the profession and its professionals. The Foundation is looking for committee members and new Trustees. If you are interested in giving back to the profession by actively participating in advancing the information management profession and the professionals, it would be great to hear from you.


For additional information about these positions, time commitments, etc., please visit: (for the call for Trustee positions) and (for the call for Committee members).


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Library Intern, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Chelsea, MA

The Library of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking an Intern to assist in cataloging a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS. In addition, the intern will gather and record metadata in preparation for a historic photograph digitization project. Assistance in the daily operation of a small, governmental Special Library, under the direction of the Library Supervisor, will also be required.


  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science Master's degree program
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills with a thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Cataloging and database experience preferred


  • Catalog a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS
  • Gather and record metadata for historic photograph digitization project
  • Learn daily library operations in a special library setting
  • Serve a wide variety of personnel in reference requests as needed
  • Provide additional support to Library Supervisor as needed

Other Information:

Work Location: 2 Griffin Way, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 02150

Hourly Rate: $17.00 - $18.00 based on educational level

Work Schedule: Flexible Mon. Fri. 9:00 to 5:00.;20 - 40 hours/week

This is a 6 month internship (flexible)


How to Apply:

Apply online at

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.


Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.


  • Length: Approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019


The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of


  • Originality of thought and observation
  • Depth of research and scholarship
  • Topicality of problems addressed
  • The international readership of the journal
  • The quality of the composition


The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020. 


If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020.  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 


Manuscripts should be submitted to submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type." Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at


All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written


[1] Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.


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Library Assistant, Collection & Systems, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Come and work at Beatley Library! This is a full-time staff position with benefits, including tuition remission.

This Library Assistant works under the coordinated direction of the Collections & Systems librarians.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in acquisitions and collection management activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing,receiving, and processing payment records for materials in all formats.
    • Determine appropriate providers, place orders, and create bibliographic and order records.
    • Communicate with requestors and providers to resolve questions and issues.
    • Assist with subscription renewals.
    • Reconcile receipts with order records and enter payment records.
    • Assist with assessment, weeding, and other collection management activities.

  • Participate in cataloging/metadata and processing of materials and resources.
    • Select, create, and/or edit catalog and metadata records and call numbers for library and archival materials.
    • Coordinate physical processing for accessioning and deaccessioning of materials and processing for course reserves, digitization, or reclassification.
    • Support the maintenance of bibliographic, item, and authority records databases, shelflist, and collection inventory.
    • Resolve cataloging problems.

  • Participate in e-resources management and support activities.
    • Retrieve and prepare usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
    • Assist with e-resource activation and cancellation.
    • Troubleshoot e-resource issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Input data, maintain records, and retrieve reports from e-resource management systems.

  • Participate in systems and website development, management, and support.
    • Assist with developing, implementing, migrating, upgrading, and maintaining systems and web interfaces.
    • Troubleshoot systems and website issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Assist with assessing and analyzing systems, interfaces, and workflows and implementing enhancements.
    • Maintain user records, access, and permissions.
    • Provide training and create and maintain documentation.

  • Participate in the delivery of Library Services
    • Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling, and supervision of student workers.
    • Communicate with library staff on collections and systems issues.
    • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
    • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
    • Staff Library Service Desk as needed.
    • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.

Work Schedule:

  • Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with flexibility for classes and availability for scheduled nights and weekends shifts



  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses.


  • Keen interest in and high aptitude for library technical services and technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a creative, innovative and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II


Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Create and distribute publicity for Children's events including but not limited to:
    • Monthly calendar
    • Newsletter Descriptions
    • Press Releases
    • Flyers
    • Announcements and photos for Facebook
  • Coordination and presentation of Children's Programs including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling of Music Performers and Read to a Dog
    • Storytimes
    • Craft Programs
    • Monthly Family Program
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs
    • LEGO Club
    • Some outreach programs and/or School Summer Reading visits as required
    • Create self-directed activities for children to complete while in the Children's Room.
  • Arrange for Display Case displays; keep an inventory of art and craft supplies, collect donated supplies and keep Craft Room organized
  • Provide support as needed at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Other duties as assigned


To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Knowledge of MS Publisher.
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Ability to plan, create and deliver a variety of children's programming 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to design graphical flyers and publicity.
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Canva; knowledge of programming languages for Children such as Scratch or Blockly 


Hours: This is a 19 hour a week position (Part-time)

Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)


How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application ( in any of the following ways:


Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department

            1471 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  


The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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Library & Digital Archive Interns, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

The Library and Archive Department collects, organizes, and makes accessible materials to support Aperture Foundation staff. The primary mission of the Library and Archive is to maintain materials of primary and secondary value to the institutional memory of Aperture Foundation. Centered on the subject of photography, the Library's collection consists of more than twelve thousand volumes and the Institutional Archive holds approximately two thousand linear feet of corporate records.



These positions will be part-time, three days per week. 


What You Can Expect to Learn

  • Understanding of the multi-faceted workings of a small specialized library and archive
  • Organization and classification (DDC) of the in-house library
  • Integrated library system (ILS) and online public access catalogue (Koha)
  • Proper handling and care of books
  • Accession procedure for new library and archival materials
  • Compilation of bibliographic resources
  • Processing procedures for archival materials


Departmental Duties

  • General library maintenance including paging materials, as well as responding to borrowing requests from staff and patrons
  • Assist in copy-cataloguing library materials using the Z39.50 client, searching and importing
  • Library of Congress Authority Files into the Library's integrated library system, some original cataloging for print materials
  • Maintain library collection inventories and bibliographic office reference guides as new Aperture titles are released
  • Assist in constructing protective sleeves and enclosures for library and archival materials
  • Assist in providing information and reference services, including conducting bibliographic research
  • Provide assistance to the Education Department for the annual PhotoBook Awards


General Work Scholar Responsibilities

  • Develop further knowledge of photography as well as Aperture's mission, publications, exhibitions, and programs
  • Participate in workshops and training sessions
  • Assist with front of house engagement and lead informational tours
  • Complete pre-, mid-, and post-term evaluations
  • Assist with mailings
  • Setup and breakdown for on- and off-site events
  • Assist at the Aperture Foundation Benefit (Fall term) and Spring Party (Spring term)
  • Participate in jurying the Aperture Portfolio Prize (Fall term)
  • Work occasional Saturdays, extended hours, and events (paid hours)
  • Kitchen duty (fridge and dishes)



  • Organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Skills and initiative to conduct research
  • Dexterity for safe book-handling practice
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style or other scholarly standard style guides
  • Interest in librarianship, the field of publishing, and photography
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background of study in Library or Information Sciences and/or Art History.


To Apply

Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program. Program will start in July 2019. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2019.


To view the full set of application instructions, which include more information about the program, and apply, please follow this link.

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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Boston, MA

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social, and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 


Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department.

  • Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections.
  • Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings.
  • Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.
  • Processes collection duplication requests.
  • Supports public services team projects.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.



  • Library experience and/or customer service experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.


Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to graduate students.


Salary: $18.00/hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163


No phone calls please

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Library Science Research Fellowship, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, AL

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the warfighter's performance by delivering medical research and developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground warriors. USAARL conducts medical research to develop and provide the biomedical basis for countermeasures that prevent and mitigate warrior injury.


An ORISE Library Science research opportunity is available with USAARL in Fort Rucker, AL. The participant will gain technical skills and professional development by assisting USAARL Research Librarian with research-relevant literature searches; cataloging of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace medicine texts; technical document collection maintenance and development; etc. The participant would have the opportunity to learn military medical and research librarian skills, and expand their knowledge of library sciences in research fields relevant to USAARL, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, and U.S. Army Medical Command.


For more information about USAARL, please visit


Appointment Length

This research appointment is a twelve-month research opportunity, the appointment may be renewed for four additional one-year terms.  USAARL would like to have the selected participant start in May/June 2019.


Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAARL. Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance


Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in library sciences or a science-related degree with library experience in cataloging, database administration, library technical services, etc.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Other ()
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )


Reference Code: AARL-8371701925


Application Deadline: 4/30/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


How to Apply

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link.

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • References

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.


If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@ORISE.ORAU.GOV. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.


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Collection Intern, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission toinspire a passion for science and nature. Founded in 1825 (as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History), the EcoTarium is the second oldest natural history organization in the United States.  Our archives are extensive, comprehensive, and very disorganized.


In preparation for our 200thanniversary in 2025, we are getting a handle on our institutional history, and we need help getting organized.  This project will give our intern experience with primary source research, information management, and archival methods, including use of the industry-standard PastPerfect collection registration database.



Relevant experience and expertise would include a background and/or interest in history, archives, or library science. 



Archives Collection


Effective Date: 

Summer break


Reports to: 

Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist



The internship would take place during the summer, with a commitment of 1-2 weekdays per week. Please send a resume and a one page cover letter, including why you are interested in this position, what your future career objectives are, and what you hope to learn through your internship to Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist, at

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 


The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. 


Why attend the SLA Annual Conference? 

● Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals. 

● Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. 

● The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall. 



James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award Criteria 



● Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science. 

● Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member. 

● Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. 


Application Process

Submit a document containing the following information/elements: 

● Full name 

● Academic affiliation: Institution and Program 

● Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2018; and anticipated date of graduation 

● Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email 

● Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying 

● An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced 

● Current resume 


Essay Description

Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging. 


Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 


Application Submission

Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: &/or Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process. 


Post Award 

Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation). 


Notification and Award Distribution

Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.


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Volunteer Projects, Medical Library at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA

Objective: Set up methods to pull journal usage statistics from several sources (directly from each publisher as well as EBSCO's Full Text Finder, EBSCO's nursing database CINAHL, and the government database PubMed) and to aggregate the data, noting changes in publishers.  

Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.

Accessible by public transportation.

For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian: 508-941-7208/


Objective: Help in de-accessioning and disposal of  approximately 48 feet of medical books and  384 feet of journals due to a planned move to a smaller space in a new building.   

Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.

Accessible by public transportation.

For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian:  508-941-7208/

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Berlin Summer Seminar, UNC School of Library and Information Science, Berlin, Germany

Join the School of Information and Library Science in Berlin, Germany during summer 2019! Our program is open to Computer Science, Information Science, and Information Systems majors and offers students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context by exploring the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. We are currently working on the schedule but in the past Berlin visits included: Deutsche Bank Innovation Lab, Microsoft Accelerator, Spoonflower, SAP, and Chaos Computer Club. This seminar also provides ample time for networking!


All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS and are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,


Registration deadline: March 8, 2019


If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail:


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Save the Date: Google Programming Competitions (Remote)

Google has two upcoming programming competitions that we think would be of interest to this community! 

Code Jam to I/O for Women -- Sat, Feb 16 at 15:00 UTC

At Google, we're committed to building for everyone, and we know that a diversity of voices leads to better outcomes. Code Jam to I/O for Women is one way we bring women from around the globe together, working to solve algorithmic challenges in a 2.5 hour, single-round online coding competition on Saturday, February 16th. The top 150 competitors will receive a ticket and travel reimbursement to attend Google I/O.

Hash Code -- Thurs, Feb 28 at 17:30 UTC

This is our signature team-based coding competition where participants work in teams of 2 to 4 to solve a Google engineering challenge, like optimizing the layout of a Google data center or optimizing video serving on YouTube. Hash Code 2019 kicks off with an Online Qualification Round and top teams are then invited to Google Ireland in April to compete for cash prizes.


Please direct questions to: 

Nathan Lupstein

University Programs Specialist

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Special Collections and Cataloging Interns, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Internship Position: Cataloguing Internship 


Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. The Cataloguing Intern will be presented with the unique opportunity to assist with cataloguing the Auerbach Art Library's full range of holdings, including scholarly monographs, exhibition catalogues, fine art periodicals, museum bulletins, and auction catalogues. Additionally, the intern will help update existing catalogue records.


Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will possess both outstanding attention to detail and experience cataloguing library materials. Experience can include graduate level coursework and/or relevant work experience. Original cataloguing experience is desirable. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is preferred, but not required.


Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Graduate student

Number of positions available: 1

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructions



Internship Position: Special Collections Internship


Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. Special Collections Interns will help inventory, research, and describe library and archives resources to update the department's records. Working closely with library and archives staff, interns will implement appropriate preservation procedures for special collections and historical materials. At the end of the term, interns are presented with the opportunity to write a short article describing their work for the Auerbach Library Associates Newsletter.


Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will be a college sophomore, junior or senior with a demonstrated interest in Art History, Library Science, or Museum Studies. Facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, research skills, and strong attention to detail required.  Reading knowledge of French, German or Italian preferred, but not required.


Time Commitment  8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Sophmore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student

Number of positions available: 2

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructions:


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Weekend Reference Librarian (Part-Time Substitute), Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Part-time Substitute Reference Librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference Services.  This part-time position works two weekends per month (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and will have some opportunities to work on an on-call basis for day, night, and/or extra weekend shifts. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.  Responds to Reference requests that come in via email, telephone, mail, fax, etc.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction and answers questions about electronic devices and digital resources.
  • Able to establish and maintain courteous, effective and professional service to patrons of all ages.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as computers, printers, fax machines, microform machines, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).


Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: Completed BA/BS; with MLIS in progress or completed

[Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

Closing Date: 02/18/2019

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by February 18, 2019.


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Preservation Training Programs, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Multiple Locations

Identification and Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints     

Two-day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2019      

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA      


The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate program intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers, and collectors.        


This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographic materials, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.        


Complete Information and   


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --



Preservation Management and Collections Care

Two-day Workshop

Date: February 25-26, 2019

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH


This two-day in-person workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The course covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collections materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 


This two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries with local history collections, town clerk's offices, and other organizations that care for collections.


Complete Information and   


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --



Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Date: August 19-20, 2019

Location: Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area) 


Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You'll have opportunities to make connections with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.  Student discount is available.


Complete Information and Registration:  


Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --


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Student Worker, Student Services Center at Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Student Services Center is currently looking to hire a student worker who has completed at least three (3) credits and plans to graduate no sooner than May 2020. The position requires 15-20 hours per week and pays $13/hour. 


The job entails duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Staffing the SSC desk
  • Answering student/faculty questions in person, by telephone and email
  • Filing and organizing paperwork
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • Organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • Clerical/ administrative work for the Assistant Dean of Academic Support


We are looking for a student with:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask  
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • A desire to assist your classmates navigate their academic careers and be part of a fun and active office!


How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to the Student Services Center at and put "Student Services Center Worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17, 2019. We look forward to your application!


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Software Developer, The Relata Project, Cambridge, MA

The Relata project, an initiative supported by the MIT-SenseTime Alliance, is seeking a software developer. Relata is developing an experimental search tool for humanities and social science scholarship. While most search tools are based on principles of keyword or concept matching, ranking results by popularity or similarity, Relata is building a search tool that surfaces previously inaccessible relationships of critique between scholarly texts.

The position is part-time for 6 months, with a planned start date of March 1.

Candidates may be based anywhere since the work can be done remotely. However, candidates based in the Boston/Cambridge area are preferred.


To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a CV/resumé, a portfolio with code samples (e.g., GitHub profile), and a cover letter outlining past experience and interest in the position to Dr. Heather Paxson at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until it is filled.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The principal duty associated with the position is to develop a web application to support the experimental search tool. The project's research team has already produced initial sketches and designs, but the developer will have room to exercise independent judgment in design and development. The position entails both back-end and front-end development.

Other duties as needed or required.


Supervision Received:

The developer will be supervised by the project's Principal Investigator (PI) and project manager. The developer will participate in weekly meetings with the research team and/or project manager to report on progress and get feedback. These meetings may be held in person or via phone/video call.


Supervision Exercised:

The position does not exercise any supervision.


Qualifications & Skills:


  • Minimum of two years of work experience with software development
  • Familiarity with web development in Python and/or JavaScript
  • Knowledge of database programming in SQL and/or NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB)


  • Experience in libraries, archives, or other settings working with structured metadata
  • Familiarity with free and open-source software development
  • Knowledge of Semantic Web standards and languages (e.g., RDF, SPARQL, OWL)
  • Familiarity with critical approaches to information systems
  • Interest in questions of accessibility in design

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Call for Nominations: LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2019.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, online catalogs, and universal access to technology.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level, follow the detailed guidelines, and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2019, to the Award Committee Chair, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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(2) Presidential Records Processing Interns, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

The Williams Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for two summer internship positions in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs. /week), eight-week, temporary position beginning June 2019. Reporting to the Records Manager, the intern will process portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.


Williams continues to transform its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Please highlight relevant experience building diverse collections and working with diverse communities.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.



  • Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.
  • Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Records.
  • Publicize the Records using social media outlets.



  •  Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three courses in archives, preservation, or a related program before the start date of the internship.


Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education and commitment to diversity has prepared you for this position. Specify which archives-related courses you have completed.


On campus housing and meal plans are available.


To apply for this position, please visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at


Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

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Graduate Summer Intern, Yale University Archives, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Archives is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its inaugural graduate summer internship.


The internship, supported by a generous gift from J. Frederick Berg '66, is open to graduate students in good standing currently enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in archival or library information science with at least one completed course of archival study. The selected intern will spend the summer of 2019 working in the Yale University Archives participating in the appraisal and processing of newly acquired Yale University records. The intern will also be introduced to other work across the repository and to the other special collection repositories across the Library.


The internship will run from June to August 2019 (precise dates to be worked out upon selection for the internship). The intern will be working in the Yale University Archives from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday under the supervision of the University Archivist. The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $15.38 to cover living expenses. In addition to the assigned duties, the intern will be expected to give a brief presentation to the donor upon completion of the internship.


Interested students should prepare a resume and a one-page letter of interest and send them to The subject line should be "Summer Archives Internship."Application materials will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2019. Selected applicants must complete a background check. Anyone interested in more information should email


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Summer Teaching Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middle-school students in academically rigorous and culturally relevant summer experiences. We launched in Colorado in 2014, expanded into Massachusetts in 2015, and opened in Rhode Island in 2017.


Summer Teaching Fellowship

We are seeking current college juniors who reflect the diversity and excellence of the communities we serve. Fellows have a strong interest in teaching and/or a career in education. The Boston fellowship extends 6 weeks and runs from June 17 - July 26, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and includes evening events.



  • Current college junior with an interest in teaching and/or a career in education
  • Alignment with Generation Teach's mission, vision, and values
  • Strong academic preparation, growth mindset, commitment to building relationships, and readiness for an intensive experience
  • Strong commitment to teaching and/or working in the Boston community

Please visit, or email, to learn more. Spots are filling quickly. Students must apply by Feb. 5!


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Practicum Proposal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Practicum Proposal

Harvard University History of Science Library, Widener Library S-91 FAS, Department of the History of Science


About the History of Science Library

The History of Science Library has a collection of 5,000+ books, the core of which was donated to the Department of the History of Science by George Sarton, a founder of the field of the history of science. Sarton's collecting began in 1912 in Wondelgem, Belgium, and continued until his death in 1956. The Carnegie Institution of Washington purchased just over 2,000 volumes in the collection for Sarton's use; these books were subsequently gifted to Harvard in 1949. Additionally, the Library holds a display of the original Isis bibliographic cards, as Sarton was the journal's founding editor. The Library's collection is almost entirely pre-1965, and specializes in early to mid-twentieth century research monographs and texts related to Islamic and pre-modern science. It also has a small collection of archival paper holdings, including materials related to Project Physics and Professor Dick Lewontin's Forensic DNA work.


About the Department of the History of Science

The Department of the History of Science is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, visiting researchers, and affiliated faculty in other Harvard programs. We seek to understand the sciences, technology, and medicine in their historical, cultural, and current contexts, using history as a tool to help illuminate how knowledge of various kinds has come to be configured as it is. Our studies are pluralistic, encouraging students to draw on an array of approaches, among them book history, economic history, material culture, and museology.


Our Approach: The Department of the History of Science has grown extensively since the 1930s when the department was established at Harvard University. The department has greatly widened the scope of the topics we study to include not only the traditionally structured sciences, but also the social sciences. This array of topics has allowed for a comprehensive exploration of the history of knowledge in its various cross-connections. We also use an ever-broadening range of methods and address an increasing diversity of audiences. With this broad and diverse set of methodologies, subjects, and fields our conception of science, technology, and medical studies is that of a big tent, one capacious enough to include both small-group sociological studies as well as an exciting range of tools deployed over the last 30 years.


Practicum Proposal: Library Classification Project for the History of Science Library

Original Project Objectives:

  • Create a strategic plan for developing a call number system for the History of Science Library
  • Create and implement a call number system for the library that respects the historically significant organization system that was established by the Library's founder, George Sarton.
  • Enable effective access to the unique and historically significant collections of the History of Science Library


Project Overview & Status: The library practicum project focuses on developing and implementing a library classification system for the History of Science Library. The practicum student(s) will work in collaboration with the graduate student librarian and a staff member of the Department of the History of Science (DHS).

The project began in Fall 2018. In that time, a classification scheme was developed and an inventory of the HS Library was begun. Interested applicants should indicate their interest in any or all of the remaining tasks of the project:

1. Complete the HS Library inventory

  • The inventory is approximately half finished; an estimated eighty hours of work remain. The intern will coordinate with a previous practicum student and the HS graduate student librarian regarding the existing practices for classifying and managing a database of the items in the HS Library according to George Sarton's categories. Sarton's categorization of these texts is a matter of historical interest; it represents an early and significant interpretation of the field of 'history of science.'
  • Additional crucial aspects of the inventory include noting which items in the HS Library are not yet already catalogued into HOLLIS (the Harvard Library catalog), how many items are listed in HOLLIS but have gone missing from the HS Library, assessing and documenting the provenance and condition of each item, reviewing the existing classes and organizational structure, making final decisions regarding class notations, and suggesting recommendations regarding preservation (when appropriate).

2. Creating Tools for Discovery and Cataloguing the HS Library.

  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) will work to create discovery aids for the HS Library, such as a Libguide or finding aids for the HS Library archival paper holdings.
  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) may have the opportunity to collaborate with HOLLIS cataloguing staff to input the HS Library classification into HOLLIS. This will involve locating HOLLIS bibliographic records for the Library's titles and adding the HS Library item records. This will enable researchers to request the History of Science Library books directly through Hollis.

The Practicum Student will develop the skills necessary to manage and ensure the accessibility of a unique and historically significant collection. The student will gain an understanding of the best practices related to workflow and management of processes.

The Intern will engage tasks allowing for the development of the following skills and aptitudes:

  • Programmatic/technical: searching library records and Hollis catalogues, pulling collection records from library catalogue, locating collection texts within library catalogues, updating library catalogue records
  • Methodological: understanding of North American library system, knowledge of historical collection maintenance and accessibility

Measurable learning objective(s):

  • Successful completion of activities listed above relating to the proposedproject
  • De novo creation of a cataloging system for this library that respectsthe historical integrity of Sarton's organization of the texts
  • Development of written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications/Skills and abilities desired:

  • Ability to track and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative and thinks outside the box
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative approach to work
  • There is no heavy lifting or pushing required in this internship

This internship qualifies for LIS 501 (approval was received from Kendra Giannini), if the interested person registers for the Summer 2019 semester. If the interested person does not plan to use the internship for course credit, they may begin as early as February (2019). The internship is unpaid. Interested students should contact Gustave Lester, the History of Science Librarian at

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Research Room Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.


In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.


Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start March 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the Summer. The archives are open Monday through Friday. 


Applications will be accepted until midnight February 17, 2019. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé


These should be sent as pdf attachments to; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number (19-RR-01) in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. 

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Information Technology Program Analyst, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA

Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism--Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.



The Information Technology Development Program (ITDP) is a 2.5 year program that provides aspiring IT professionals with a range of unique experiences in Global IT.

Over the course of the 2.5 - year program, IT professionals develop their careers through a series of one 6-month and two 12-month rotations designed to challenge them to quickly adapt and add value to each position.

*This position has a targeted hire date of June 2019. Locations for rotations may vary, depending on student/mentor preferences.

ITDP Analysts are aligned to one of three tracks during the program; Business Analysis, Development, and Service Delivery. Rotations within each track will provide diverse experiences within different types of projects, technologies, and aspects of Takeda. Rotations across tracks are also possible. ITDP Analysts are assigned mentors during the program to help introduce them to Takeda's culture, the values and goals of the ITDP, assist the ITDP with selection of rotation assignments, and to expand the ITDP's professional network.

The cross-functional knowledge and breadth of experience associates gain enable them to pursue future career opportunities within Takeda. Through formal training and on-the-job experiences, the ITDP is committed to developing associates' technical, leadership and teamwork skills while exposing them to Takeda's technologies, product lines and global markets.

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Information Technology/ Information Systems or related field.
  • Strong academic performance - Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in oral & written communication, organization, team dynamics and prioritization of tasks
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and Takeda's values


Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the application portal. Job ID SR0027308

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Library Assistant aids in student success and growing the graduation rate of the college by supporting the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual to join our team. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission-driven philosophy. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.  This part-time position is for the 2018-2019 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and Summer 2019).  The start date for this position is February 2019.

Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
    • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues



  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus


Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.



This position is part time with shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  Tuesday and Friday day shift and Wednesday evening shift availability preferred.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 2 pm-10 pm


Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.


Send resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Director of Library Services: Access Services & Programming

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Summer 2019 Knowledge Management Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

About Abt:
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Internship Description:
Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid Knowledge Management intern in the Centers and Knowledge Team, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development opportunities, networking events, and a mentorship program. This position is located in Rockville, MD or Cambridge, MA.

The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks, beginning June 3 through August 9, 2019. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program. Abt Associates does not provide housing.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assist business units in implementing their knowledge collection strategies
  • Assist with development and documentation of content health review processes
  • Assist with needs assessment and usability evaluation of KM platform
Department / Division Qualifications:
  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program
  • Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in Information Management or Knowledge Management, and have familiarity with UI/UX design principles
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint desirable but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Program Minimum Qualifications:
  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework (undergraduate candidates)
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply
To apply, please visit our application portal.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. 

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. 

Award: A $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded in two disbursements. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited MLS or Ph.D library school program and provide proof of enrollment. 
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and committees. Please check for upcoming meetings and events.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish speaking community. 

The REFORMA Northeast Chapter's Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, national origin, creed, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association membership. Applications and additional information are currently available on Applications may be submitted from January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on April 15th, 2019 of the Scholarship Award Committee's decision. 

For more information, please contact Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at, with the subject line "2019 RNE Scholarship." 

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Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS), School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and data analytics? 

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS) from other iSchool master's programs or related master's programs, May 28-August 16, 2019. Please note that this program is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2019 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or researchers. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit REMS web page. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2019

Participant benefits

  • Participate in an original research project with leading U-M faculty and researchers
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend


We encourage applicants from underrepresented populations and give top priority to applicants from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact:

This project was previously funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15.


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Call for Submissions: SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend - Call for Submissions

Stipend to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio USA


SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This award will be presented at the awards event at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive one complementary ticket to the awards event.

SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.


Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2019



The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally.


Instructions for submission:

Submit your application by March 15, 2019. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to:

Bette Finn
Phone: 404-894-1790



Applicants will receive notification on award status by late March. The award check will be presented at the SLA conference.

The award recipient's name will be posted to the Engineering Division's website.

An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, and will appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News.


The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division ($20).

Post Award Requirements: 

The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:

  •      Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.
  •      Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.


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Independent Extracurricular Part-Time/Temporary Position, Marist Missionary Sisters, Waltham, MA

We are looking for a student who can design an extensive Personnel Database in MS Excel 

  • Flexible schedule 5-10 hours per week
  • Hourly rate -  $15.00 per hour
  • Student will be responsible to ensure the information is stored effectively and securely



  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Outlook
  • Strong understanding of database structure principles
  • Well organized with great attention to details


We look forward to arrange an appointment to discuss our functional needs assessment. 

Please call Sr. Joan at (781)893-0149 located in Waltham, Ma. OR email Sr. Joan at


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Call for Submissions: 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2019-2020 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship.

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.

The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.  The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

More information and the application can be found on REFORMA's Scholarship Page. 

For questions, please email Delores Carlito at<> with the subject 2018 REFORMA Scholarship Questions.


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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker?

These are some of the questions that students will investigate in our REU: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds. They will explore an exciting, interdisciplinary research area that combines machine learning, audio engineering, music theory, and cognitive science. Each student will work in a team with another student and will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.


The REU is 9 weeks long, running from May 28th to July 30, 2019.

Students accepted into the REU will receive:

  • On-campus housing
  • Meal stipend
  • A stipend of $4,500 for other expenses and to take back home
  • $540 to help pay for your travel to and from Rochester

Your experiences will include:

  • A programming bootcamp to help you learn or improve your programming skills in the language Python.
  • Working with a team of students and faculty on one of the projects.
  • Workshops on topics such as career planning and preparing for graduate school.
  • Social events, including a trip to the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

If you have questions about the REU or application process that are not answered here, please send an email to

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full-time student at a college or university.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or hold a green card as a permanent resident.
  • You will have completed two computer science courses or have equivalent programming experience by the start of the summer program.

It is not a requirement that you are a computer science major, or that you have prior research experience. We wish to recruit a diverse set of students, with different backgrounds and levels of experience. We encourage applications from students attending colleges that lack opportunities for research, and from students from communities underrepresented in computer science.

Before starting the application, you should prepare:

  • An unofficial college transcript, that is, a list of your college courses and grades, as a pdf, Word, or text file.  Include the courses you are currently taking.
  • Your CV or resume, as a pdf, Word, or text file.
  • A 300 word essay as a pdf, Word, or text file explaining why you wish to participate in this REU, including how it engages your interests, how the experience would support or help you define your career goals, and special skills and interests you would bring to the program.
  • The name and email address of a teacher or supervisor who can recommend you for the REU.

The application website does not allow you to save and resume your application before submitting, so start the application when you have time to enter all the information.

STEP 1: Apply online no later than February 1, 2019. (application portal to open on December 1, 2018)

STEP 2: After submitting online application, please have the teacher or supervisor who can recommend you for the REU upload a letter of recommendation (PDF or DOC) at the following link. 

STEP 3: Notification of acceptance will be communicated between March 1-April 1


 For more information including description of planned projects: 


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OCLC Library, Archives & Museum Intern, OCLC, Dublin, OH

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.


We are seeking an intern to join the OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum team of librarians located at OCLC's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. Throughout this internship, our intern will gain insight into the work corporate special librarians do daily, network with library professionals, learn about the types of libraries OCLC serves, increase familiarity with OCLC products and services, and attend OCLCsponsored events on a variety of professional topics. Dates for the internship will be from May 13 thru August 16, 2019 working full time during the summer months.


OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum

The OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum supports the information needs of OCLC staff and manages the organization's corporate archive and museum. Two professional librarians provide reference services, manage the OCLC Library's physical and virtual collections, offer document delivery, and play a unique role in beta-testing new OCLC products and enhancements to existing products. Staff support OCLC employees in Dublin, Ohio and offices around the globe. The OCLC Archive is the official repository for maintaining OCLC's rich corporate history. The OCLC Museum contains informative exhibits for OCLC staff and visitors alike to visit and enjoy.


Intern may choose to work in any of the areas described below, or a combination therein:


Archives Maintenance, Data Enhancement

Responsibilities include:

• Enhancing existing metadata of OCLC Archive records stored in the OCLC Archive digital repository using CONTENTdm and within WorldCat. This may include editing existing or creating new cataloging records of archive collection items.

• Retrospective editing subject authorities of OCLC Archive entries in CONTENTdm utilizing authority-controlled vocabulary. This may include adding new entries to the controlled vocabulary.

• Correcting links in the OCLC WorldCat knowledge base to connect CONTENTdm entries with records in the OCLC Library's catalog.

• Assisting archive/library staff with OCLC Archive's donations backlog by prepping and digitizing analog documents using a digital scanner and adding/enhancing metadata before importing digital documents into the OCLC Digital ARCHIVE (using CONTENTdm). This may include conducting mini-inventories of archive documents.

Museum Exhibit Research, Creation and Promotion

Responsibilities include:

• Assisting in researching, creating and promoting an exhibit for the OCLC Museum.

• Working with the OCLC Corporate Archivist and staff in other OCLC units as needed to research an idea and prepare the storyline for an exhibit.

• Searching the OCLC Archive collections for relevant exhibit items, design and assemble the exhibit, and help promote it. The exhibit will be viewed and appreciated by OCLC staff and librarians from around the world who tour OCLC's headquarters campus.


Library Reference/Research 

Responsibilities Include:

• Working with the Corporate Archivist to pull/prep background information and items for a new OCLC Museum exhibit.

• Learning to search digital archived sources to locate potential objects for assembling potential new exhibits.

• Assisting in answering reference requests from OCLC employees and external callers as appropriate, performing literature searches using internal sources, e.g. OCLC Library and Archive collections, and third-party information sources


Students must currently be enrolled in a LIS, Archives or Museum studies graduate level program.


Interested applicants must apply online via the OCLC website.

Job Requisition#: R0001135

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Graduate Assistant - Community Engagement Programming, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University offers the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town".  Simmons has a cherished history of visionary thinking and social responsibility, and a strong mission that has remained constant for over a century; to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. 


Simmons Community Engagement facilitates and promotes community-based learning and develops strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.  During the past century, innovative and long- term partnerships between Simmons and the Boston community have influenced social welfare reform, improved K-12 schools, established public health programs, supported libraries and literacy, and helped empower women.  Today, more than 40 programs and initiatives connect Simmons with its Boston neighbors, including schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. 


Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student-Led Community Service, the Graduate Assistant will play a key role in connecting undergraduate students to the Boston Community and strengthening Simmons reputation as a community engaged university.   This role will contribute to Simmons' mission of enriching and expanding student co-curricular experiences. 


In collaboration with the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and other campus partners, the Graduate Assistant will assist with research, development, and implementation of on and off-campus programs designed to enhance the undergraduate student experience and benefit the Simmons community. This role enhances opportunities for community engagement by fostering a supportive, positive and impactful environment while connecting Simmons undergraduates to one another, local agencies, and to the Boston community.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • With the Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service, provide students with community and civic engagement opportunities that support and connect Simmons undergraduates to each other, to the Boston community and to local organizations consistent with the mission and goals of Simmons Community Engagement
  • Assess students interests using vehicles such as surveys, focus groups, etc.
  • Review existing Simmons and best practice research to determine student interests and inform program development to meet first year students' interests and needs
  • Maintain and foster new relationships with community organizations to expand student engagement opportunities
  • Contribute to the development and execution of programming that enables students to reflect and connect with one another sharing across the multiple experiences they have in the community
  • Collaborate with Simmons departments and programs that support first year students in an effort to enhance and support student retention initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience with a minimum of 1 year of relative work experience required
  • Previous experience in similar role preferred
  • Prior experience in higher education or the non-profit sector a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal;
  • Excellent engagement and relationship building skills with external community partners, as well as stakeholders of all organizational levels across a diverse environment
  • Strong organization and communication skills

Position Details:

  • This position may be required to work occasional nights or weekends 
  • This role is a part-time position (20hrs/week)

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application. To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.


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Summer 2019 Corporate Librarian Internship, Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA

Do you love library science, but feel like the MARC format is holding you back? Are you passionate about information literacy, but school and public libraries aren't your dream? Are you tired of Dewey and want to invent your own classification structure? 


If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, come join our awesome team of top-notch communicators for the summer! Akamai's Network Documentation team is looking for a fearless, independent intern to help tame our information wilderness. We believe that introducing library and information science into a fast-moving computer engineering environment makes everyone, from hardware engineers to field technicians, happier and more effective in their work. 


We're looking for an information professional who is hungry for adventure and innovation, ready to try blazing their own trail, and comfortable working with highly technical materials. Send us your resume and a project, portfolio, or paper that showcases how great you are at skills like these.

As a librarian intern, your responsibilities may include:

  • Applying principles of library science to technical information network
  • Collaborating with communications team to strategize library system
  • Categorizing and classifying technical materials
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs

Required Skills

Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship

Desired Skills

  • Cataloging or classification, especially of non-traditional materials
  • Information literacy instruction or advocacy
  • Understanding information-seeking behavior
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs
  • Applying information science in a technical or engineering setting
  • Understanding a community, audience, or non-user group


To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 


About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other's diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here


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Call for Submissions: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1,500 enables a master's candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.


Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.


Who should apply:

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.



Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library and information studies in the United States or Canada who have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study.


Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts


Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2019

Award Granted: March 30, 2019


Full information and online application:


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Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 

Duties include:

  • Processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members
  • Walking to libraries across campus to get books
  • Delivering books to faculty offices
  • Picking up books from faculty offices
  • Scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials
  • Searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties


Schedule: Up to 15 hours a week at $11 an hour.  Times and days are generally flexible although our preference is for hours in the afternoon. 


Send Resume to George Taoultsides:


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End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library (Cambridge)

Please note: This is a 90-day temporary appointment.

This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares booktabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies
  • Performs measurement and construction of protective CMI cases for Houghton printed materials
  • Responsible for the transfer of rare and other materials to the Harvard Depository (HD): modifies holdings/item records; packs and labels materials for transfer and storage; moves heavily-loaded cases to the mailroom.



    Basic Qualifications

The describe the objective, relevant skills and experience requirements a candidate must have to be considered for the position.  Candidates that do not meet these criteria will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

  • BA and prior library experience required, preferably in an academic library
  • Familiarity working with library materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system
  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks
  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens

Additional Requirements:

These describe any additional attributes, either objective or subjective, that are desirable but not mandatory.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details. 
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handling fragile and rare paper-based materials
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others


EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send resume and cover letter to:


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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), The Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

Date Written: January 17, 2018

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.


Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.


2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.


3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. These tasks may be done off-site at member firms as part of the Library's Point-to-Point services. 


4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. It also includes administrative tasks as assigned.  


Position Requirements: 

Education: Bachelor's degree and an MLIS or current enrollment in a library science program. 

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred, but not required.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours:  A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday (between 8am and 8pm), although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. A minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained. 


Compensation: $15 per hour



Submit letter of interest and resume to: 

Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1500

Fax (617) 523-2458



This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.


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Archives Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is excited to offer the Archival Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections again this year. The fellowship provides a summer of paid work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. 


Fellowship Description: The 2019 Fellow will primarily gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on arrangement and description of manuscript collections, including hybrid collections with born-digital and audiovisual materials. Additional projects may include assisting with reference and other public services tasks. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the team of processing staff responsible for collections within RBSC's Manuscripts Division, including the Lead Processing Archivist, Project Archivist for Americana Manuscripts Collections, Processing Archivist for General Collections, and the Latin American Processing Archivist.

The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University's main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division's expansive literary collections, the papers of former Princeton faculty, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The ten to twelve-week fellowship program, which can begin as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in August will be covered by Princeton.

Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Applicants must have successfully completed at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; a demonstrated interest in the archival profession; good organizational and communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills (particularly Spanish-language reading skills) are preferred.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.


To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation addressed to the processing team at Applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019. Video interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5th.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.




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Library User Experience Intern, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Space Use Evaluation Intern

Location: Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 10-20 hours/week; total 150 hrs for semester

Compensation: $15/hr


Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern may also assist with managing the lab space and equipment.


Job Duties & Requirements:

  • During 4 weeks of the semester, collect space use data at 4 times during the day. Data collection during the weeks of Feb. 11th, March 11th, April 8thand May 6th. Each of these weeks are likely to require 20 hours of work for data collection.
  • Conduct analysis of space use data. Build reports and visualize quantitative data.
  • Create presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements. 
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics and Excel and basic data analysis and visualization preferred. 


Start Date:

February 2019

End Date:

May 2019


Contact Information:

Amy Van Epps


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Research Library Intern, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Temporary

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Internship

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 0

Education Required: Some Graduate School

Relocation Provided: No

Salary Grade Low: 22

Salary Grade High: 22

Posting Date: Jan 10, 2019


Position Description:

The Research Library is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. We offer a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assist in data intensive and web-dependent Board Research.

The Research Library intern will help improve library services to the Board research and professional community. The intern will work on several of the following projects that represent a variety of the library's responsibilities:


Preparing for Library Move

  • Perform collection management and other tasks in preparation for move. These include preparing the collection for discard, preparing and sending materials to other federal libraries, preparing sending materials to offsite storage, and measuring volumes of materials in linear feet.
  • Other work could include updating holdings and metadata in the library's catalog (the Sierra Integrated Library System), researching the availability of digital versions of materials, and researching the availability of newer editions of monographs. 
  • This responsibility could potentially represent the majority of the internship hours.


Data Inventory Catalog Record Enrichment

  • Assist with the curation and cataloging of data sets using international and local standards and practices. Enrich dataset records using subject analysis and normalization of inconsistent metadata.
  • Assist with authority control and data cleanup of vendor records. Link research with data assets used in research, to display in data inventory. Process and analyze search logs for controlled subject vocabulary term enrichment.


Scholarly Research and Communications

  • Create researcher IDs (ORCID, etc.) for Board authors and connect those IDs to author publications.



  • Research and report out on several topics of interest to library strategy (precise topics TBD, but they will likely relate to issues in scholarly communications, research data, and library management).
  • Marketing Draft a presentation and outreach materials to promote data mapping resources; assist with review of general marketing materials.


This full-time (40 hours per week during working hours) internship is located in Washington, D.C., lasts 10-12 weeks, and begins in late May or early June.


Position Requirements

  • Enrolled in a master's degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge and interest in library technology
  • Coursework in original and copy cataloging
  • Attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills a must


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate & graduate unofficial transcripts. To apply, please visit and search for job number 21286.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.



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Library Assistant II, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Title: Library Assistant II, Library & Learning Resource Services     

Grade 12, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4pm. (37.5 hours/week)

During summer and winter intersession, the work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Danvers campus (Additional circulation duties will be required on the Lynn campus)

The Library Assistant II prepares and processes books, periodicals and electronic resources, provides front-line library services for students, faculty/staff, and public library patrons.  This position also: discharges library books and materials; aids library users in locating and using materials; monitors the borrowing of materials; verifies the proper location of books and materials; and performs related work as required.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Tracks library orders and receives and processes library materials.
  2. Produces copy cataloging records from OCLC records and transfers them into the library automated system.
  3. Performs circulation duties and data entry functions such as activating library cards and check in/out/renewals.
  4. Fulfills inter-library loan requests.
  5. Participates in acquisition activities and assists with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
  6. Supports library administration by performing related duties such as preparing correspondence, maintaining liaison with vendors; compiling statistics for reports, tracking budgets, etc.
  7. Participates in electronic resource management, using systems such as the KOHA ILS, Coral ERM, and internal tracking procedures.
  8. Other related duties as assigned

The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available at or in the Human Resources Department.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Library Services, Technical Services


  • A minimum of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Associate's degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Prior work experience with automated library circulation systems.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Reliability, dependability, motivation and ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service and ability to help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations
  • Must be able to travel between campuses, as needed, and participate in college/library-related meetings.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.

Salary: $699.73 per week ($36,385.96 per year) with benefits.  An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Starting Date:  ASAP

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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LIS 467: Web Development & Information Architecture

LIS 467 Web Development & Information Architecture is being offered this Spring. Dr. Naresh Agarwal be teaching it on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 1:50pm starting January 23rd.

This is an great option for those who have completed LIS 488 and are considering next steps. The class is likely to be converted to the online format this fall, so this is a good opportunity to take it face-to-face.

The objective of this course is to learn how to design, develop and evaluate professional, responsive and user-friendly websites that address client needs. 

Web Design and Development is an important skill to have. You will move further from what you have learned in LIS 488, and gain confidence in this important area often sought by employers.

Please feel free to email the professor with any questions you might have: 

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ATLAS Intern Program, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, MD

If you're a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and would like to strengthen your preparation for a technical career, the APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) Program is designed for you. This highly competitive 12-week program focuses on technology leadership development. 

The ATLAS Summer Intern Program is offered to well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in applied scientific research and are attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.


Research In Your Field

Once at APL, ATLAS interns are paired with a staff scientist or engineer who is conducting research or a program evaluation in a field of study consistent with the intern's academic major. Interns will have the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities and hone their problem-solving skills and techniques while helping to solve to critical problems affecting our nation.


Professional Growth

ATLAS summer interns attend professional development seminars that teach them how to operate effectively in professional and business environments. Interpersonal skill development, interviewing skills, and résumé preparation are addressed. Interns also get the chance to practice communication skills like technical writing and public speaking. Our goal is to help students understand and appreciate their own aptitude, grow personally and professionally, and envision their future careers.


To apply, please follow this link. 

Applications must be submitted before March 31, along with the following: 

  1. Résumé or statement from the applicant describing his or her interests or capabilities
  2. Unofficial transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA--on a 4.0 scale--in STEM fields



ATLAS scholars receive full-time summer intern salaries, including standard holidays. Round-trip travel expenses to APL are provided. Students are responsible for obtaining housing and arranging for transportation to and from APL.

Who Should Apply?

Students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to apply if they are at least a rising sophomore or graduate student and meet the following requirements:

  • Are majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field
  • Are interested in applied scientific research
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have U.S. citizenship
  • Have completed their freshman year


For More Information, Contact:

Jill Clevenger
College Recruiting Office



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Information Technology Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Apply now for: Summer 2019  
Time commitment: 2-3 Days per week for 12-16 weeks



The New England Aquarium is currently seeking an Information Technology Intern to assist with the daily operations of New England Aquarium's multifaceted technology needs. Additionally, the Information Technology Intern will assist with the installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance of hardware and software service the Aquarium's research, conservation, education, guest services, and museum operations. Additionally, the candidate will act as a primary contributor in the management of our IT Help Desk. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter, whom posses excellent customer service skills, and is looking to positively influence the institution's mission of Protecting the Blue Planet.

This position will report to the IT Helpdesk Supervisor and will be an active participant in a dynamic team who are working to implement innovative new technological solutions benefiting all departments within the diverse and expansive operations of New England Aquarium. 


Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Maintains computer systems by troubleshooting computer problems, diagnosing and resolving hardware and software faults, replacing computer parts as needed
  • Installs and configures computer hardware, operating systems and applications
  • Supports the roll-out of new applications
  • Works with staff to resolve computer issues by talking them through a series of steps, by email, face to face, or over the phone
  • Troubleshoots Point of Sale machines
  • Follows written documentation to repair faults or set up systems
  • Maintains and troubleshoots printing operations including replacing printer toner and clear paper jams as needed
  • Answers high volume of telephone calls, responds to voice mail and email messages
  • Performs position related duties as assigned
  • Provides exceptional customer service to all New England Aquarium staff, volunteers, interns and applicants


  • Requires minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate study
  • Interest in the fields of technology, computer science, information systems, information technology, computer engineering, or software engineering
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented; strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities; ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication (verbal and written), and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced environment and customer service experience strongly preferred


Organizational Description:

The New England Aquarium's mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.

This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue, and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.

Department Description:

The Department of Information Technology aids in the design, implementation, and ongoing support of systems that efficiently manage processes in every facet of the Aquarium's daily operations including daily administrative tasking, point of sale, audio visual presentations, and internationally renowned research efforts. The team supports and manages the technological needs related to a staff of more than 350 whom serve in five diverse facilities.

To Apply, please follow this link. 


Visit: Frequently Asked Questions


Call: 617-973-5235 

Applications should be submitted by January 31st

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Data Interns, Bluebonnet Data, Boston, MA

Bluebonnet Data is a new collaboration between Liberty Square Group, the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and a group of STEM students from Boston-area colleges and universities. The goal of this partnership is to help Democratic campaigns, at both the federal and the state level, move into the 21st by incorporating data and analytics into their decision-making processes. By providing services that are usually cost-prohibitive for campaigns below the Congressional level, Bluebonnet Data hopes to change the definition of what it means to run an efficient campaign in 2018 and beyond.

To achieve its goal, Bluebonnet Data provides a range of services for Democratic candidates and state parties, supporting multiple efforts at any given time. Its team is composed entirely by university students who work collaboratively and are advised by political professionals. Bluebonnet Data makes it possible to run a smart campaign, even for those who have little experience in politics, and it aims to help state parties embed data-driven decision making into all its future strategies. 



Liberty Square Group (LSG) is a professional-level organization that has served as Bluebonnet Data's makeshift headquarters since March 2018. It is a public relations consulting firm staffed by campaign veterans and experts in management, communications, and government relations. Liberty Square Group professionals advise student Bluebonnet Data interns and provide expertise, support, and guidance. 



Bluebonnet Data interns are college students who are receiving academic or internship credit in order to learn about the structure of campaigns, determine where they could benefit from data-driven insights, and provide a wide range of analyses. We are searching for problem solvers with STEM backgrounds, even without prior political experience. Because Bluebonnet Data provides a variety of services across different platforms, we are looking to bring on a diverse group of students with experience in data analysis, data visualization, website building, and anything else tech-related. Interns are expected to commit to 15 hours a week during the spring semester. Internships with Bluebonnet Data are unpaid but can be taken for credit under the direction of LSG's academic supervisor.



The following is a list of campaign needs that Bluebonnet Data canperform:

  • Analyze built-in VAN (electronic voter file) models for support and turnout likelihood
  • Generate targets and contact lists based on VAN models benchmarks
  • Map voting targets and track contact progress
  • Visualize any data a campaign finds relevant
  • Conduct district-specific research
  • Carry out other data-related tasks
  • Provide state parties with financial analyses of all their candidates and opponents
  • Develop long-term projects and data strategies for state parties

To apply, please send your resume directly to

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Access Services Assistant (Evenings and Weekends), Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for providing a range of library public services. This position serves as a main contact for library patrons seeking help, general information, and resources. This includes direct interaction with students, faculty, and staff regarding use of library materials, circulation services, course reserves services, interlibrary loan, and use of special library equipment and facilities. This position interprets and communicates library policies and procedures, and assists with supervision and training of student employees. This position is also responsible for stacks maintenance, including the shelving of library materials, shelf reading, and shifting projects.



Full Time, Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm; Sunday 12-8pm (Academic Year)



• Bachelor's degree and experience with library circulation processes and public services required, preferably in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm and Sunday 12-8pm.
• Supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
• Proficiency with relevant desktop tools and technologies, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
• Proficiency with, or aptitude to become proficient with, specialized digitization processes, software, and equipment essential to departmental operations (e.g., scanners, editing of digital images, creation of PDF files, etc.).
• Strong commitment to public services.
• Well-organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing public service environment.
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to juggle constantly changing demands at a busy public service point.
• Effective conflict resolution skills.


About Wheaton College:

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


To apply:


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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: One year long position available immediately (posted January 2019)

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. For chemistry students, this is an ideal opportunity to explore chemical information as a potential career option; library and information science students without science backgrounds would be able to gain the knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship necessary to seek full-time employment in those areas.

Responsibilities: Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Engaging in a project aimed at making physical property data within the Chemistry Library's print book collection more easily discoverable to Penn chemists
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

  • Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills
  • Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications: All applicants must be enrolled either in a master's degree program in library/information science or in a bachelor's or master's degree program in chemistry or biochemistry; for LIS students, a degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and Web site generation and design
  • Experience searching online databases
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Experience designing instructional handouts and guides to the literature
  • Experience searching science and engineering databases
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros and use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Judith Currano

Please write "Chemistry Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Registration for SEI 2019 is now open! We are very excited about this year's curriculum, and hope to see many of you at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2019.


SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate (and recent graduate) students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections. This intensive workshop has a limited number of seats and fills up fast, so be sure to register soon!


Don't forget that six Kress Scholarships are available to help with the costs of attending. The deadline for applications is February 8.


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact SEI Co-Chairs Lesley Chapman and/or Courtney Baron.


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Summer 2019 Internships, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in all museum departments including (but not limited to) Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim Special Projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. The Summer 2019 Internship Program will begin on Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, August 9th. Summer internships are full-time, four days a week Monday-Thursday, in addition to half-day seminars on Fridays. 

We are pleased to offer $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into our Summer 2019 program. 

Application deadline for Summer 2019 internships in January 30th, 2019 (postmark).

Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. 

Internship Program Description

The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental intiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: 

Museum Culture Seminar Program

The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms and integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auctions houses, galleries, corporate collections and other musems. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session. 

How to Apply

Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application form (found on website), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. For more information, please visit our website: 

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Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern will work with Leventhal Map and Education Staff to design educational and promotional materials aimed at facilitating visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center's historical map collection. The person in this position will use their experience in graphic design and interest in museums and education to create public-facing content for the Leventhal Map & Education Center's social media accounts. They will also monitor the Map Center Gallery, serving as a point person for researchers and guests.


Compensation: $12 / hour.

Availability: Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 11-7.

This position is subject to a CORI check. 



  • Work closely with Map Librarians, Communications Lead, and Education staff to develop and publish print and digital materials for educational and promotional purposes
  • Serve as the lead in establishing and maintaining a cohesive schedule of social media communications among staff and four other interns 
  • Record and monitor statistics related to visitation and research 
  • Arrive ten minutes prior to Map Gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference where appropriate and directing requests for rare materials to reference librarians
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.


Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums or libraries 
  • Familiarity with principles of design
  • Moderate to strong experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays orWednesdays 11-7 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English


To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map and Education Center mission at large. Cover letter should also include link or reference to previous design work. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered


About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies. 
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15thcentury to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.


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John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.


The 2019 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist, Amanda Ferrara, Public Services Project Archivist, and Valencia L. Johnson,  Project Archivist for Student Life. Projects for 2019 will include processing the Richard Holbrooke papers, collaborating with staff on digital processing projects, participating in the reference rotation, answering remote reference inquiries, with the potential for other projects such as assisting in the installation of a campus exhibit, and other duties as assigned. Previous fellows and their work are listed on our website.


The 10 to 12-week fellowship program provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, fellows are expected to attend the Society of American Archivists' annual conference in Austin, Texas in August; travel, registration, and hotel costs to conference will be reimbursed. The fellowship program is flexible in its start date: the fellow may start the program as early as May. The total length of the fellowship must equal at least 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks, not including the travel week at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, and will conclude by the beginning of September.


Requirements: Successful completion of at least 12 graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. Applicants within one year of completing their graduate degree are also eligible to apply. The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply. 


The Mudd Library houses the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century public policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use the Mudd Library reading room each year and its staff field some 2,000 remote reference inquiries annually. For more information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit:


To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Any questions about the application process or position can be sent to the same email. 


Applications must be received by Monday, March 1, 2019 at 5 pm. Zoom interviews will be conducted with the top candidates and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5, 2019.


Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the TigerTrade, the online campus bulletin board or the Princeton University Off-campus Housing websitefor more information on this topic.


Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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Summer 2019 Archives Intern, Pixar Living Archives, Emeryville, CA

This position will provide support to the Pixar Living Archives. You'll work with various members of the Archives team in archiving assorted materials (paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures, digital files, etc.) from our animated films and historical collection.


Feature Film Processing Project

  • Inventory and organize materials created by feature film art and story departments 
  • Re-house, label and prepare materials for long-term storage
  • Create and update database records to track content and information

Digital Asset Project

  • Assess and organize digital assets in multiple systems toward the goal of archiving for preservation and long-term access
  • Create and update project documentation

Other Tasks May Include:

  • Projects related to the care of pastels, paintings, maquettes
  • Supporting archivists by moving collections between buildings and to/from clients in the studio
  • Support the studio reference library with shelf reading of book and film collections



  • Completion of archives track or indexing coursework desirable 
  • Experience working with physical and/or digital archival collections a plus
  • Mac proficiency and experience working with databases (FileMaker Pro a plus)
  • Flexible nature with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/activities simultaneously
  • Excellent people skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative, detail and follow-up skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation



  • Must be a current student in or recent graduate of a Masters-level program in library science, museum studies or related program
  • Must be available to work full-time Mon - Fri for 12-weeks between May 2019 - August 2019



  • Apply online at no submissions will be accepted via mail or in person (a direct link to the internship can be found here)
  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and your resume
  • Due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to requests for updates.  You will receive notification of our receipt of your application and when the hiring process is completed


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, February 10, 2019


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Volunteer, Archives Project for SLA - New England, Boston, MA

Are you looking to use some of the skills you are learning in your Archives classes at Simmons? A volunteer opportunity is available to organize approximately 4 boxes of materials located in the Simmons Archives on campus.  They originated from a former chapter of Special Libraries Association of New England, and need to be inventoried, documented and added to the existing archives collection of the current SLA-NE chapter.

This project can be completed by one student over the course of a semester, or if there are multiple volunteers, it can be a team effort.  This project can begin in January, and time commitment can vary according to your schedule.  There will be minimal supervision, so a self-starter with a bit of archives experience and/or classwork is preferred.

Please contact Susan McGovern at for further details.

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Summer 2019 Program for Atkins Fellows, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program.


Applications submitted by February 4 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.  We are offering an informational webinar ( on January 17th at 5 p.m. EST where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and ask questions of the program coordinator and Atkins Fellows alumni.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program, or those within one year of having completed such a program.  The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2019 include:


       1. Augmented Reality  + User Experience

       2. LGBTQ+ Digital Humanities

       3. Innovative Collection Spaces

       4. Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing

       5. Transfer Student Success.


Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings. 


Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). This year, we are excited to be able to offer program participants an additional $500 housing and transportation stipend to help with the cost of moving to Charlotte for the summer.


More information about the positions and the program can be found here:  Follow us @atkinsfellow<> to receive updates about the program.


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Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Spend your summer in Cooperstown, NY! The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has paid summer internships for Library and Archives students in a variety of departments including digital collections, library research, tech services, and photo archives.


To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. All Steele interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.


For more information and to apply to the program, visit


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PhD Program in Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The iSchool at the University of Missouri welcomes applications for Fall 2019 for admission to its interdisciplinary doctoral program housed in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT).


Deadlines for Fall Semester 2019

Priority admission: February 15

Regular admission: April 1 

Some common areas of interest among SISLT's faculty are:

  • Information-seeking and use
  • Information organization
  • Human institutions, including libraries, that support the production and dissemination of and access to information
  • Advanced study of contemporary learning and instructional theories
  • Learner-centered design, interface design, and information access design
  • Advanced networked learning systems, including digital libraries and learning communities
  • Human centered computing


Find out more about some of our ongoing research projects here:

Learn about our faculty here:

Assistantships with full tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend are available.



SISLT Student Services Office
Toll-free: 877-747-5868
Fax: 573-884-0122


Learn more:



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Media Archive and Digital Library Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks a Media Archive and Digital Library Intern to help preserve its 45-year-old collection of media grant products. The intern will also curate thematic exhibits featuring this material for the Council's digital library in a way that communicates and promotes the Council's mission and priorities.

The Council's mission is to seed, support, and strengthen public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. 

Time Frame:

Spring Semester, 2019
Temporary, Part-Time Internship, Hours Flexible

Position Description:

The Archive and Outreach internship will include:

  • Supporting efforts to preserve the Council's media archive, including film and video in a variety of formats from 1973 to the present.
  • Maintaining and organizing the Council's archive and coordinating the preservation and digitization of selected media
  • Display of selected media in Omeka digital library and possibly a public screening or exhibit.
  • This position reports to the Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships. The intern will be eligible to receive a stipend and course credit, if applicable.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Catalog, evaluate, and select items for preservation.
  • Prepare and coordinate a preservation plan for the Council's Media Archive.
  • Accurately record Media Archive items and related documents into the Council's FileMaker database.
  • Research ownership and reproduction rights for archival materials.
  • Develop and implement a project plan to disseminate preserved pieces both online and in public.

Position Requirements:

  • Technical literacy: Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Wordpress
  • Archival research, familiarity with FileMaker and Omeka databases (training could be made available)
  • Basic design/editing (Photoshop or Adobe InDesign) and basic video editing (iMovie)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collegially in a team setting
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • An interest in archival research, special collections, communications, and public humanities practice.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to by 5:00pm January 25, 2019 with the subject "Media Archive and Digital Library Intern Application." Please also provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in the body of the email.


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2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management. 


SEI 2019 will be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque from June 4-7, 2019. Registration will open on January 14, 2019.


This intensive three and a half-day series of workshops features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who will cover:

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Reformatting
  • Metadata and Cataloging
  • Project Management
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Repositories
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Instructional Design & Outreach


This year's faculty includes:

  • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
  • Courtney Baron, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Oxford College Library, Emory University
  • Nicole Finzer, Digital Curation Librarian, Northwestern University
  • Jesse Henderson, Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Julie Rudder, Repository Program Librarian, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota


SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections.


For more information on SEI 2019, visit our website:

Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:


Lesley Chapman (

Courtney Baron (


Follow SEI on Facebook and Twitter: @seiworkshop


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2019 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

In 2018, 13 scholarships were awarded to library school students and early career librarians. We anticipated being able to award several scholarships for 2019 as well. Please share this announcement with your library school students and recent graduates.

Save the Date for the 2019 New England Science Boot Camp!!

Join us for the 11th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, to be held on June 5-7, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.


The topics for this year's SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2019.


For updates and more information, visit

Science Boot Camp on Twitter: #SciBoot19

For general questions, please contact Ellen Lutz at


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Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

We, at Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) are pleased to announce our upcoming Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS) in May, 2019. BAVASS 2019 is an initiative of IULMIA in collaboration with FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and CCAAA(Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations).

When: May 13, 2019- May 26, 2019

Where: Indiana University, Bloomington

Our trainers include David Walsh, Rob Byrne, Paul Messier, Dave Rice, Kara Van Malssen and many other distinguished experts in the field. The two-week workshop includes comprehensive courses of all topics related to all audio visual archival topics in the field today-- everything from film handling and inspection to digital preservation, and from copyright to cataloging. The school is comprised of lectures, hands on workshops and archival screenings. For more information on the wide array of courses, experts, fees and application instructions visit  

Applications start on January 2, 2019

Have further questions?

Contact us:


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Archives Intern, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

The June M. Guertin Archives at Barrington Stage Company is seeking a 2019 summer intern. We are looking for a flexible and motivated individual to assist with a variety of projects in the newly founded archives. 

Who are we:

  • The fastest-growing arts venue in the Berkshires attracting 58,500 patrons per year
  • Nationally recognized for superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming

Who are our interns:

  • Undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre showing a strong interest in furthering their professional development
  • Committed to working as part of a team in a top-notch Equity theatre setting

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals
  • Spend the summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires
  • Housing along with a weekly stipend of $100
  • Tickets to all productions
  • Professional development seminars
  • Gym membership

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the archivist fellow with our ongoing digitization initiative, scanning materials, editing images and applying relevant metadata
  • May also be asked to respond to internal reference requests, inventory and catalog items in the collection, write finding aids
  • Helping with special projects related to Barrington Stage Company's upcoming 25th season


  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, comfortable working independently
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites
  • The ideal candidate will have completed an introductory course in archives or have some experience in a library or archives setting
  • Background in theatre is not required, but an interest in performing arts archives is appreciated

The archives intern reports to the Archivist Fellow. To apply please visit our website at All applications are due February 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.


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Considering Inquisitorial Documentation: What, How, and Where to Investigate?

This 20-hour course will be taught by Dr. Susana Cabezas Fontanilla, from the Department of History and Anthropology of America, Sciences and Techniques and Medieval History (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Date: January 21 - 25, 2019. 
Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm every day
Place: Seminar I, Tower II of Humanities Floor 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 
Classroom course.

Inquisitorial documentation is characterized by its abundance, variety, and integrity, along with its dispersion and complexity. These peculiarities can make any researcher who wants
 to work with these inquisitorial files find difficulties in understanding the sources which tell, firsthand, the story of the Holy Office. Hence the objective of this seminar is to discover the typologies of the inquisatorial documentation, with their levels of richness, diversity and textual relevance.

We will combine theoretical exhibitions on each point of the program with inquisitorial documentation extracted from different archives. Alongside these, we will perform certain illustrative sessions of the functioning of the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES), 
which concentrates the vast majority of the documents issued by the Holy Office.


1) Brief introduction to the Inquisition history and institution. 

2) Hierarchial Structure
Inquisitor General, Supreme Council, Courts of the Holy Office, Secretaries, Notaries and Rapporteurs. 

3) Inquisitional Documentation: 
Records of the Grand Inquisitor.
 Documents on the Supreme Council of the Inquisition. Court Documents of the Holy Office. 

4) Work tools: 

5) Documentación novohispana.

Students, teachers and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences (as well as related sciences) who are interested in understanding and studying the documentary problems of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

MN $ 1,500.00

Entry Deadline: January 18, 2019

Your investment includes: 
 20 hours of Coursework 
 Reading Materials 

Important note: 
The program can always be modified for reasons beyond the IIBI. 
Evidence will be presented. 
Request your registration form at:

Information and registration: 
Jorge Castañeda: 5550-7495

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Alaska State Library Internship Project, Alaska State Library, Multiple Locations, AK

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring two interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in an Alaskan public library for two months in the summer of 2019. The goal of the project is to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities. Additionally the project will provide internship and professional development opportunities for MLIS students and lead to an increase in the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.


Internship in Petersburg

LocationPetersburg, Alaska

LibraryPetersburg Public Library

Project Title: Applying the Principles of User Experience Design

Project Dates: July 8, 2019 thru August 31, 2019

Project Summary: The intern will use User Experience Design to improve the quality of the Petersburg Public Library user's interactions and perceptions of the library as a whole and apply it to both the virtual and physical experience of the library.  Using the book Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying the User Experience Design to your Library as a guide, the intern will review the physical library space, review service points, polices and customer service. The intern will also evaluate library signage and wayfinding, the library's online presence and how users use the library. The intern will also create journey maps which holistically describe cores user experiences (i.e..: placing a hold, finding an item, using a public computer).


Internship in Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Library: Anchorage Public Library

Project Title: Library Marketing 101

Project Dates: June 3, 2019 thru July 28, 2018

Project Summary: During this project the intern will implement a marketing campaign for the Anchorage Public Library's Summer Discovery program that will increase the rate of participant's program completion and fight the traditional "dip" in library visits during the summer for all patrons. The intern will develop a Summer Discovery marketing plan, evaluate marketing activities and meet with local media representatives. The intern will produce a promotional video and a written report showing evaluation and metrics for Summer Discovery campaigns.  


Internship Application Process

Each internship position has specific qualifications that need to be met. For all positions, candidates must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Have completed or are near completion of the MLIS degree
  • Be able to meet the internship project start and end dates

All candidates will be required to: 

  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide a copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic recommendation
  • Provide a one page cover letter explaining why you are applying for an internship, what you hope to learn from the experience and how this experience fits into your future professional plans

Everything in the above list, except the letters of recommendations, may be sent in one email to 

Instructions on how to send your letters of recommendation are found under Note to recommendation writers. 

In the email subject line, enter: Internship application for [your name].


To view the application, please click here. The application period will close on February 16, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Call for Applications: Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019. 

The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. 

Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received. 

For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit:  Click here to apply! 

Good Luck!


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Call for Applications: MAC Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color ( The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education,, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region. 

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

Completed Application Form (pdf), available at
Transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and future goals in archival administration
Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612-626-7972

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019. 
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

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