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Intranet Content Summer Intern, HKS, Dallas, TX

HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients' challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone's benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet. For more information, click here for full job description.

 

HKS is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join the Global Knowledge Services team. This individual must have an aptitude towards writing and editing digital platforms. In this position, you will gain exposure across the company and work on initiatives that touch many departments.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with group owners to develop and update content
  • Writing content to support communities of practice
  • Attend meetings and provide insight into discussions
  • Special projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of the components of common web technology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experienced with Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • High level of comfort with social software and other web-based technologies
  • Background in Library Science a plus

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Intern, Textual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-02

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 JFKLibrary.org, 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 June 15th and end August 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the fall. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight May 20, 2018 (timestamp). 

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 Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Call for Papers: DESIRES 2018

DESIRES 2018: Call for Papers
1st Biennial Conference on Design of Experimental Search and Information Retrieval Systems

http://desires.dei.unipd.it/

28 August - 31 August 2018
Bertinoro, Italy
SUBMISSIONS: April 23, 2018 (EXTENDED)

Dates:
Conference: 28-31 August 2018 
(Tuesday evening welcome reception, Wednesday and Thursday full days + Friday morning)
Submission deadline: April 23, 2018 (AoE)
Notifications: May, 30 2018

***Vision***
DESIRES is a biennial retreat-like systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream Information Access and Retrieval conferences like SIGIR, ECIR and other conferences focusing on specific aspects of IR such as ICTIR or CHIIR, emphasizing the innovative technological aspects of search and retrieval systems. 

DESIRES gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field.  DESIRES is inspired by CIDR (http://cidrdb.org/).

DESIRES mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky information access and retrieval system ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements, and new application domains. DESIRES also welcomes contributions focusing on implementation details, successful or failed reproducibility attempts, technological breakthroughs and new uses of old ideas. At DESIRES running demos/prototypes and war stories are more than welcome. Moreover, industrial and "real-world" experiences play a central role in DESIRES. For instance, papers discussing how well-established research ideas are implemented and used by industries and in commercial products are encouraged.


***C4P***
DESIRES is a single-track conference. To encourage authors to submit only their best work, each person can be an author or co-author of only a single paper or demo. That is, authors can submit only 1 (one) paper. 

DESIRES invites three kinds of contributions: 

  • Papers (up to 6 pages). Papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enables new applications. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be a discussant for each paper that will read the paper in advance and prepare questions (plus questions from the audience).
  • Prototypes (up to 6 pages). The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. Accepted prototype papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Abstracts (1 page). Ideas that are too half-baked for a paper or demo proposal are good candidates for an abstract. Any author of a paper or prototype demo may additionally submit one abstract. Abstracts are expected to have a single author. Accepted abstracts are allocated 2 minutes in a gong-show style.


Format: ACM SIGIR classic format
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016

Publication: The accepted (and presented) papers will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings freely available on-line: http://ceur-ws.org/ (Indexed by DBLP and Scopus). Modified or incremental versions of the papers included in the DESIRES proceedings can be submitted to other venues. The scope of DESIRES is discussing ideas, not tying them.

The Call for Papers is also available here: https://easychair.org/cfp/DESIRES2018

***Venue and Organization***
DESIRES 2018 will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), Italy: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=346#.WQ4LgVPygWo

The Ce.U.B. is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). The Ce.U.B complex is a former fortress (dating back to the 10th century) and an historical landmarks considered one of the most important monumental complex of the Region.

DESIRES 2018 is organized under the Bertinoro international Center for informatics (BiCi) umbrella (http://www.bici.eu/index.html). 

BiCi is an association whose mission is to foster cutting-edge research and advanced education in Computer Science.

DESIRES is sponsored by Bloomberg (silver sponsor) and Google (bronze sponsor).

Keynotes
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Jimmy Lin, Professor and the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

(Tentative) Title of the keynote: Rocket Ships, V8, and Other Batsh*t Crazy Ideas in Information Retrieval

A great conference for a small price
We plan to keep the participation price to a minimum. We foresee a registration fee in the 500-650 range comprising accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, breakfasts, lunches, welcome reception, two dinners and coffee breaks. 

All the participants should reside at the Ce.U.B. in order to maximize participation and ideas exchange. There is a limited number of places and the accommodation order is: invited speakers, authors (max 2 people per paper), committees and others. Bertinoro offers two hotels at walking distance from the center that accommodate up to 30 additional people. If we will have more requests we are going to provide accommodation in hotels in cities nearby (3-4Km) plus a shuttle service from and to the hotels.

More info here: http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WQ4Py1PygWo
It is possible to organize a shuttle service from Bologna. It costs 250 for 15 people. 

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Intern, Digital Exhibits, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Digital Exhibits Internship (unpaid)

Summer/Fall 2018

 

Description: 

The primary role of the Digital Exhibits intern is to research and curate an exhibit using digitized materials in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), which will be featured on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org.

 

AAPB Curated Exhibits provide an access point to digitized AAPB video and audio materials brought together around a theme, topic or event of cultural and historical significance.

 

The intern will begin by surveying the AAPB collection to identify potential topics for a curated exhibit. The intern will then present their findings to AAPB staff at WGBH and the Library of Congress and will collaboratively identify a selected topic with AAPB staff. The intern will then write, identify, and gather the necessary components of an exhibit, including images, narratives, related resources, and catalog records. AAPB staff will provide feedback and guidance on these components to be edited into final versions by the intern. Once the components are finalized, the intern will be trained on Github and will publish their exhibit on the AAPB website. After the exhibit is published, the intern will collaborate with the Associate Director to promote the launch through methods such as Facebook Live events, blog posts, and social media.

 

The intern will be supervised by Casey Davis Kaufman, Associate Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining experience with digital audiovisual resources, research, creating exhibits, using Github, and promoting digital resources through social media.

 

Please note: In our experience, most curated exhibits internships typically last for 1.5 semesters if the intern works one day a week.

 

Exhibit Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and good communications skills.
  • Internet savvy, with good research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices.

 

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by May 15, 2018 to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org.

 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2012, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 50,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Managing the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

 

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Intern, Science Curriculum, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA

For more information, go to http://www.hms.harvard.edu/cldp/index.html.

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

Qualifications

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

Specific Duties

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

Potential Tasks

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

Cataloging and Metadata

  • Original and copy cataloging for books in the general collection
  • Original and copy cataloging for special materials (e.g., science kits)
  • Creating metadata for physical materials and digital resources

Reference and/or Research

  • Research state standards
  • Identify materials which meet these standards from a variety of sources
  • Provide reference and resource assistance to students and staff

Youth Services

  • Work within a K-10 environment
  • Focus on youth with emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties
  • Update a new K-10 library for staff and students

Special collections

  • Digitizing a specialized educational science, technology, and engineering collection
  • Creating a unique database of special collections materials, both open and proprietary

Requirements

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator.

Perks

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

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

There is a potential for this internship to be paid.

Applications close on May 31st at 4:00 pm.

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Guest Student, Informatics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

We are looking for a summer guest student to conduct a project that enhances the visibility and accessibility of deep submergence data acquired by the world's premiere ocean research center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. The person appointed in this position will work with Dr. Masako Tominaga at National Deep Submergence Facility (https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/mtominaga/), in collaboration with Data Librarian, Audrey Mickle, at MBLWHOI Library, and Dr. Vicki Ferrini at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University for the following projects:

  1. QA/QC metadata for the Alvin, Jason, and Sentry dives to complete the NDSF portion of the EarthCube-funded IEDA/NDSF dive metadata web services  (e.g. https://www.iedadata.org/help/web-services/)
  2. Establish a single Google spreadsheet file (the dive sites and metadata should be extracted from the IEDA/NDSF web service) that could link PIs outreach efforts and WHOI Data Library inventory (for non-digitized data). This will be imported to e.g. Google Earth to be utilized by a wider community and a foundation of next phases of this project.
  3. Assist and continue establishing digital copies of the JASON visuals on CDs and DVD.
  4. Collaborate on the next phase of NDSF informatics activities that will contribute to a broader community.
  5. Will be named in the presentation at DeSSC annual meeting/possible AGU presentation(s) and will have opportunity to travel to Lamont Doherty Earth observatory to connect with IEDA effort.

We would like to target an undergraduate/graduate student preferably majoring in Information Science, Library Science, or closely related fields. Please contact Dr. Tominaga with a resume and letter of interest at mtominaga@whoi.edu.

  • The effort will be up to 6 wks.
  • Per diem rate at $57 will be provided.
  • WHOI summer housing could be covered (depending on the availability).
  • Dr. Tominaga will be a supervisor to sign off this program.

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Designing Pac-Man with Javascript, Simmons College, Boston, MA

When: Thursday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 pm 

Where: P213 Tech Lab, Palace Road Building

 

Remember Pac-Man? Yes THE Pac-Man

If you've ever played Pac-Man, come recreate the game using an animation program in the P213 Tech Lab!

 

Processing.js is a JavaScript port of Processing, a programming language designed to write visualizations, images, and interactive content. It allows web browsers to display animations, visual applications, games and other graphical rich content.

 

Highlights of this workshop:

  • Perfect for non-programmers!
  • JavaScript's Processing.js provides a foundation for learning computer programming!
  • Come learn a new, fun tool for animation and drawing!

 

Please register at the below Eventbrite site:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-pac-man-with-javascript-tickets-45084820913

 

This workshop will be recorded and available on the Simmons Tech Lab Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmsHE1k0hF5YzDpJ36W-Rig

 

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Call for Posters: BMore!

Call for Posters: BMore!

The Social Sciences & Humanities and Academic Divisions of the Special Libraries Association invite proposals for a poster session to be held during SLA's annual conference in Baltimore, June 9-13, 2018.

The theme for the SLA 2018 conference is BMore! We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of this theme. How are you and your library being more innovative? More collaborative? More inclusive? Posters may present original research, case studies, or work in progress.

A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.

Proposals should be submitted by April 20, 2018 using this form [http://bit.ly/BMORESLA]. Please include a title and description of about 250 words. Proposals will be reviewed by the 2018 poster session committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by April 30, 2018.

The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues and will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 9-10 a.m. Poster presenters are expected to stay for the hour to answer questions and to network with attendees.

The 2018 poster session committee is Marilyn Bromley, Lateka Grays, and Tara Murray. Please send any questions to Tara at tem10@psu.edu.

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Intern, Library and Information Services, Shire, Lexington, MA

Intern - Library and Information Services

Site: Lexington, MA

Duration: Jun 5, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Hours/week: 40.00

Created: Apr 12, 2018

Job ID: XXXXJP00003365

Budget range: Unknown

Description:

Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech.

The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:

1. Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
2. Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
3. Document retrieval
4. Training and customer service
5. Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
6. Vendor management

The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

For more information, click here (at https://shire.talent-pool.com/job/3293).

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SLIS Career Fair, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Current SLIS Students and Alumni are invited to the Simmons College Library and Information Science Career and Networking Fair!

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center on the 3rd Floor of the Main College Building, Boston Campus
The fair is a terrific opportunity for current SLIS students and recent alumni seeking full‐time employment, part time employment, internship, and career networking opportunities to meet hiring employers from the Greater Boston and New England area. Representatives from school, public, and academic libraries, special libraries, archives, publishers, database and information management firms, staffing agencies, and more in the LIS field are expected to attend.
All fair attendees must be candidates for or have already received their MLS from Simmons (within the past two years). This is an open‐format event, which means that attendees can move freely from table to table and do not need to schedule interviews with recruiters prior to the event. Business professional dress is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. 
To register for the event, sign up here: http://bit.ly/2Fm0htR.
We are also excited to announce a photographer will be taking free professional head shots at the event. 
For information on pre‐fair preparation and SLIS career resources, as well as an exhibitor list, please visit the SLIS Career Resources website, simmons.edu/sliscareerfair. Also, please feel free to explore the Career Education Center's career toolkit and resources for graduate students at https://www.simmons.edu/cec/alums/career-toolkit.

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ATLA Diversity Scholarship

Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

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. 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.

Award

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

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender, 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 the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Eq​uity, 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: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

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

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Research Data Management Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Name: Research Data Management Intern

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Start/End: May 14th - August 28th, 2018 (Flexible)

Status: Full Time Internship (40 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (17 hrs/week)

Rate: $20/hr.

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

 

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.
  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.
  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.
  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers and take meeting notes.
  • Respond directly to client inquiries.
  • Escalate encountered issues when required.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed.

 

Expected Educational Outcomes: 

  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.
  • Application of data management tools and methods.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Pursuing a MLIS degree, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, and Slack.


If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: May 7th, 2018

Interviews:  April 23rd to May 7th, 2018

Final Decision:  May 7th, 2018

Internship Start Date: May 14th, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

 

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PhD Scholarships, Copenhagen, Denmark

Come join us in wonderful Copenhagen.

Two fully funding PhD scholarships are available within a wide spectrum of areas in information studies. 

This is an excellent opportunity to live and work in one of the world's most livable cities and be part of an exciting, internationally renowned department.

Read more about the department here:
http://iSchool.ku.dk

The annocement for the PhD scholarships can be found here:
http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=147020

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Library Inventory/Material Handlers, LibGig, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

LibGig, an LAC Group Company, is seeking Temporary Library Inventory/Material Handlers to work on a project onsite at an LAC Group client, an academic library and museum. 

The primary role of this position will be to: provide hands-on labor such as lifting and carrying boxes; removing items from shelves, opening, unpacking and packing boxes; loading and unloading materials; packing and shipping and proper storage; and labelling of materials.

This is a full-time, temporary position with a flexible schedule, lasting through April 30 2018 approximately. This is a great opportunity for students.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideal candidate will have had 1-3 years of similar or related experience.
  • Prior experience with inventory or library projects and a library/archive background/education would be helpful.
  • Prior similar or related experience handling sensitive and delicate items in a careful and secure manner
  • Able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently and autonomously
  • Must be physically able to lift at least 40 pounds, to push carts up small ramps, to bend, stoop, and to lift items for removal from or placement to shelves of varying heights.
  • Must be able to stand, walk and be mobile through most of the workday
  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks with a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pHXwWj

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Reference Assistant, Thomas P. O'Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Reference Assistant

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.

Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone. Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral. Works on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

Required:  

  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills.
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program.

Preferred:

  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2018

Details about the opening

Academic year 2018-2019:
  • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in August 2018, and continuing through the end of the spring academic semester in May, 2019.  
Summer 2018:
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2018, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, both for training and for general staffing assistance.
Compensation: $16.00/hour.

To Apply

Email the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu , with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 18, 2018.

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Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship

In 2018, the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide a library school scholarship to a qualified American Indian individual in the amount of $4000 for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
The purpose of the Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship shall be to provide tuition to an American Indian individual who lives and works in the American Indian community, and who is enrolled, or has been accepted and will enroll, in a master's degree program at a university with a library and/or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
Further details and scholarship criteria, as well as application forms and instructions, are available at the AILA website at http://ailanet.org/awards/scholarships/.
All applications, references, and other supporting materials must be received by June 1, 2018.

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Intern, Old State House Museum, Boston, MA

Works-on-Paper Internship Opportunity

Where: The Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2018

What: Unpaid internship, 2 days per week

Description: Interns needed to complete a rehousing and digitization project on several hundred works-on-paper dating from the 17th century through the 21st century.

You will take the lead on a project to un-frame, assess, scan, and re-house more than 350 works-on-paper related to the history of Boston. Working with the Collections Manager and the Special Collections Librarian, you will improve both preservation and public access to these important items.

This internship would be ideal for a MLS student with an interest in archives management or a museum studies student with an interest in prints and photographs.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

Requirements:

  • A background in archives management or museum studies
  • Experience handling sensitive archival material
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • Attention to detail

The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to collections@bostonhistory.org by April 22nd, 2018.

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Fellowship, Scholarly Communication & Open Access Policy, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Welch Medical Library has a two-year Scholarly Communication fellowship position available. The Fellow will report to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library and will work closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Johns Hopkins University Scholarly Communications Group as well as with Welch Library Informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects.  

The Fellow will perform the following tasks for the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Their primary user groups will be JHU faculty, study coordinators, research assistants, research fellows, postdocs, trainees, and staff of the offices of research administration.

  • Works closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Scholarly Communications Committee
  • Reports to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library
  • Communicates and promotes the Johns Hopkins University Open Access Policy that becomes effective July 1, 2018
  • Creates seminars, programs, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on scholarly communications issues such as open access, copyright, authors rights, trends and new developments in communication of research results, funder compliance, intellectual property laws, and emerging data sharing policies
  • Consults with faculty, administrators, researchers, and students on publishing choices, publishing agreements, novel publishing models, retention of rights, benefits of open access publishing and submission to open access repositories, and overall management of intellectual property, bringing an understanding of each discipline's values to the discussions
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator and Welch Library to monitor open access publications from JHU researchers and their impact using a variety of bibliographic research metrics
  • Promotes the value of the scholarly communication process and its central role in research as a human endeavor

 

Requirements:

Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years.  Candidates should demonstrate an interest in scholarly communications as well as clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.

Alternatively, candidates may have completed a graduate degree in the health or life sciences within the past two (2) years. These candidates should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of current trends in research publication, Open Access and Open Science.

Experience with research metrics is highly preferred.

Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at lwiggs1@jhmi.edu, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
    • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
    • Details of any particular aspects of scholarly communications which are of interest to the candidate.

An in-person or video conference interview will be required.

For first consideration materials should be received by April 15, 2018.

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Fellowship, Old Sturbridge, Inc., Sturbridge, MA

STRAKER HISTORICAL TRADE FELLOWSHIP

Focus Area: Historical Trades: Coopering, Textile, Pottery, Shoemaking,

Printing Responsibilities: At Old Sturbridge Village, a Historical Interpreter engages and educates our audience. They use historic clothing, structures, plants, animals and landscape as well as the tools and techniques of early trades, agriculture, horticulture and domestic crafts to make meaningful connections with the present. Fellows will be provided costumes by the OSV Costume Department.

The Straker Historic Trade Fellowship will focus on the two main elements of interpretation: educating/engaging our visitor and working towards mastery of one or more hand skills.

Working alongside museum professionals, this fellowship will allow for hands-on learning and mentorship in one or two of the following areas: Coopering, Textile, Shoemaking, Pottery, Printing.

All fellows will be provided general training in the museum's time period and in the area(s) to which they'll be assigned as well as in visitor engagement and customer service. These fellows will also be provided mentors to help progress their skills and assess their development.

This fellowship will be overseen by the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator and Trades Coordinator or Domestic Crafts Coordinator or the Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts.

Hours, Stipend & Application: This one-year fellowship begins early September 2018. The workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40 hour a week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon.

The position includes housing available at no cost, PTO & Sick time prorated to hours work, no health or medical benefits are included.

Please submit a letter of interest indicating the desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to kadams@osv.org.

Please put "Straker Historical Trade Fellowship" and your last name into the subject line.

The deadline for applications is May 12th, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5083470329

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Intern, Program & Events, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Chesterwood Museum, the home of sculptor Daniel Chester French and a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, seeks an intern to

  1. Assist with organizing and curating Chesterwood's annual outdoor contemporary sculpture show, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood;
  2. Assist with collection management projects, such as researching, cataloguing, and photographing collection materials;
  3. Work, on occasion, with the Senior Buildings & Grounds Technician to understand management practices and site responsibilities in caring for physical resources;
  4. Help with marketing/advertising and development projects;
  5. Assist in coordinating and staffing special events, such as lectures, sculpture demonstrations, and VIP parties;
  6. Act as an historic interpreter by leading tours or answering questions from the public

Additional responsibilities and long-term projects can be tailored to fit the intern's interests.

For this internship, the National Trust is offering a stipend of $2,000.00 to help offset expenses. The period of the internship would be from approximately June 1st to August 25th, for approximately 35 hours per week (some flexibility of schedule available).

Housing not provided, and must have access to a car, as Chesterwood is not accessible by public transportation.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to 721808-CS-1660@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

For a full description of this and other museum internships visit www.savingplaces.org/careers

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $2,000

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Intern, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA

The National Trust seeks an intern to support its Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (HAHS) program. HAHS is a network comprised of 40 preserved artists' homes and studios throughout the country, now open as public sites. The network is administered by a manager at Chesterwood, the home of sculptor Daniel Chester French, and a historic site of the National Trust. Find more info at www.arstistshomes.org.

Through a grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, HAHS is offering a stipend of $5,000 for an internship from 6/1 - 12/31/18, approximately 30 hours/week (some flexibility of schedule and duration is available, with the stipend pro-rated based on duration).

Among other tasks, the intern will

  1. Assist in producing the upcoming HAHS-site guidebook including compilation and organization of incoming materials from HAHS sites and guest writers, fact-checking, and research as needed;
  2. Assist in completing a revised HAHS brochure which includes summary information and selected photos of HAHS' 40 member sites;
  3. Assist with planning a HAHS-member workshop planned for April 2019 in the Berkshires. These duties may include securing travel and hotel accommodations, organizing site visits and securing speakers for the workshop, and other tasks as needed;
  4. Assist with planning of the HAHS colleagues' international exchange tentatively scheduled for fall 2019 in Great Britain;
  5. Research, compile, write and post content on the HAHS website, social media and newsletters.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to 745699-CS-1660@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

For a full description of this and other museum internships, please visit www.savingplaces.org/career.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Fellow Scholarships, New England Science Boot Camp, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering multiple Fellow Scholarships for library students, early career librarians, and library staff, with an interest in science or engineering librarianship to attend the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

The scholarship will cover full registration, including food and lodging only; travel and other expenses will be borne by the Fellow. Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the conference. For details about Science Boot Camp, please see the registration guide at http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

Your application should include:

  • current resume

  • letter of intent

  • Students: a letter of recommendation from one of your library school instructors

  • Early career librarians and staff: a letter of recommendation from your supervisor including commitment confirmation to attend Science Boot Camp


Send these by April 30, 2018 to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

Notification of scholarship awards will be made by May 14, 2018. Each Fellow will meet (either virtually or in person) with a mentor before, during and after the Science Boot Camp. The recipient will submit a document about their experience on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region (NNLM-NER) blog.

 

Questions about the scholarship program should be directed to Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

 

Questions specifically about New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians should be directed to  Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Intern, Town of Marblehead Historical Commission, Marblehead, MA

Town of Marblehead Historical Commission Intern Work Scope - Archival Facility Planning Project

The Town of Marblehead Historical Commission has a summer (11 week) 2018 internship position available to assist the Commission in a multi-organization archival facility planning project. The planning project is being led by well-known archival consultant Michele Pacifico and will result in a master plan in 2019 for creation of a Marblehead Town-Wide Archival Facility serving a number of public and private organizations in Marblehead.

The Commission seeks an individual working towards a degree in a field related to creation or management of archival facilities. The ideal candidate will be working toward a Masters Degree in Library or Information Sciences or closely related fields, have some archival experience and be familiar with Microsoft Office and use of a PC.

The position work scope includes

  1. Development of a cataloging spreadsheet for use by participating institutions which do not presently use museum quality cataloging software.
  2. Develop a list of preferred archival storage materials to be used by all participating institutions, recognizing that cost will be a factor for many organizations.
  3. Assist participating institutions in preparing their archival materials for future transmittal to the archival facility. This includes: a. Establishing institution storage size needs b. Assisting institutions in learning how to catalog their holdings using the previously developed cataloging spreadsheet c. Assisting institutions in use of suitable archival storage materials
  4. Assisting Town of Marblehead departments in organizing their archival materials, including providing the Finance and Assessors Departments with direct archival materials organizational help.
  5. Research Archival Facility policies and procedures and provide recommended policies and procedures in consultation with the Consultant and other experts, consistent with the present Archival Facility Principles.

The intern will work directly with the Chairman of the Historical Commission and the Marblehead Town Planner, and consult as required with consultant Michele Pacifico.

The position is located in Marblehead, MA with office space in a municipal office building. Duration of the position is 11 weeks, from June 4, 2018 through August 24, 2018, excluding July 2 - 6. Hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Wednesday - with some flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is a total stipend of $2000, paid in 3 equal installments once a month.

Applicants should submit a resume with their education and work experience and a cover letter describing how the skills they will bring to this position benefit the project and how this position will benefit them. Applications should be submitted by e-mail only to Chris Johnston, Chairman of the Marblehead Historical Commission at historic@marblehead.org. Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2018.

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Internships, MITRE, Bedford, MA

#1: Data Science / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Intern & New Grad

#2: Computer Science / Software Engineering Intern & New Grads

Interns--Do you want to join over 300 other interns for a summer of learning, networking and fun?

 

New Grads--Do you want to develop systems that contribute to solving our nation's most critical problems?   Do you want to be mentored by engineers and scientists that are experts in their fields?  

We're making a difference every day--working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.

 

Come and create the foundation for your career.  At MITRE, you will do this by working on a variety of projects that support our Government sponsors and by taking advantage of the many learning opportunities--classes at the MITRE Institute, continuing education through our Educational Assistance program, attending tech talks and innovation exchanges, publishing and presenting at technical forms and more.

 

Our workplace reflects our values. We want you to start and grow your career at MITRE so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.

Additional Information 

*70% of MITRE's full-time jobs require US government security clearances; therefore, many internships and full time positions require that the candidates be clearable.   MITRE does not provide sponsorship for those that need it currently or in the future.*

 

**Many of our jobs welcome those students who have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.** 

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Sally Hess Memorial Internship, Hingham Historical Society, Hingham, MA

The Sally Hess Memorial Internship is a 200-hour curatorial internship granted with a stipend of $1,500 to students or recent graduates interested in the field of museum studies or public history. In addition to various projects as needed, interns will complete a major project focusing on one or more area of museum practice.

Over the course of the summer, the Sally Hess intern will have opportunities to enhance existing museum database records, catalog various collections, produce high-quality written content for our "Out of the Archives" blog and quarterly newsletter, assist with social media marketing and promotion, create and manage programs and small form exhibits, and much more.

Additionally, the Sally Hess intern will act as a docent at our Old Ordinary house museum as needed and help with the planning and implementation of our Kids' Colonial Days mini day camp in June.

Please send resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the Hingham Historical Society by April 18, 2018.

Mail materials to Michael Achille, Registrar, Hingham Historical Society, P.O. Box 434, Hingham, MA 02043 or email to registrar@hinghamhistorical.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
SALARY RANGE: $1,500 Stipend

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Corporate Art Internship, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

The Corporate Art Group is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to contribute artist research and educational written content in a summer internship. Based in Boston, the intern will report directly to a member of the Registrar team.

The Expertise We're Looking For

  • Undergraduate or graduate coursework in art history, fine art, architectural history or related subjects.
  • Skilled at writing and communicating with diverse audiences. 200 word writing sample may be requested
  • Art industry experience (working or volunteering) with art collections, museums, contemporary art
  • Familiarity with collections management practices and the general art market is a plus

The Purpose of Your Role You will be working primarily with curators and art Programming Specialist to research artists, draft label copy, and write blog posts related to the art collection. Also, support educational events and update artist database records. You will assist with operations and registration to facilitate behind-the-scenes planning, organization, communication, and execution of departmental collections management projects. Based on experience level, you could also provide support as needed to the broader Corporate Art Group.

Click the following link to learn more and apply https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/10061/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802402

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law

Law Library Intern (Temporary, Part-time, 2 positions)

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience. Just a short walk from Simmons!

Responsibilities

  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks 
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Providing back-up reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program.
  • Previous library or law library reference experience is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidates.

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential. 

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor. Hours must be worked on-site. 

Salary is $18 an hour. Position not benefits-eligible.

The job has a flexible start date around June 1st. It will continue for six months, with the possibility of an extension. We will also accept applications on a rolling basis for a potential July or August start date.

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Intern, Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady, NY

The Schenectady County Historical Society seeks a flexible and enthusiastic individual with an interest in public history and a commitment to excellent visitor services for its summer internship program.

The successful candidate should have or be pursuing a degree in history, public history, museum studies, or a related field; must be willing to take initiative; be comfortable interacting with the public and with children; have excellent computer skills, and be able to handle multiple projects at one time. The candidate should be comfortable working independently and in small groups. Basic knowledge of PastPerfect software and artifact handling is helpful but not required.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Mary Zawacki at director@schenectadyhistorical.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Educational Programs Intern, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Library's Educational Programs Coordinator. Main work includes: Facilitating on-site learning activities and programs for youth groups, developing content and resources for youth programming and field trips, including our summer youth events, One World and Free Fun Friday, facilitating program research, and supporting the development of Library walking tours.

This internship provides training in presenting guided children's tours of the Mapparium. It is also designed as a mentorship, designed to be mutually beneficial for both the intern and the Library staff. You will be encouraged to develop professional skills in fields that include education, library science, museum studies, and public history. Additional opportunities may be available to assist with educational programming projects for adult audiences.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a background or interest in working with youth audiences. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: museum education; general education; library science; American history; public history; event planning; customer service. Prior teaching experience in museums, schools, and/or camps is preferred. Interns must be patient with youth audiences, flexible, willing to work in teams, and able to take initiative. The Library encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday. Ideal candidates will be available at least 12 hours per week.

How To Apply: Please submit a PDF resume and cover letter, including two professional/academic references to: Marie Palladino, Educational Programs Coordinator The Mary Baker Eddy Library palladinom@mbelibrary.org 

Deadline for application: May 1

SALARY RANGE: This internship may be compensated in either course credit or with a small stipend.

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Interns, DSNY, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation {DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets. 

Applicants must be current students; they will need to show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.

DSNY offers two paid summer internships:

  • Records Management Intern - Office of the Commissioner
  • Archival Intern, Artist-in-Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to mlee2@dsny.nyc.gov. 

More information can be found here.

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Intern, Records Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments, Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

 

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for two Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. One intern will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

 

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

 

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. The Honolulu interns will prioritize the big-picture potential of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system. They will also work together to digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Experience with archival content management platforms.
  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

 

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. Position begins between June 18th -June 25th, 2018.

 

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage.  Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. 

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for the monthly bus pass.

 

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

 

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood.  Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

 

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.  The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Maggie Tucker at margaret_tucker@fws.gov.  

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Honolulu Application"

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

CONTACT:

Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231

Honolulu, HI 96850

(808) 792-9525

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Call for Nominations: Student Engagement Awards

ASIS&T SIG-DL Seeking Nominations for Student Engagement Awards

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Original Release date: March 21, 2018

The Student Engagement Award, offered by Special Interest Group-Digital Libraries (SIG-DL), have been established to assist promising students in becoming active contributors within the ASIS&T community through involvement in SIG-DL. The award will be granted through a single submission cycle.

The Award

The SIG-DL Student Engagement Award is intended to encourage professional activity in ASIS&T by students who are interested in digital libraries and related initiatives. The Award is a modest monetary sum to assist with deferring travel costs to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. A single award value is up to $1200 to cover Annual Meeting registration and travel. The award will be issued to the winning student prior to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Award certificate will be presented in a ceremony during the SIG-DL Business Meeting at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Selection

Only graduate students currently enrolled in information science or library and information science programs are eligible to be nominated. Current and former SIG-DL Executive Committee members are not eligible for the awards. Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ASIS&T. Financial need will be considered as part of the applicant's eligibility for the awards.

Selection will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's essay, biography, and resume. The awards will be granted to the most relevant application. A panel of three SIG-DL Executive Committee members will select the award recipient. Depending on the quality and diversity of the nominations, the awards may not be granted every year. In that instance, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year.

Important Dates

Application due date: July 15, 2018

Awards notification date: August 15, 2018

Nomination Procedure

To submit a nomination, e-mail SIG-DL (asist.sigdl@gmail.com) with the nomination materials. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will not be considered until all materials have been received. Nominations will be comprised of the following elements:

  1. The nominee's name, title, institution, phone, and email address.
  2. An essay (250-500 words) outlining how attendance at the Annual Meeting will enable to nominee to increase contribution to ASIS&T in general and SIG-DL in particular.
  3. A brief biography of the nominee.
  4. A current resume of the nominee.
  5. Letters of support of the nominee are optional, but accepted.

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Intern, Web Development, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums are partnering with the Studio Institute's ARTS Intern Boston Program to offer a full-time paid Web Development Internship. The Intern will participate in ongoing web development projects in the Museums.

Skills necessary: Demonstrated fluency in HTML and CSS; familiarity with Javascript; exposure to MySQL and a server side scripting language (PHP, Node, Ruby, etc); conceptual understanding of API's; enthusiasm for learning new technologies in a fast-paced environment.

The internship is open to qualified undergraduate students from the Boston metro-area who are able to work full-time between the Program Dates: June 7th - August 9th, 2018. The internship will last 9 weeks and the interns work 28 hours a week. Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour and will receive a $580 stipend.

The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.artsintern.org/ham-web-design-intern.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $12/hour

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Intern, Horticulture, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Shaker Village is hiring a horticulture intern, with $1000 stipend and onsite housing, for summer 2018 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, the intern will gain practical work experience in Canterbury Shaker Village's historic gardens.

Ideal for a self-motivated and independent student or recent graduate, the intern will work primarily with the Village's herb garden, with additional time spent with the small pocket gardens scattered throughout the site.

Interns will be expected to spend time maintaining the existing garden while assisting with the development of a long term garden plan and interpretive materials that will connect the gardens to Shaker narratives. Interns will also work with their supervisor to choose a specific project that they can complete during their summer.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at rsoules@shakers.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of April 15, 2018.

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Intern, Mattatuck Museum, New Haven, CT

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the museum archives. The Mattatuck Museum is both an art and a local history museum with manuscript, printed and photographic archives dating from the late 17th century to the present.Please send resume and cover letter to: Michael C.Dooling, Archivist, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702,

Email: michael@mattmuseum.org 

View full posting at: https://www.mattmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Benevento-Internship-Announcement-2018.pdf

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Intern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums are partnering with the Studio Institute's ARTS Intern Boston Program to offer a full-time paid Director's Research Assistant internship. This position will see an Intern working directly with the Director and the Director's office at the Harvard Art Museum to research the role and effect of institutional storytelling, and how that affects visitors emotionally in a museum setting.

The internship is open to qualified undergraduate students from the Boston metro-area who are able to work full-time between the Program Dates: June 7th - August 9th, 2018. The internship will last 9 weeks and the interns work 28 hours a week. Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour and will receive a $580 stipend.

The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.artsintern.org/ham-directors-assistant.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $12/hour

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Collection Interns, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

Click here and here for more information.

The Academy Oral History Projects Department invites current students of moving image archive studies or library science to apply for the Oral History Collections Summer Internship. We are seeking an organized and enthusiastic Intern to assist the Oral History Projects department in the development of a large preservation and access initiative specifically for oral histories with filmmakers. The focus will be in preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access. For more information on these collections, please click here.

This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page: http://www.oscars.org/learn/academy-gold-program

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Intern, Children's Library, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

Boston Athenaeum

Children's Library intern

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Children's Library who will play an important role in providing and maintaining services offered to children and teens. The intern will have a part in helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the library organized, and interacting with library members and the public.    

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, organized, ambitious, and must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week. Tuesday and Thursday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and some Saturdays (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shelve and maintain order of books
  • Assist in planning and presenting story times and craft projects
  • Provide reference services
  • Create readers' advisory materials
  • Assist with monthly children's and teen events
  • Collaborate with all other departments when necessary
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
  • Must enjoy working with children and teens
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Completed Reference Course preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills preferred
  • Proven attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must be able to list and move 40 lbs.

 

TO APPLYPlease send a cover letter and resume to Dani Crickman, Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian, at crickman@bostonathenaeum.org.

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Interns, Entry Point!, Multiple Locations

Entry Point!, a signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, is a national effort to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career. The primary goal of the project is to increase the diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce at the professional level. Entry Point! recruits, screens, and refers qualified candidates to company and university research program partners for 10-week summer internships.

https://www.aaas.org/entrypoint/about

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Intern, Mechanism Archives & Records, UN Careers, The Hague, Netherlands

For more information, click here.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, more commonly referred to as the MICT, is a body of the United Nations established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates. The MICT comprises two branches. One branch covers functions inherited from the ICTR and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The other branch is located in The Hague and inherited functions from the ICTY. 

General information on the MICT internship program may be found on the MICT website's internship page, http://www.unmict.org/en/recruitment/internship-programme, which includes:

  • Programme Guidelines;
  • Application Procedures;
  • Terms and conditions of the MICT Internship Programme;
  • Internships in Context.


This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague. It is under the supervision and direction of an Archivist.

A MICT internship is UNPAID and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The duration of a MICT internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern's assigned office.

Responsibilities

Interns within MARS will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and projects centred on archival and records management activities. Depending on the individual's background, interest and the needs of the office, tasks may include the following:

  • Assisting in developing outreach and advocacy products.
  • Creation of Finding Aids for Tribunal Archives. 
  • Records management tasks (physical or digital).
  • Assisting with preservation of physical records.
  • Assisting with preservation of digital records.
  • Assisting with metadata migration and enhancement of Tribunal audiovisual records.
  • Assisting with digitisation and quality control review of audiovisual records.

Competencies

  • Professionalism - Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Candidates for an internship in MARS are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in archives, records management or information management. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old. Previous experience in an archive or information management work environment is an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the MICT. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is an asset.

Assessment

Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application. Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted.

Special Notice

A complete online application including ALL of the documents listed below is required. Please note that documents may only be in English or French, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https://inspira.un.org:

  1. Completed MICT Intern Acceptance and Undertaking;
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation;
  3. Copies of university transcripts (including courses taken and grades received). Please list the dates you are available in the cover letter on your application and indicate whether you would be interested in internships in other sections of the MICT. 

Please contact us at internship@un.org if you have any problems uploading these documents.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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Intern, Federal Reserve, Washington, DC

Internship Description


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

Staff from the library's Research and Infrastructure Teams work to advance the library's collections by: administering the integrated library system and digital repository, acquiring and cataloging library materials, and processing and maintaining print and electronic collections. The intern will work closely with and under the direction of these staff in any of the following collection development activities:
  • Participation in updating the library's Collection Development Policy
  • Assessment of users' needs by analyzing relevant statistical data and metrics to support collection analysis and development decisions.
  • Participation in collection inventory.
  • Implementation of de-selection (weeding) practices and projects.
  • Completion of transfers to off-site storage.
  • Updating holdings and metadata in the library's catalog, the Sierra "Integrated Library System."


The internship is a full-time opportunity (40 hours per week during working hours) located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks, with starting date options of May 21 or June 4, 2018. Students enrolled in a Master's degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in library technical services, collection development and management, integrated library systems, and library technology.



Application
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts to job posting # 20714 on the Board's careers page
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are conducted by telephone and selections are based solely on academic records and references.



The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster a diverse work environment.

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ASIST Annual Meeting Award


Application Deadline: Sunday, April 1
Notification of Award Winners: Monday, April 16

Here is the application link: https://goo.gl/forms/h5bPn9nJjO6RlfO93 
 
About the Awards: Professional/Practitioner and Student
 
The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce two awards to support participation in the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Our goals are to support scholarship and connect research and practice, bringing new voices to the chapter. There is one student award and one practitioner award of $750 each. Each award will support your year-long membership in ASIS&T as well as your conference registration and part of your travel costs. What does that mean for you?
  • As an ASIS&T member, you'll receive up to $750 for ASIS&T Annual.
  • As a student non-member, you'll receive up to $710 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $40 dues for your student ASIS&T membership.
  • As a non-member new information professional, you'll receive up to $685 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $65 dues for your transitional professional ASIS&T membership.
  • As a non-member professional, you'll receive up to $610 for ASIS&T Annual; NEASIS&T will pay the $140 dues for your professional ASIST membership.
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Saturday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and will be focused "building an ethical and sustainable information future with emerging technology." For more information, you can visit the annual meeting webpage. It is still 9 months out from the annual meeting, so the schedule has not been fixed yet.
 
Benefits of ASIS&T membership include:
  • Membership in New England regional chapter (NEASIS&T)
  • Mentorship and networking with experienced NEASIS&T members
  • Opportunities to build professional skills (including project management, budgeting, marketing, etc.)
  • Discounted conference registration for ASIS&T and NEASIS&T events
  • Webinars and discounts on other publications
  • A year's subscription to the Journal of ASIS&T and the Bulletin
Eligibility & Applications
 
Applicants must be either current graduate students or practitioners in the field of information science at the time of their application and living and working in New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, or CT). We define information science broadly: librarians, archivists, data/knowledge managers, information architects, web developers, etc., are all encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be current NEASIS&T members. However, award winners are expected to participate (in person or remotely) in NEASIS&T programming committee meetings in 2018-19.
 
Here is the application link: https://goo.gl/forms/h5bPn9nJjO6RlfO93
 
Terms of Awards
 
Each award winner will be welcomed into our New England regional chapter by participating in events in person or remotely. As a travel award winner, you will:
  • Meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference
  • Share your conference experience with the NEASIS&T chapter via a blog post due December 1st, 2018.
  • Participate in a NEASIS&T meet-up based on the winners' professional interests
  • Review award applications for the 2019 Travel Awards
  • Submit receipts documenting travel- and conference-related expenses, such as registration, airfare, food, and lodging, up to the value of the award
*If a winner is unable to meet all of the terms due to a relocation, NEASIS&T should be notified immediately.
 
Questions? Contact Catherine Dixon at neasist@gmail.com

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Nancy Prophet Fellowship - 2 Year Term Appointment, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

For more information and to apply on-line: http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1769

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Compensation: the equivalent of approximately $17/hr (totaling $32,000 annually) with $2,000 allowance per year for professional development activities; in addition, excellent benefits are offered.

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Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity The Worcester Art Museum seeks a skilled Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity to participate in programming related to the Museum's American collection, which ranges from Colonial and Federal painting and decorative arts through mid twentieth-century photography and prints.

This is a part-time, ten-week position supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. Guided by the Museum's global perspective, vision statement, and strategic plan, the incumbent will contribute to collection research and American art programming.

Under the direction of the Assistant Curator of American Art, the Curatorial Intern will undertake tasks related to the collection, including object research; coordination with the Registrars' department in the care and display of objects; and collaboration with Audience Engagement on didactics, promotional materials, and public programming. The incumbent will also provide clerical and logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other materials. Successful candidate will be a college or university student in good standing, with significant coursework toward a degree in art history, American Studies, or related field. Excellent research skills; ability to work with confidential materials; diplomatic manner and strong interpersonal skills; and facility with Microsoft Office required.

Qualified applicants should forward resume and letter of interest to:https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=wam&jobId=220904&lang=en_US&source=CC3 

Recognizing that diversity is multifaceted, the applicant should articulate in the letter of interest 1) how their unique experiences and perspectives contribute to diversity at the Museum and in the Museum field in general; 2) how their academic/research interests align with the Museum's American collection; 3) specific artists/artworks in the American collection that relate to the applicant's academic/research interests; and 4) how the Internship for Museum Diversity will help the applicant further their career goals. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome diversity.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Library Intern, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR

Librarian Summer Internship with Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon - Health Sciences/Collection Development focused

 

kpLibraries NW is offering a paid internship for a current or recent graduate of an MLS or MLIS program. Please find the position description at https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/job/clackamas/health-sciences-library-graduate-intern/641/7173073 (closes March 30th, 2018).

 

This is a paid position (20 hours per week) beginning in July 2018. Students who have completed their degree within the last six months are also eligible. 

 

The position has a collection development focus, which is detailed in the position description. It would be a good fit for someone who is interested in collection development or health sciences librarianship, or both.

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Research Library Intern, Federal Reserve, Washington, DC

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Temporary Opportunity, Wahlstrom Library, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport has the following temporary employment opportunity available:

 

Schedule: Hours are between Sunday and Thursday 3:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Hourly rate is $17.00 an hour

 

We will hire (1) full-time or (2) part-time employees, depending on interest from local library schools

  • Performs simple searches
  • Answers simple directional and informational questions
  • Closes Individual Library Floors including emptying the floor of all students
  • Checks in daily papers; Processes requests for Video Reservations
  • Responds to user responses to overdue notices
  • Negotiates payment plans for students
  • Updates UB Journal Holdings Information used by other libraries for ILL purposes
  • Updates and Maintains UB Journal Holdings Information in Library ILS
  • Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies
  • Works closely with other Library staff to develop consistent student support
  • Advises students making Room Reservations in reservation software
  • Processes reservations for Discovery Pavilion
  • Assists Students Needing Reserve Items
  • Checks in/out materials including laptops
  • Assists patrons printing, scanning or photocopying, reporting all printer issues in a timely manner to appropriate staff member
  • Maintains Printers; Credits Student Printing Accounts; Resolves print account issues; Orders Paper/Toner
  • Processes holds, Collects fees, Renews Items
  • Checks in Serials received in the mail
  • Runs daily overdue notices/reports
  • Puts Items on Reserve; Maintains Reserve Collection; Removes Items from Reserve
  • With student assistance, Shelves Books, Shifts Books, Reorders books, Shelves Journals, Puts Journals in order, Searches for Lost or Missing Items, Shifts journal collection for ideal arrangement of titles/use of shelf space

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong service orientation
  • Must be able to work in a high traffic area with frequent interruptions
  • Demonstrated mastery of basic computer operations, including Internet navigation skills, email skills, and the use of Word, Excel and Interlibrary Loan Systems
  • Ability to use staff modules of Integrated Library System/Library Services Platform
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams, cooperatively, and able to acquire new skills
  • Ability to read and order items classified with Library of Congress Classification Scheme including decimal points
  • Ability to put items in alphabetical order
  • Ability to set a professional example for student assistants and address/report in appropriate student behavior as referenced in Library Student Worker Policies
  • Ability to interpret policies and apply/explain them in a professional manner
  • Ability to lift 5 pounds and work near dust/mold that may be on older books
  • Ability to work with International, College Aged, First Generation Student Populations

 

The University of Bridgeport is currently running an authority control review and catalog record review with Backstage, cleaning up the catalog using the OCLC Collection Manager, and getting ready to switch from one automated system to another. Our Information Literacy program has both a medical/evidence based and traditional approach. We have a shared reference/access services desk in a learning commons environment and 4 newly renovated floors. We have recently inventoried the entire print collection, and are completing that inventory process in the technical services department. We also oversee several special collections and operate an institutional repository for the University. Library School students looking for relevant experience can be involved in many of these projects which would give them invaluable experience for their future career in librarianship. 

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Interns, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

In summer 2018, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will host its first two paid internships as part of a program established through a generous gift from the late AFC staff member Peter Bartis (1949 - 2017). These positions will introduce interns to the research collections at the AFC and the Library; help develop critical skills related to documentation, archival practice, and cultural heritage research and programs; build knowledge about the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology and oral history; and offer mentorship opportunities with senior folklorists and ethnomusicologists.

The AFC is excited to offer students and community members alike the chance to build professional experience in the domains of archival and programs-related work that our staff undertakes every day.

Application deadline is 3/29. For more information, and to apply, visit the link below.

Applicants need to follow the link directly, as the AFC Bartis Folklife Internship will not appear in public searches on USAjobs.gov:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492733500 

 

 

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Archive Assistant, Department of Public Works, Portland, ME

Summer Internship: Archive Assistant

Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives, City of Portland, Maine.

The archive consists of the historic records and the active records of the Department of Public Works and some records from other departments. The city dates back to the 1623 when the region was first settled and has had three names Casco, Falmouth and finally Portland. The city separated from the greater region of Falmouth when it was incorporated in 1786, so the origins of the department makes it one of the older public works departments in the country. The collection is physical and digital, with some of the plans on linen, paper or Mylar and others in digital form stored on CDs and in databases. Some of the records date back to the late 18th and beginning of the 19th century with the number increasing from 1850s onward. The collection consist of over 90,000 engineering drawings, plan sheets, and maps that document the city and city infrastructure above and below the ground. There are also thousands of site plan documents, site reports and survey field books, etc. The collection also includes a large archive of photographs that document DPW's engineering projects. The collection and records' finding aids are a mix of old (card indexes), a scanned form of the card files and a new database. New items are being added daily to the database and the older items are being scanned and added to the database.

Job Description

The intern will have the opportunity to work in an archive that is, like many, still trying to catch up with the modern digital archive world. The work would be hands-on both cataloging, scanning and working with the department's engineers and surveyors, and with the general public answering questions, researching and finding old and new plans and drawings for their projects. The intern will work under the supervision and mentorship of the Engineering Archivist.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program with a significant emphasis in archival management/studies.
  • Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Engineering Division and Archive and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner.

Preferred proficiencies:

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access and with data entry.
  • Understanding of the unique requirements of handling drawings, plans and maps, on various mediums - from linen paper to Mylar.
  • Basic understanding of, and ability to read engineering drawings, plans and maps.
  • Experience using large format scanners a plus.

Requirements:

  • Be able to work with others.
  • Work at a standing work station.
  • Lift 40lb.

This is a fixed term full time (37.5hr a week), 13 week appointment, starting in June and ending in August. The position will be paid at $15.00/hr.

Please email CV, letter of interest and two references to: Dr. George Carhart, Engineering Archivist, Department of Public Works: gcarhart@portlandmaine.gov 

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Archives Intern, New York Public Radio, New York, NY

Description

Interns at New York Public Radio (NYPR) are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.

Established in the year 2000, the New York Public Radio Archives are the organization's link to its rich and storied past. The department currently maintains a catalogue of more than 70,000 broadcast recordings, dating from June 1927 to the present. Most of these recordings cover the activities of station WNYC as one of the nation's earliest public broadcasters, and WQXR as one of the nation's premier classical-music stations. The Archives also maintains a collection of photographs, memorabilia, reports, news items, program guides, institutional records, and promotional materials.

This internship will provide an opportunity for a qualified student to collaborate with the Archives' staff on several digitization and access projects.  Over the course of the summer, the intern will learn about audio preservation from the ground up --from cataloging standards, to playback with legacy machines, to final editing for presentation on the station's website. The breadth and depth of tasks at the Archives allow us to be flexible, so our interns can focus on whichever aspect of the asset's life-cycle they find most interesting.

What your internship will entail: 

  • Hands-on experience in archives management
  • Applying analog-to-digital workflows for archival audio preservation
  • Implementing standards-based media cataloguing
  • Contributing to the archives social media presence: writing blog posts or curating its Tumblr page.
  • Restoration and playback of legacy audio materials
  • Duplicating and quality controlling CDs
  • Assisting Archives staff in organizing holdings in the vault
  • Identifying orphan materials

Requirements: 

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with public radio
  • Interest in audio archives
  • Familiarity with physical and digital audio formats
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core
  • A good sense of 20th-century history
  • Enrollment in an accredited library school or archives program to earn course credit
  • Consistent availability of at least 15 hours per week
  • Proven willingness to learn new skills

If you would like to be considered for this role you must submit your completed online application, a recent copy of your resume, a cover letter expressing why you would like to join the team at NYPR.

For more information about our Internship Program, please click here.

This job posting closes on Friday, March 23, 2018.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. 

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

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Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

The 2018-2019 cycle of the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is now open for applications.

This program is run out of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University, and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program is a cohort-based educational program providing training in the lifecycle of digital stewardship over one year, in person and online to pairs of participants from tribal institutions. The program is designed to meet the needs of tribal archives, libraries, and museums as they care for, manage, and share digital cultural heritage materials. All participants will receive in-depth training in Mukurtu CMS. Participants in the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program are offered full scholarships, including tuition, fees, travel funds and program costs.

The deadline for applications is April 5, 2018.

 


View a playlist of testimonial videos from our past Program participants here:  https://vimeo.com/album/4915663/

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JCLC 2018 Scholarships for Students

JCLC 2018 Scholarships for Students - 2018 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color to be held in Albuquerque, NM in September 2018.

 

Please follow the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf81UXFqcWPoDF9kp9aJRE_5R6sw3Q6j8nVRYpREXMDOeYscA/viewform

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Intern, Preservation Research, Image Permanence Institute, AMIA, Rochester, NY

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media.

Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.

Scholarship Information

The student selected as the IPI Intern receives a $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship and reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.

Eligibility To be eligible, a student:

  • must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
  • must have completed at least half of their program's course load before the time of the internship.
  • must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
  • must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.

Important factors in the selection of recipients include: a student's commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a student's academic record; and the strength of a student's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.  

Applications

Applications for the IPI Internship are available from the AMIA office and on the website beginning in February each year and due no later than May 1st . The Internship is awarded in late July. 

Apply online.

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LEADS Fellowship (virtual)

Apply Now for a LEADS Fellowship

Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), the Metadata Research Center, and project partners invite doctoral students to participate in the LIS Education and Data Science-4-the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) program and become LEADS Fellows.

 

LEADS Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend and additional financial support for a three-day Data Science Bootcamp at Drexel University (early June 2018), an NDP site visit during the summer, and conference travel during the 2018/2019 academic year to share project outcomes. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30, 2018.

 

LEADS is a virtual fellowship program. Students located near their selected site may have more on-site interaction.

 

Applicants must be doctoral students at an institution with an ALA-accredited master's degree program. Drexel University and the Metadata Research Center are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team of fellows.

 

For more information on the LEADS fellowship, projects at NDP sites, and the application process, please visit drexelcci.info/LEADS4NDP

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Session Reporters, NEA, New Haven, CT

We are just a couple of weeks away from the NEA Spring Meeting in New Haven, and we still need session reporters for many of the sessions!
 

Session reporters will write a summary of their assigned session(s) for publication in the July 2018 issue of the Newsletter. One reporter is needed for each of the 20 concurrent sessions to take place in five blocks on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.

 

Sessions will be assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis--please just let me know what session(s) you might be interested in reporting, and I can let you know if they're amongst the many still available!

 

Please complete your registration prior to volunteering as a session reporter. Student reporters are welcome - reporting is a great opportunity to engage with the broader NEA community and to get your name out there!

 

The full meeting schedule and description of each concurrent session is available on the NEA website.

 

 

Reports should be between 300-350 words and are due April 9, 2018.You can read past session reports in the January and July issues of the Newsletter on the NEA website.

If you are interested in reporting, or if you have any questions, please contact Betts Coup, Session Reports Editor, at elizabeth.coup@gmail.com.

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Digital Asset Intern, J. Jill, Quincy, MA

Overview:

  • Import and archive assets into Digital Asset Management (DAM) system from across all channels, including photos, videos and layouts
  • Digitize film library according to established standards
  • Apply metadata to archived assets to improve their findability
  • Contribute to DAM implementation across J. Jill by helping develop metadata and archiving standards; assist in integrating new departments into the DAM
  • Assist DAM Specialist and Photo Team as needed: finding, importing and cataloging assets

What do you need to know?

  • Pursuing or has completed a degree in Library and Information Science
  • Has an understanding of best practices in descriptive metadata, taxonomy, cataloging, and digital librarianship
  • Familiar with advanced search strategies
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must
  • Comfortable with Mac OS
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Capture One is a plus

What will you learn?

  • Become familiar with enterprise DAM software
  • Gain an understanding of how a cross-channel creative department operates by attending regular meetings and assisting the DAM Specialist with daily tasks
  • Learn about the photography production process, including dealing with external vendors
  • Become familiar with a possible career track for LIS graduates

For more information, contact recruiter carly.dube@jjill.com.

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MA Health Science Libraries Network

Massachusetts Medical Society
Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Here is the link to the program: Information, Innovation & You

As we speed through an age in which more information is communicated more rapidly than ever before, and innovators swiftly devise new ways to reflect contemporary trends and promote continued progress, the relentless pace of change and innovation can feel overwhelming. However, librarians, too, are necessarily innovators, particularly in today's dynamic world. Not only do we innovate to improve library services and to respond to changes around us, but when significant shifts occur in the education, work, or information habits of our user populations, we creatively adapt to ensure that we continue to serve our patrons effectively.
 
This year's program presents a slate of speakers addressing our roles and our opportunities in the context of rapid innovation -- innovation in libraries, innovation in health sciences, and how you can effectively become an integral part of continuing innovation.
 
As MAHSLIN works to focus on you, our members, the Board has decided that all regular paid attendees of this year's Annual Meeting will receive free MAHSLIN memberships next year. We hope to see you on March 16, and we hope you find MAHSLIN to be a valuable resource -- this year, next year, and beyond.
 
 
Jessica LaBrie
MAHSLIN President-Elect 2017-2018
MAHSLIN 2018 Program Chair

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Webinar - Not Your Everyday Career Advice: Alternate Careers in the Library and Information Field

Get a head start on the competition and attend a great webinar hosted by SLA Illinois Chapter and Upstate New York Chapter, in conjunction with the Students and New Professionals Advisory Council and SLA staff, on: Not Your Everyday Career Advice: Alternate Careers in the Library and Information Field. You can sit with all of your classmates and compare what works for each of you and see what the next best steps are as SLA leads you through.

Join us oThursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm ET. More details including how to register can be found here: www.sla.org/learn/webinars

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Intern, Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA

EXIBITION INTERNSHIP - STIPEND AND HOUSING PROVIDED

Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA

The Presidio Trust Heritage Program Exhibition Intern will support the curation initiatives of the Presidio Heritage Program, including the state-of-the-art exhibition program at the Presidio Officers' Club. The intern will work with curation team staff to research, write, and develop exhibitions; install and maintain exhibitions; develop supplementary materials such as docent training resources; participate in the care of museum collections; and assist in the evaluation of exhibitions.
The internship is a career development opportunity designed to give recent graduates a venue for improving skills in museum exhibition development, exhibition maintenance and evaluation, collections care, community engagement, and public interpretation of the Presidio's natural and historic sites. Deadline to Apply is April 15.
For full details, please see this link: https://www.presidio.gov/volunteer-internal/Shared%20Documents/Presidio-Trust-Exhibition-Internship.pdf
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $400/every two week + free housing

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Arts Intern, Arts Intern, Providence, NY

Arts Intern pairs college students with full time paid internships in Arts organizations, in an effort to diversify arts organizations and assist in portfolio building.

To see all positions please visit https://www.artsintern.org/positions2018/ 

Choose your city (Providence, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia) and then find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of each position.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 12/hr

 

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Call for Applications: AMIA Scholarships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

This year four scholarships will be offered: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship.

In addition, the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will offer a student who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

For further information, deadlines and applications, please visit the AMIA web page: http://www.amianet.org/programs-and-initiatives/scholarships

Application deadlines are May 15th.

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Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship

The Southern California Chapter of The Special Library Association is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the 2018 Karen Gersten-Sternheim Memorial Scholarship.

Details and qualifications are at  southerncalifornia.sla.org/2018-sternheim-scholarship/.  

April 30 is the closing date for applications.

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Intern, Albert Gore Research Center, Murfreesboro, TN

The Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University seeks to hire a graduate intern for the summer of 2018: http://mtsu.edu/gorecenter/docs/2018-summer-internship.pdf

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The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training

The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training <http://cybercarpentry.web.unc.edu/> is a two-week summer training program aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists and computer and information scientists so that data-intensive research is quicker, less complicated, and more productive.

The workshop will take place July 16- 27, 2018, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted participants, and a certificate of completion from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will be awarded at the end of the training.

The workshop is open to doctoral students and postdocs in basic sciences and computational sciences. Women, applicants from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on March 15 to receive full consideration. For more information and a link to the application form, visit the UNC Cyber Carpentry Training website <http://cybercarpentry.web.unc.edu/>.

The Cyber Carpentry workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a grant awarded to Arcot Rajasekar, Frances McColl Distinguished Term Professor <https://sils.unc.edu/news/2017/rajasekar-nsf-grant> at UNC SILS.

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Call for Participation: BIIRRR 2018

CHIIR 2018 Workshop on Barriers to Interactive IR Resources Re-use

Thursday, March 15 2018, 9:00-17:00

http://biirrr2018.aau.dk

The goal of the BIIRRR 2018 workshop is to serve as a starting point for a community-driven effort to design and implement a platform for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing of resources for interactive information retrieval (IIR) experimentation. Examples include search tasks, experimental protocols, questionnaire designs, reporting standards, evaluation procedures, data collections, and the search interaction data produced in such experiments.

While the idea of collecting such resources in a central location is perhaps not a new one, the effort required in designing, implementing, and maintaining such a platform can only be borne by the community as a collective effort.

Please join us in a full-day workshop to brainstorm about the shape this iRepository should take. If you yourself have conducted interactive IR experiments, we would love to hear about your experiences too! Please fill out our survey at http://bit.ly/BIIRRR-survey, it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes of your time! The result of the survey will help us prepare the workshop and get an overview of the current state of re-use of IIR resources.

One of the goals of the workshop is to produce a set of requirements and activities in order to develop an iRepository, which the organizers commit to publishing as a short report right after the workshop. After this immediate follow-up, we then plan further documented dissemination of the workshop outcomes but also envisage a more extensive activity, such as a Dagstuhl-style seminar, which will provide the time to discuss the requirements and solutions in more detail.

BIIRRR 2018 Workshop homepage: http://toinebogers.com/biirrr2018

Registration for BIIRR 2018 Workshop: http://sigir.org/chiir2018

Contact the organizers: biirrr@googlegroups.com

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Intern, Outreachy, Virtual

Applications for the Outreachy May 2018 to August 2018 internships are now open: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/

Outreachy is paid, remote, three month internship program that helps people traditionally underrepresented in tech make their first contributions to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and a travel stipend of $500.

https://www.outreachy.org

The timeline for this round is:
Feb. 12, 2018   Applicants start making contributions to internship projects
March 22, 2018  Application deadline
April 23, 2018  Accepted interns announced
May 14, 2018 to Aug. 14, 2018   Internships period

Please read through the application instructions and eligibility requirements carefully. The instructions have changed quite a lot since the last Outreachy round.

Applicants will need to complete an eligibility form before they can start working with mentors. 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 13 Free and Open Source communities who are ready to take contributions from applicants, and we expect to have about five more join in the next couple of weeks.  We'll send another announcement once we have their landing pages in place.

If you have any questions about eligibility after you fill out your eligibility form, please contact organizers@outreachy.org. 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 mentors@lists.outreachy.org

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Summer Interns, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

We are now accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. The application deadline for all students for summer 2018 is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

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Intern, Biogen, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center is offering a paid summer internship!


The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a summer intern. This internship will have two areas that the student will work in: assisting in library operational projects and expanding library outreach. This is a full-time internship role from June-August 2018 located in Cambridge, MA. 

Find out more by viewing the Job Description

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Exhibit Videographer Intern, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a seeking a graduate student, or highly-qualified college student, who can work with staff and 1-2 volunteers in a technical capacity to produce an approximate 5-minute video on historic golf. The video will be posted on the Hill-Stead Museum web site, to accompany the exhibition Diamonds in the Rough: Golfing at Hill-Stead that will be on view June 14-October 7, 2018.

This project will require someone who can help develop a script, come on site to film the grounds and interview our exhibit curators, incorporate shots of archival documents, and apply background music and voice over to the final product. It will be used to promote the exhibit, and may be incorporated into the exhibit itself. The final product will need to be completed by May 15.

If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Director of Development Susan Orred at orreds@hillstead.org.

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Collections Management Intern, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a graduate student, or highly-qualified college senior, who can assist in identifying appropriate collections management software to help facilitate an upgrade of current systems.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Curator but should expect to work independently. The intern may be asked to survey area museums to gauge what systems sister organizations use, schedule face-to-face or telephone conversations to query users about their experiences and schedule follow-up appointments, as appropriate, that Hill-Stead's curator will join, for in-depth discussion. The intern may be asked to source, set up and use trial systems with a select subset of Hill-Stead collection records to determine suitable systems for consideration.

If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Curator Melanie Bourbeau directly at bourbeaum@hillstead.org.

 

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Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

Paid 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 it is 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 4,700 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 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 and archives
  • Design and conduct technology trainings
  • Identify and select new items for the collection
  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

 

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: $11/hr

 

CONTACT:

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16

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Information, Innovation & You, Mass Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Information, Innovation & You

March 16, 2018

Mass Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Program:

8:00 - 9:00         Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast / Visit with Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:30         Business Meeting and Awards

9:30 - 9:50         Break with Exhibitors

9:50 - 10:50       Callan Bignoli, Assistant Library Director for Technology at Brookline Public Library

10:50 - 11:10     Break with Exhibitors

11:10 - 12:10     Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch

                          "Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West"

12:10 - 1:10       Lunch

1:10 - 1:45         Exhibitor Lightning Rounds

1:45 - 2:00         Final Break with Exhibitors

2:00 - 3:00         Jane Blumenthal, Associate University Librarian and Director at University of Michigan

3:00 - 3:15          Wrap-Up, Giveaways

 

This is a full program with three great speakers who will share their different perspectives on innovation in libraries and in the health sciences.

Special $40 student rate for Simmons students!

Hope you can come!

Early bird registration ends March 2nd so do it now before you forget!!!!

 

For additional details on our speakers visit the MAHSLIN website.

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Student Scholarships, MER Conference, Chicago, IL

The annual National Educational Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference www.merconference.com is making scholarships available for students enrolled in graduate level studies in Archives and Records Administration, Library and Information Science or similar degrees. Qualified students are invited to participate in the MER Conference's Student Scholar Program. 

We believe that fostering engagement across disciplines, industries and experience levels is one of our greatest attributes while also supporting our educational mission. Equipping student scholars with roles and opportunities to interact with practitioners is just one way we help develop important relationships; relationships that often become valuable in the future. It is not uncommon for student scholars to ultimately be hired by companies attending the MER Conference.

The conference is scheduled for May 6-9, 2018 and is held at Chicago's Marriott Downtown Hotel. The scholarship is valued at $1,945 and includes conference tuition and meals. Student scholars are responsible for their own travel and lodging, however, our coordinator, Michelle Fowler, can assist with finding lodging.  

 

Potential student scholars can contact student coordinator Michelle Fowler at michelle.fowler@merconference.com.

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Intern, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

AAMC Archives Summer Internship

 

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives acquires, processes and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) archival internship.This project involves updating two collections in our digital asset management system (DAMS) CONTENTdm, uploading documents and creating metadata for the documents. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

The intern will learn how to use a DAMS including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata. DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important basic skills to learn. The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works. Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The intern will update the Federal Testimony and Digital Publications collections so they are current by uploading documents into the DAMS and creating metadata for each item. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required. We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program with experience working with DAMS (knowledge/experience with CONTENTdm specifically would be helpful) and digital objects. Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

 

To apply, please use this link: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Internship--Archives_10003092

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Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday May 19 - Tuesday May 22, 2018; Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon


REGISTRATION IS OPEN <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/register-for-the-2018-acquisitions-institute/>


We're so excited to share our 2018 Program <http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018-program/> with you! We had what we think is a record number of proposals this year and from them have chosen a program we hope will both educate and inspire you. From a panel discussion between librarians and publishers on diversity, inclusion and equity in scholarly publishing and acquisitions, to the triumphs and tribulations of leading workplace culture change, to deciphering and visualizing data, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the program page for much more!


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Thomas Padilla, Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on digital scholarship, digital collections, Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. In his talk, he will advance the argument that conditions of uncertainty and a speculative orientation to collections constitutes a disposition that empowers libraries and the communities they serve. As the poet a. maxwell reminds us, uncertainty is not the same as not knowing - uncertainty indicates the presence of alternatives. This talk is a call to embrace those alternatives.


About The Acquisitions Institute
Since 2000, we are the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge. We are a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting, focused on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections. Timberline Lodge is located on the slope of Mt. Hood, about an hour east of Portland, Oregon. Read more about us at http://www.acquisitioninstitute.org, contact us as planning@acquisitioninstitute.org.

About Timberline Lodge
The Timberline Lodge conference facility offers a relaxed atmosphere for librarians, vendors, and publishers to discuss issues of concern. Plan to come and listen to one another in this small conference (enrollment is limited to 85) with its rustic resort setting and the finest of people and conversations. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience and there are plenty of opportunities for informal discussion outside the scheduled program. Plan to enjoy the good food, the beautiful mountain scenery, snow sports and swimming, and favorite readings. Explore the Timberline Lodge <http://www.timberlinelodge.com/> web site for a sense of the historic character of the lodge. We have reserved the entire suite of rooms for the Institute.

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Digital Commonwealth Conference: Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018, Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled "Creativity and Accessibility - Digital Trends in 2018" on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College.  Professor Nugent's presentation will be entitled "Joycestick - Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game".

Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each full-time student receiving complimentary registration will be asked to write a blog entry on the conference. Significantly discounted registration is available to other full-time students.

Membership in Digital Commonwealth is not required to attend the conference. The conference program covers topics from Data Mining to Copyright Education and Programming and can be viewed at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/page-1856161. Online registration is available at https://digitalcommonwealth.wildapricot.org/event-2758646/Registration. Early registration is open from now until midnight on March 12, 2018.

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Intern, Upper Dublin Public Library, Fort Washington, PA

Upper Dublin Public Library

 

Address:  805 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA  19034,

Phone:  215-628-8744, Web:  www.udpl.org

"This internship has given me a great deal more insight into the world of public libraries.  With everything I've done, I have been able to connect what I have been learning in the classroom with on-the-job realities." -Past UDPL Public Library Intern

Position: Public Library Intern

 

Internship Dates and Hours

Position available June 4-August 10, 2018, approximately 25 hours a week minimum.  Hours to be determined but preference will be given to candidates with the following availability:  Mon-Tues.:  9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs:  5-9 p.m.; and Fri.: 10-5.  Additional availability, including weekends, is a plus.

 

Internship Overview

Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Library Intern to join our team for Summer 2018. If you're a library/information science student or recent graduate looking for practical public library experience and are driven by a strong customer service ethic and a desire to provide the best information, technology, literacy, and programming services, this may be the position for you. Summers at UDPL are fast-paced and rewarding; if you're ready to dive into all aspects of public library service, we are ready to assist you in gaining marketable workplace skills.

You will be an integral part of our Summer team with at least 15-18 hours/week of regularly scheduled reference and circulation desk shifts to an additional 8-10 hours of assisting in administrative, children's, teen, and technical services. Depending on your interests and our needs, you may work on additional projects that benefit the library---and your resume!  See the attached job description for further details.

 

Our Library

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, the UDPL is a bustling and much-loved resource for the 25,569 residents of Upper Dublin Township and those who visit from neighboring communities. The UDPL maintains a collection of 110,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2017, circulation was over 344,000 and 20,000 people attended programs.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must be currently pursuing a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program or be a recent (within 1 year) graduate.  Preference given to candidates who have completed at least 9-12 credits of their graduate studies. A bachelor's degree is required as is a PA Driver's License.  Strong customer service focus, motivation, and ability to learn new skills in a fast paced setting are preferred. A high level of computer literacy is required and a familiarity with digital reference resources is desired. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview. A Skype interview is possible if the candidate is attending school out of the state. A current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Criminal History will be required before employment begins. A Federal Criminal background check, requiring fingerprinting, is also required.

 

Salary

This position is a temporary, part-time position, approx. 25 hrs./week for 10 weeks at a rate of $16.27/hr. We will also work with the applicant so they can be awarded college credit, if desired.

 

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted until March 15th, 2018.  Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume, in PDF format, via email to Lauren Smyth at lsmyth@mclinc.org  (Use "Library Intern Application" in the subject line). Additionally, please email all questions to the same address; no phone calls, please.  Interviews will be conducted during mid-late March 2018.

Upper Dublin Public Library

          Public Library Intern---Job Description

 

Position Overview

 

 

 

  • Summer internship opportunity for a  library/information science student or recent graduate looking for practical public library experience
  • Candidates should be driven by a strong customer service ethic and a desire to provide the best information, technology, literacy, and programming services to our patrons

 

Responsibilities

 

 

  • Learning the functions of and staffing the reference and circulation desks an average of 15-18 hours a week
  • Additional hours spent shadowing all library departments (children's, teen, technical services, administration) to gain a broad understanding of library policies and procedures
  • Assisting with programming for all ages and the Summer Reading Club
  • Completing other projects/tasks as mutually decided upon library staff & intern

 

 

Benefits

 

  • Gain practical experience at the reference and circulation desk, learning both print and digital resources
  • Mentoring from seasoned library staff in all areas of the library
  • Opportunity to gain a well-rounded public library experience
  • Make valuable professional connections
  • Develop new ideas and projects for the library
  • Hourly salary & College Credit available

 

Training/Support Available

 

  • Training and support from staff on library policies and procedures
  • 1-on-1 job shadowing and training in all areas of public library service
  • Library materials and tech, including cutting-edge STEAM LAB technology
  • Attendance at staff meetings and other professional development

Qualifications

 

  • A passion for public libraries
  • Completion of at least 9-12 credits of graduate library/information science courses and be in pursuit of the degree OR a recent library/information science graduate (within 1 year of graduation)
  • Strong  computer/technology skills, including Microsoft products & Internet searching; comfort with e-readers and tablets is a plus
  • Ability to learn reference and circulation procedures
  • Excellent customer service; experience working with the public in any setting preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while learning new skills
  • Ability to develop and work with a team & high degree of  initiative
  • Willingness to assist and learn all areas of public library service
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and to push a cart

 

Commitment

 

 

 Contact                               

  • June 4-August 10, 2018, approximately 25 hrs/week
  • Preferred hours:  Mon-Tues.: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs: 5-9 p.m, & Fri, 10-5
  • Must provide PA Child Abuse and Criminal History reports before employment begins and will be required to complete FBI fingerprint background check.
  • Must agree to initial library interview, discussion of expectations for this position, & training
  • Lauren Smyth, Assistant Director, lsmyth@mclinc.org

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Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship, Culture Works

The 2018 "Leonard P. Roberts Scholarshipis now open to students planning to become a full-time student for the entire upcoming academic year.

 

Award amount is: $1,000 - $4,000

 

Deadline: March 9, 2018

 

More information can be found here: Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship

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Call for Applications: HSR Project Research Competition

Now Accepting Applications  

2018 HSRProj Research Competition for Students 
Identifying Research Gaps in HSR

AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology of the National Library of Medicine are hosting the second annual HSRProj Research Competition for undergraduate and graduate students. This competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research. 

This competition is meant for individuals who are current students in health policy, health services research, public health, health informatics, or information science/library science and who are interested in:

  • Understanding and identifying research gaps in health services research (HSR) and related fields.
  • Gaining greater visibility as a new researcher in the fields of health services research and data science.

The winner or winning team will be invited to present their research as a featured poster at the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle Washington on June 24-26, 2018. In addition, the winner(s) will be invited to work with AcademyHealth staff to write a blog post to be featured on AcademyHealth's website describing their project and experience.

Questions? Please contact HSRProj@AcademyHealth.org.

Apply here.

Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018

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Summer Intern, Bank Research Archives, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

Summer Intern - Bank Research Archives

The Research Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time paid internship for graduate students majoring in archive management or public history.  Students will work with the Bank's archivist and duties will include, but are not limited to: processing textual and audiovisual materials, creating finding aids, conducting inventories, scanning documents and photographs, and assisting the archivist as needed.

 

Qualifications:

Students currently enrolled in archives management or public history graduate program. Working knowledge of the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation is highly desired, as well as someone who is organized and attentive to detail.

 

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time. 

 

Principals only, no agencies please.


Contact Katherine.Creamer@bos.frb.org for more information.

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This 7-9 month program will begin in April 2018. All interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to sign up by the end of February. We also encourage folks interested in being mentors to consider self selecting a co-mentor. Is there a colleague you'd love to partner with? Encourage them to sign up to be a mentor with you!  

 

Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

WHY PARTICIPATE? 
The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development. 
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals. 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 


Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone's interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Applicants will receive placement information by March 15, 2018. Additionally, a meet-up for all past and current cycle participants will be held at the NEA Spring Meeting in New Haven, CT, March 22-24, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Program Administrator Jessica Holden (jessica.holden@umb.edu) or Program Liaisons Micha Broadnax (micha.broadnax@gmail.com), Irene Gates (igatesus@yahoo.com) and Matthew Gorham (matthew.gorham@yale.edu).

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Curatorial / Collections Intern, Rufus Porter Museum Bridgton, ME

The curatorial/collections intern will assist staff with curatorial and collections work, including cataloguing and inventorying the museum's collection. All collected information will be entered into the museum's Past Perfect database. The intern will play an active role in coordinating with the 2018 Guest Curator, Eric Johnson, on the museum's special exhibit, "250 Years: Bridgton in Art and Artifacts." The intern will give tours of the museum, including the special exhibit, assist with public events and programs, learn the management practices of the museum store, and participate in the general operations of the museum now in its new location.

This position offers a hands-on opportunity for an intern to experience working on all aspects of a small museum.

Qualifications: Graduate student or college junior or senior majoring in museum studies, collections care, history, art history or related field of study.

Dates: May 21 - August 11 (flexible dates) 12 weeks, 30 hours per week, $300 per week. Housing stipend available.

To apply: email cover letter, resume and three references (one academic) to director@rufusportermuseum.org 

Applications will be reviewed as received, deadline on April 1. Applicants notified on April 10, 2018.

For more information www.rufusportermuseum.org/employment

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Education Intern, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

The museum education intern will work with the Rufus Porter Museum's (RPM) staff and education committee to plan and run programs that will make connections with the local community.

The focus of these programs will reflect the current emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). RPM is in a position to share Rufus Porter's life as an example of an individual who excelled in all of these areas and sought to excite others about new ideas. There would be at least four children's programs over the summer, patterned after those held in 2017.

Ideally, the Education Intern would also develop at least one program of his/her own design. The Education Intern will also have an opportunity to work with Stevens Brook Elementary School (within walking distance of the museum) on the innovative and new to Bridgton Camp Invention, a one-week program sponsored by the National Inventor's Hall of Fame.

Qualifications: Graduate student or college junior or senior majoring in education, museum education, or related.

Dates: May 21 - August 21 (flexible dates) 12 weeks at 30 hours a week, $300 per week. Housing stipend available.

To apply: email cover letter, resume and three references (one academic) to director@rufusportermuseum.org 

Closing date April 1.

For more information: www.rufusportermuseum.org/employment

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Summer Intern, Castine Historical Society, Castine, ME

The Castine Historical Society annually offers an paid internship opportunity for a graduate student enrolled in a museum studies, public history, archival science or related Master's degree or Ph.D. program. The Castine area, a beautiful and historically significant town on the coast of Maine, saw millennia of use by Native Americans before European contact and changed hands repeatedly from the outset of the colonial period through the War of 1812. The peninsula's development in the nineteenth and twentieth century represents a microcosm of American commercial and cultural history. The Society occupies two historic buildings on Castine's town common and is a 501(c)(3) membership organization with a paid staff of three and an active volunteer Board of Directors.

The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018 with a stipend of $2,800. This internship is designed to provide a graduate level student with service to the history field while he/she gains experience with professional staff in a local history setting.

Program goals, central to the Society's mission, include guiding history walking tours and assisting with collections management. Another component is research and planning for a major exhibition titled Risky Business: Castine Shipping 1820-1870, an interactive exhibit about Castine-built ships transporting cargo around the world. 

In addition, the intern will be included in the regular, day-to- day activities of the Castine Historical Society. Applications are due by Monday, March 20.

To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit http://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/ or contact Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $2800

 

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Alhfam Archives Internship, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands on experience archiving the records of the Association of Living History, Farm, and Agriculture Museums (ALHFAM).

The intern will help preserve, arrange, describe, and catalog the collection, and develop finding aids. Orientation to the museum and archives will be provided. The intern will also have the opportunity to experience the working of New England's largest outdoor living history museum. This is a two day a week internship.

For more information about this internship please go to the Old Sturbridge Village website and visit https://www.osv.org/content/college-interns.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00

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Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, is recruiting for its 2018 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP) and would like to invite students of underrepresented groups affiliated with your University to apply.  Our staff is comprised of nationally-recognized experts and professionals in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including law, economics, foreign affairs, the physical and behavioral sciences, environmental science, public administration, the social sciences, library and information science, information technology and finance. 

 

The internships are paid opportunities in Washington, D.C. for a period up to 10 weeks during the summer. Working in one of our research or administrative areas, interns will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the agency which is:  To serve the United States Congress throughout the legislative process by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative and confidential, thereby contributing to an informed national legislature.

 

U.S. Citizenship is required. For more information about the program, please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399

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Society of Georgia Archivists 2018 Carroll Hart Scholarship, Middle Georgia Regional Library, Macon, GA

Society of Georgia Archivists 2018 Carroll Hart Scholarship 

The Society of Georgia Archivists awards a scholarship for attendance at the Georgia Archives Institute held each summer in Atlanta. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education and membership. The scholarship is named for Carroll Hart, former director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, founding member of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and founder of the Georgia Archives Institute.

 

The scholarship will cover an amount equal to the noncredit tuition for the Institute not to exceed $500, and one year membership in the Society of Georgia Archivists. Please note that individuals must visit the website separately for applying to the Georgia Archives Institute (Georgia Archives Institute) and pay the application fee. After attending, the recipient will submit a brief article on their experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

 

For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the: soga.wildapricot.org/scholarships/hart

 

Applications for this Scholarship are due March 2.

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International Summer Seminars, UNC-Chapel Hill, Multiple Locations

Join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill in Prague, London, or Dublin and Berlin during summer 2018! Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany and Ireland. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018.

All seminars are 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. Participants generally have evenings and weekends free to explore on their own. Click the links below to learn more or visit sils.unc.edu/programs/international

 

Prague Seminar
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. 
May 20 - June 2, 2018

 

Dublin/Berlin Seminar
Our only multi-city seminar focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides ample time for networking and serves as an excellent avenue for career exploration.

May 28 - June 12, 2018

 

London Seminar
This program offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

May 20 - June 2, 2018

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Bloggers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Do you have a blog? Would you like to have one, and wish you could get started? You're in luck - SLIS Admission is looking for bloggers!

The SLIS Admission Office maintains a current student blog titled Student Snippets: The SLIS ExperienceProspective master's students in children's literature and LIS are our target audience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke/Eric Carle updates - essentially everything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS.

Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week. There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. Please note these volunteer positions look great on resumes. It's also an awesome way to get involved at SLIS! 

 If you are interested, please email slisadm@simmons.edu with the following: 
  1. sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. what program you are in (if LIS, what interests/tracks/etc)
  3. which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. when you began your studies
  5. your intended date of graduation.

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Job Opportunity, Student Services Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are currently looking for a student worker to start immediately for the spring 2018 semester (start date negotiable). 

 

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

  • staffing the SSC desk
  • answering student/ faculty questions in person or by telephone
  • filing and organizing paperwork
  • working on multiple projects simultaneously that include spreadsheets and our database
  • helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • There will also be clerical/ administrative work with the Assistant Dean  

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask

 

One can work 15 - 20 hours per week. The job pays $13 per hour. If you are interested or have any questions, please inquire at SSCslis@simmons.edu or by telephone 617.521.2797.

 

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu. Please put "Student Services Center worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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Fellowships, Simmons College, Boston, MA

We are accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Dean's Fellowships through February 15, 2018!
We have five available Dean's Fellowship positions this fall on our Boston campus. Current students are eligible to apply if you will have completed no more than three courses by the start of the fellowship. Please consult the descriptions of the fellowships that interest you to determine if you meet the criteria. 
 
Fall 2018 Fellowships: 
Dean's Fellow for Events & International Program Coordination
Dean's Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Dean's Fellow for Information Technology Support
Dean's Fellow for Social Media and Communications
Dean's Fellow for Media Support
 
Dean's Fellowships consist of a tuition scholarship and a paid assistantship. Fellows are expected to work 20 hrs/wk and each fellowship is a one-year (three semester) appointment, with the strong possibility of renewal for a second year. Renewal is based on satisfactory performance in the fellowship and the master's degree program.
 
Please note: Applicants cannot receive both a merit scholarship and a fellowship. If you receive both, you will be required to select one.
 
To apply, please visit our website for the complete fellowship descriptions, and submit a cover letter and resume to slisadm@simmons.edu by February 15, 2018. If you choose to apply to more than one fellowship, a separate cover letter is required for each position.

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Call for Reporters: NEA, New Haven, CT

The NEA Newsletter is looking for volunteers to serve as session reporters at the 2018 Spring Meeting in New Haven, Connecticut! 

Session reporters will write a summary of their assigned session(s) for publication in the July 2018 issue of the Newsletter. One reporter is needed for each of the 20 concurrent sessions to take place in five blocks on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.

 

Sessions will be assigned on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Please complete your registration prior to volunteering as a session reporter. Student reporters are welcome - reporting is a great opportunity to engage with the broader NEA community and to get your name out there!

 

The full meeting schedule and description of each concurrent session is available on the NEA website.

Reports should be between 350-400 words and are due April 9, 2018. You can read past session reports in the January and July issues of the Newsletter on the NEA website.

If you are interested in reporting, or if you have any questions, please contact Betts Coup, Session Reports Editor, at elizabeth.coup@gmail.com.

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Intern, Randstad, Shire Inc., Lexington, MA

Company: Randstad onsite at Shire Inc.

Location: Lexington, MA

Type: 6 + Month Paid Contract

Hours: 32-40 hours/week

Compensation: $22.00 - $26.00/hour

Summary: The R&D Scientific Documentation group is offering a 6 month internship to a detailed oriented graduate to assist the consolidation and management of study records (Good Laboratory Practices and Good Clinical Practices) to a third party archive vendor. Efforts will focus on chain of custody (provenance) documentation, inventory management data entry, record retention scheduling and dispositions, as well as research in inventory management system to support regulatory filings.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving Program

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Customer service experience, is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle and financial systems is preferred
  • Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience
  • Enrolled in a Master's degree program for data archiving

Daily Functions Include:

  • Interacting with third vendors (Contract Research Organizations (CRO)) to confirm study information
  • Guide the detailing of record disposition centralize archive or discard
  • Locating and index study information for NCD requests and submission
  • Supporting the logistics to centralize off site material to Shire preferred vendors
  • Data entry in the Preclinical Information Management system (PIMS) to: updating and clean up for legacy study information and archive location, updating vendor relationships and information

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad.

EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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Volunteer Opportunity, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Volunteer Opportunity at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, March 5th-9th

Project Title: Preservation Week: Papers of John F. Kennedy: Condolence Mail

Project Description: The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination combined with the opening of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers and the recent publication of popular books using condolence mail has generated more interest in the Condolence Mail Collection over the past few years. The collection was originally processed using a particular "sampling" method that led to a confusing arrangement schema, and upon survey, the collection includes many boxes still containing loose and unorganized material. The established categories made it difficult to find material within the collection. In speaking with Reference staff, the majority of questions relating to this collection are remote and typically involve the search for a letter written by a specific individual, which in the collection's current state is almost impossible to locate. Since the collection's original order was lost years ago during the sampling process, Processing staff have decided to reorganize the mostly unprocessed collection alphabetically by correspondent. Work has already started as part of the Library's "Preservation Week" program and to date we have completed alphabetization, arrangement, basic preservation, final foldering and rehousing of approximately 101 cubic feet of material. We are seeking additional interns to work on this project to help complete the preservation and reorganization of this important and historically valuable collection to make it more accessible to researchers.

Preferred Skills: Understanding of archival arrangement, knowledge of basic preservation techniques, attention to detail, and an understanding of archive researcher needs.

Dates: This Preservation Week will take place Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th. Volunteering for the full week is preferred, but a minimum of 2 days will be considered. 

How To Apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this project and your availability to jennifer.marciello@nara.gov by February 21st.

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Summer Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Education & Interpretation

The position of Education & Interpretation Intern specializes in facilitating innovative, informal learning opportunities for museum visitors of all ages at NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of educational activities and/or materials to promote formal and informal learning for the Nantucket Historical Association's Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other public and special programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA's Department of Visitor Experience as needed.

  • Education & Interpretation Programs: Each intern will be trained to facilitate hands-on educational activities, demonstrations, tours and family-oriented activities for visitors. These include Discovery Room children's programs, held in a dedicated space for inter-generational learning inside the Whaling Museum, as well as all-ages artifact stations and activities in galleries and at NHA historic sites. He/she will also facilitate public or special programs with colleagues in the department as needed.
  • Individual Project: During the course of the internship, each intern will be required to complete an individual project, from conception to final product, which will be used to enhance the NHA's educational offerings to the public. Projects are assigned to interns by supervisors based on the needs of the institution and the skills of the individual. The final project will result in valuable professional growth and portfolio content for interns and meaningful additions to the NHA's body of knowledge and educational offerings.

Public Programs

The position of Public Programs Intern at the Nantucket Historical Association specializes in assisting with public programs and special initiatives for museum visitors of all ages at various NHA historic sites and the flagship Whaling Museum. The intern will participate in the production and execution of various public and special programs throughout the NHA summer season- including evening lectures, concerts, family events, rooftop gatherings - for the Nantucket Historical Association's Department of Visitor Experience. This involves working with a wide array of NHA visitors (museum members and program participants of all ages) in varied capacities. In addition, the intern will work closely with other museum staff and assist with other programs and the overall daily operations of the NHA's Department of Visitor Experience as needed.

Public Programs:

  • Each intern will be trained to plan and facilitate a broad assortment of public programs throughout the NHA portfolio- including lectures, concerts, family events - expanding and bolstering his/her experience in museum programming and public service. He/she will also help to facilitate an all-ages artifact station and activities throughout the Whaling Museum and historic sites as needed.
  • Individual Project: During the course of the internship, each intern will be required to complete an individual project. Projects are assigned to interns by supervisors based on the needs of the institution and the skills of the individual. The final project will result in valuable professional growth and portfolio content for interns and meaningful additions to the NHA's body of knowledge and organizational offerings.

The Internship Program The Nantucket Historical Association's summer internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment. The internship is a full-time position that begins on June 4, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. Interns will concentrate their work in one of the following areas: Education or Public Programs. 

Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Love of working with the public
  • Degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, or a related field (Graduate students strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply.)
  • Demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, and history
  • Strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills
  • Familiarity with multimedia software a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude

Compensation: $1,500 stipend and housing

Applications due by March 5, 2018. For more specific information on the internships, please visit our website at www.NHA.org.

Please send a letter of interest, clearly identifying area of work interest, résumé, and a list of three references to: Rebecca Miller Assistant to the Executive Director Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554 rmiller@nha.org 

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Intern, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA

www.hms.harvard.edu

https://jbcc.harvard.edu/

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

Setting

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

   

Qualifications

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

 

Specific Duties

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

 

Potential Tasks

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

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

 

Requirements

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator.

 

Perks

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

 

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

 

There is a potential for this internship to be paid.

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Roselani Media Preservation Intern, 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive, Kapolei, HI

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Roselani Media Preservation Internship at 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive!

The student selected as the 2018 Roselani Intern must be committed to the preservation of our media history and enrolled in a moving image or archival academic program. Working side-by-side with experienced archivists, the intern will gain practical experience in a moving image archive.

The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Application Form and Instructions may be downloaded here.

Key dates:
February 1 - April 1: Applications accepted
April 15: Selection made
May - September: Internship takes place over 6-8 consecutive weeks (200 hours)

Interested in what a Roselani Media Preservation Internship is like? Meet some of our former interns:

2017 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2017/09/06/introducing-our-2017-roselani-intern/

2016 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2016/08/15/introducing-our-2016-roselani-intern/

2015 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2015/09/08/roselani-intern/

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Library Intern, Esri, Redlands, CA

www.esri.com

The Esri Library utilizes Koha, an Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). We are interested in hiring an intern who would like to learn the ins and outs of this system and who enjoys cataloging. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is familiar with electronic resources and who can assist us with our virtual library (GIS Bibliography). The main projects for the summer will be as follows:

Organize and Catalog Library Archival Material:

Archiving is a continuous task, as valuable items are donated and cataloged and become part of the "corporate intelligence". With guidance from library staff, identify, evaluate, catalog and archive historical ESRI material. There still is a significant backlog waiting to be cataloged. The intern would keep statistics on the amount of items cataloged, and confer with the librarians about improving the process wherever possible.

ESRI GIS Bibliography:

Work closely with library staff to learn about structure of the database (GIS bibliography), the types of material to be included, and how to catalog the information and troubleshoot and report problems.

  • Enter citations and abstracts into database, including original key wording.
  • Find out who holds the copyright for significant papers.
  • Negotiate with copyright holders for reproduction permissions.
  • Perform database testing and correct errors.
  • Review all existing map catalog records, changing and updating as needed
  • Learn about GIS and how GIS is important in map librarianship

 Conduct Library Operations:

  • Circulation - check materials in, send overdue notices and assist employees with using self-checkout computer.
  • Shelf management - shelve materials, process incoming materials.
  • Cataloging and indexing-under general supervision make fairly complex cataloging decisions about assigning appropriate subjects and keywords.
  • Reference-answer basic questions from the users about the collection
  • Work on current controlled vocabulary project. Assist in researching and adding key words to database to build a standard vocabulary reference tool used when adding key words to library catalog and GIS Bibliography.

Learning Objective:

The intern will get first-hand experience working in a small corporate library. Staff is involved in several major projects concurrently, along with performing daily duties to maintain the collection and provide ongoing library services. The intern will learn about map librarianship and the value of understanding GIS. The two additional projects will take the intern into the historical realm of the archives, as well as to the digital world of a virtual library; two sides of the coin faced by most libraries.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled in an MLIS graduate program, or will graduate from an MLIS graduate program in Spring, 2018.
  • Must have completed at least one and preferably two MLS-level cataloging courses. Cataloging/bibliographic skills.
  • Excellent spelling and typing skills.
  • Digital asset management/digital rights management/digital copyright expertise a plus.
  • Desire to work within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Familiarity with concepts of GIS a plus

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Interpretation and Education Intern, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT

Billings Farm & Museum is seeking an Interpretation & Education Intern for the summer of 2018. The intern will work with staff in the Interpretation & Education Department on projects such as designing and evaluating programs for our new Junior Farmer Camp and reinterpreting parts of the site. One of the intern's main projects will involve researching and rethinking content for tours of our 1890 Farm House. The intern will also gain hands-on education skills by helping to develop and lead the Junior Farmer Camp for 2 weeks of their internship. Additional projects and duties include leading educational programs for school groups and the public and researching and suggesting new programming initiatives. Internship includes on-site housing and a $2000 stipend. For a full job description, visit https://billingsfarm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Intern-Description.pdf . Submit resume and cover letter to Christine Scales at cscales@billingsfarm.org by February 16, 2018.

SALARY RANGE: $2000 stipend

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Call for News Items & Photos: NEA Newsletter

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the April 2018 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc).

Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 2/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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Call for Applications: SAA Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

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 more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic

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Call for Participants: SLIS Focus Groups, Simmons College, Boston, MA

SLIS is committed to maintaining a high-quality, relevant program that is grounded in foundational aspects of the field, reflects the needs of the profession, challenges students to engage with and think critically about content, and prepares students for success. In an effort to continually improve our program, SLIS faculty regularly assess the curriculum using a variety of methods. We use data from those assessments to inform changes to the curriculum. Data from several surveys has suggested that student experiences of rigor vary across the SLIS program.

To understand more about how SLIS students define rigor and evaluate and understand their coursework in terms of rigor, we are hosting three focus groups to collect data to inform program improvement with regards to rigor.  These focus groups will be convened by SLIS PhD students and Simmons staff, and, while the results of these focus groups will be shared with the SLIS Assessment Committee, all of the data that emerges from these focus groups will be anonymized and the faculty who analyze this data will not be able to attribute any individual comments to any individual student.

We are particularly interested in students who have completed at least one semester of coursework.

The two in-person focus groups are scheduled to take place on:

  • Monday, February 12th, 2:30-3:30 pm in the DCR
  • Thursday March 22nd, 4:00-5:00 pm in the DCR

*Refreshments will be served

An online focus group will be held on:

  • Monday, February 26th from 2:30-3:30 pm  

We invite your participation in these focus groups and would benefit from your input. You can attend any focus group, regardless of whether you take your classes face-to-face or online.  To aid in our planning, please RSVP to indicate the focus group you plan to attend.

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Call for Volunteers: Simmons Leadership Conference, Boston, MA

This year's theme, Disrupt the Ordinary, centers on the need to change how we think, behave, and do business in an era of accelerating innovation. For a full conference schedule, visit simmons.edu/leadership.

Benefits of volunteering:         
  • Attend the conference sessions when not officially "working."
  • Access to complimentary video-on-demand recordings of most sessions after the conference.
  • Network with corporate sponsors and recruiters from major corporations.
  • Show your support for Simmons College and see the Simmons mission in action.
  • Give back: all proceeds support scholarships for Simmons graduate students. 
 
 
There are two (2) requirements for volunteering:
 
1. Attend one (1) pre-conference training at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center Boston: 
  • Tuesday, March 20 OR Monday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
    • Parking will be validated and dinner provided at these training. 

2. Be available to work one (1) of the following shifts:
  •  Shift A Set-up morning AND conference morning
    • Wed., April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Shift B Set-up afternoon AND conference afternoon

    • Wed., April 4 a 4-hour shift between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Thur., April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Shift C Conference full day
    • Thur., April 5 from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

To register:     

  • Plan accordinglyCancelations and no-shows have a strong negative impact on our operations.
    • Check your calendar for any conflicts. If needed, speak with your professor(s) and/or supervisor to get approval for the time off before you register
    • There are no funds available to pay or reimburse anyone for travel expenses associated with traveling to Boston to volunteer at the conference. 
  • Space is limited. Volunteers will be accepted and shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Manager at AliCorvinoSLC@gmail.com.

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Intern, Museum Studies, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn more about museums and the maritime world. We are seeking a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you've studied in school are translated into public history at one of the nation's leading history museums.

You'll go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums through field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you've learned to a broad public audience. You'll also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus.

This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. A unique onsite housing situation is available.

For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/internships-at-mystic-seaport/.

SALARY RANGE: Stipend for living expenses

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Intern, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Spend a summer on the Connecticut shore immersed in innovative museum programs, exhibition R&D, and visitor studies! Mystic Seaport, the nation's leading maritime museum, recently opened an award-winning dramatic new building with a 5,000-square-foot exhibition hall and adjoining outdoor performance quad. We are seeking graduate-level students with experience working or volunteering in the museum field to join us in exploring the full potential of this new facility.

The Pre-professional Summer Internship, funded by The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, provides participants with the opportunity to apply museum theory while gaining practical and marketable skills, in areas including exhibition research and development, strategic planning, "placemaking"/community building, and audience evaluation.

Interns will work collaboratively with leadership staff and other museum colleagues. Individual goals and organizational objectives will be established collaboratively at the start of the internship. Full-time intern positions will focus on one of three areas: public programs and performances, exhibition development and research, and audience participation and evaluation.

For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.mysticseaport.org/about/internships-at-mystic-seaport/.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: Stipend for living expenses

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Intern, Digital Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University Digital Archives Summer Internship

Internship description

The Johns Hopkins University Archives seeks qualified applicants for the position of Digital Archives intern. The intern will assist JHU's Digital Archivist in various activities related to the Archives' program managing born-digital archives and manuscript collections.

Responsibilities

  • Web archiving (15-20 hours/week): Activities will include studying and learning Archive-It (the Archives' web content harvester), preparing and running test crawls, analyzing reports, adjusting crawl scope, documenting appraisal activities, running real crawls, and performing quality control.
  • Processing born-digital collections (10-15 hours/week): Activities will include ingesting primary source born-digital records into the Library's repository, and arranging and describing files according to archival standards.
  • Assisting with transfers/records analyses/documentation (5-10 hours/week): Activities will include arranging for transfer of university records (in both analog and digital form) from campus offices to archives, accessioning university records, and assisting University Archivist in documenting appraisal decisions about university records.

 

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in Simmons' Graduate School in Library and Information Science
  • Understanding of major archival concepts
  • Familiarity with and expressed interest in concepts related to the management of born-digital archival collections
  • Familiarity with archival description and communication standards, including DACS and EAD
  • Familiarity with archival metadata management tools such as Archivist's Toolkit and ArchivesSpace
  • Excellent research, writing, and communications skills

 

Term of employment

The internship will be a full-time position for five weeks, comprising approximately 187.5 hours (37.5 hours per week).  Start and end dates are flexible provided they fall between June 1 and August 30.

Compensation

The intern will receive a stipend of $4,500. He or she will be responsible for securing lodging in Baltimore.

To apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and any inquiries to Jordon Steele, University Archivist, at jsteele@jhu.edu (no phone calls, please). There is no application deadline, but review of applications will begin in February. For more information about the University Archives, please visit https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-departments/special-collections/university-archives/.

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Archives Interns, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

Archives intern positions, Geneva, Switzerland

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies.

The IFRC is looking to hire two archival studies students or recent graduates for 13 weeks to work as interns on an archival arrangement and description project in its office in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will start on April 23rd (end date July 20th) or April 30th (end date July 27th), 2018.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Appraise (in consultation with supervisor) records in storage to determine which should be transferred to the Archives.
  • Arrange and describe the records, and enter the descriptions into a database.
  • Assess the physical condition of the records and identify those requiring conservation treatment.
  • Re-box and re-file the records.

Qualifications:
  • Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level archival studies programme, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) from a university or equivalent level archival studies programme.
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French.

Remuneration:
  • A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC (75 CHF per day worked).
  • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.

The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018. The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:
http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126

No response will be given to email messages.
The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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Study Abroad Course, SISLT, Ireland & UK

Study Abroad with SISLT in Ireland and the United Kingdom

https://sislt.missouri.edu/2017/12/study-abroad-with-sislt-in-ireland-and-the-united-kingdom/

 

Spend part of next summer making the trip of a lifetime, earning class credit, and learning about libraries and librarianship.

 

This course is designed to help students understand different models of programming that support social justice -- providing people various tools that they need in order to engage with society and live full lives. The term "Social Exclusion" is often used in the U.K. in order to express the idea that people with certain qualities are often excluded from the goods and services that others take for granted. This might mean the elderly, minorities, GLBT people, and others. Libraries today go above and beyond providing books for people. During this study abroad trip , we will visit libraries that have won awards for reaching out to some of these underserved communities. You will participate in programs that will help you understand their programs, informing your future practice of librarianship for social justice, while you learn about the history of the libraries and the countries we visit.

 

Key Information

  • Program dates: July 14 to July 31

  • 3-credit course offering: IS&LT 9410: International Libraries in Context
  • Open to graduate students interested in libraries and librarianship
  • Application deadline: April 1, 2018
  • CAPA The Global Education Network will manage the logistics, safety, etc. for all students enrolled in this study abroad program.

Program Cost: $3695

Program cost includes

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • On-ground travel
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Site visits to national, academic and public libraries
  • Day trips to historic and cultural centers
  • Professional site visits... and more!

Program cost does not include

  • Airfare

  • Entertainment
  • Personal expenses (i.e., souvenirs)

Interested?

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