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Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist, Simmons University (Online), Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2019 or later

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: There are three components to this position:

  1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty
  2. Caption video content
  3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production

JOB TASKS:

  • Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:
  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). Must be able to type around 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

HOURS: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​ A​pply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Events and Communications Assistant, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are seeking one Graduate Assistant to start immediately.

The Graduate Assistant for CSSPP Events and Communications will provide up to 20 hours per week of administrative support across the college for CSSPP. The ideal candidate is engaged and pro-active and will assist with all events and communications. This position will be tasked with developing college-wide standards for events and communications.

This appointment is for the fall 2018 semester only.

Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • event planning;
  • developing newsletters and email campaigns;
  • monitoring registration for events;
  • content updates to the website;
  • marketing and liaising with other offices to promote events;
  • helping with logistics and publicity for department events;
  • coordinating production of office publications: course offering brochures, events flyers, and student guides;
  • updating department social media or websites;
  • assisting with other special projects and duties as requested and according to talents.

Qualifications and considerations include:

  • must be enrolled in a graduate program (at least two courses) at Simmons;
  • must be organized, responsible, independent and friendly;
  • proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Google Apps;
  • ideal candidate will also be familiar with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop) and possess interest/ability to learn new programs as needed;
  • ideal candidate will have flexibility in their schedule and potential to support the late afternoon/evening event.

This position will work up to 20 hours per week.

Please apply via Workday, being sure to attach your résumé, statement of interest, and your work availability/class schedule details. Email Patrick Cunniffe with any questions: patrick.cunniffe@simmons.edu.

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Graduate Assistant, Office of Organizational, Culture, Inclusion and Equity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Title: Graduate Assistant (part time, 8 months)

Hours Per Week: 10-15 hours (occasionally additional hours may be required)

Reports To: National Urban Fellow & Senior Vice President of OCIE

Start/End Date: September 24, 2018--May 31, 2019

Compensation: $20/hour

Simmons University is committed to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, and faculty members. The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity (OCIE) is dedicated to upholding Simmons' mission of providing a transformative and supportive learning environment.

At OCIE, we seek to effect the fundamental cultural and institutional changes necessary to establish and maintain a fully inclusive campus, and to promote ongoing, meaningful, and engaged diversity. In doing this work, we center a broad range of social identities and perspectives including, but not limited to, race, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliations, physical abilities, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and national origin.

We are seeking a graduate student to work with our office as an administrative and research assistant. The administrative responsibilities of this role will be reduced after 1-2 months. As OCIE is a new unit at Simmons University, the graduate assistant will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and execution of our programming.

This graduate assistant will serve several roles within the program:

Research Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide support for the completion of research projects within the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity;
  • Assist staff members with literature review, data entry, and data compilation as required;
  • Assist staff with the preparation of presentations at conferences as needed;
  • Assist with research and conference proposal development.

Administrative Operations & Projects

  • Organize and maintain the workings of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, including but not limited to processing of invoices, expense reports and credit card statements; ordering supplies, record and database maintenance requests and basic bookkeeping;
  • Work on discrete projects, providing project coordination, documentation, and support and other duties as assigned;
  • Coordinate the Senior Vice President's Office events and related programs.

Calendar Coordination & Meeting Planning and Coordination

  • Develop, plan and execute OCIE activities and events including working collaboratively with partners across Simmons College
  • Coordinate both programmatic and individual calendars for the Executive Vice President of OCIE, using judgment to prioritize and commit leadership time for meetings, appointments and travel based on an in-depth understanding of the Office's priorities and needs;
  • Schedule meetings and arrange conference calls for the Office as well as College wide faculty, staff, student meetings;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including location reservations, catering and equipment;
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations;
  • Draft and distribute meeting agendas;
  • Attend meetings and manage meeting minutes as requested by the Executive Vice President.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum two years of research experience
  • Minimum three to five years of professional experience working with culturally diverse populations, such as people of color and the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility; discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Prior experience in higher education administration a plus.

To apply, click here.

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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

The Lesbian Herstory Archives  (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.  We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year as well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.

We believe that internships should be mutually beneficial. The Archives' structure/process combines individual autonomy with group goals and consensus decision-making. We seek to match interns with their interest areas, based on a wide variety of options. However, volunteers (including coordinators) staff the Archives, answer and return phone calls, and do the general work of keeping the Archives functioning on a day-to-day basis, and we expect interns to do the same.

Other ongoing work includes: identifying and assigning items to proper subject files and special collections, reorganizing collections for proper preservation, creating signage or updating collection information and labels, answering research questions received by mail and phone, cataloguing video and audio tapes, book collection maintenance and development, three-dimensional object collection processing and maintenance, research in preparation for exhibits, giving tours of the collections to international and domestic visitors, gardening, carpentry, building maintenance etc. In addition to the above, interns sometimes initiate their own projects. Examples of intern-generated projects have included: organization of the graphics flat files, creation of a guide to the special collections, the creation of an exhibit of butch-femme identity exhibit (shown at LHA and in Greenwich Village storefront windows) and cataloguing and indexing of the Lesbian History edition of Frontiers.

Time Commitment 
Although there is no limit to how long a woman may intern, we ask for a commitment of at least l0 hours per week for no less than eight weeks (or more hours per week for a shorter period of time). In addition, interns are expected to attend coordinator meetings (two hours every third week).

Days and hours of interning are arranged in accordance with the needs of both the intern and LHA. The Archives strives to keep its doors open a maximum number of hours/days a week; interns can arrange schedules for both days and evenings, during the week and on weekends. 

Skills 
Interns should have a personal interest in and commitment to the Archives' mission. Ease in working with a diverse public is an asset. No specific coursework or academic background is required. An interest in Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies, and/or Lesbian/Gay issues is a strength, as is exposure to women's communities and experience in working in a group environment with consensus.

Supervision/Advising 
Archives coordinators include professors, librarians, teachers, writers, community cultural workers, social workers, filmmakers, graduate students, artists, craftswomen, journalists, and translators. An appropriate match between a coordinator and an intern will be established to provide both orientation and ongoing supervision. Interns have direct contact with Archives coordinators and volunteers. Beyond this, interns are expected to be comfortable with working autonomously. Evaluation forms and collaboration with an intern advisor from an academic institution may be arranged.

How To Apply 
An interested intern is advised to send a cover letter describing her familiarity with the Archives, her background, areas of interest and proposed internship period. A phone interview, correspondence or a visit to the Archives is conducted in order to determine whether an internship is of mutual interest. Please note: As The Archives is an all-volunteer run organization- it can neither pay interns nor house them. When possible, LHA volunteers may assist in finding appropriate short-term housing options for interns.

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Records Management Facilitator Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, Honolulu, HI

Posting title: Records Management Facilitator (Honolulu)

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business October 14th, 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. Two interns 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. The start date for this position would be between December 27th-January 5th, 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 a 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, brief cover letter and two to three references 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 October 14th, 2018.

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Intern, Library and Archive Management, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Application for Griffin Museum Internship Program

Library and Archive Management at the Griffin Museum of Photography

The Griffin Museum Internship Program is a rewarding experience for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of both the daily operations involved in running a small library at a highly regarded museum and learning about the art of photography.

 

Aside from the museum gift shop where we display books for purchase, the museum has hundreds of other books that have been collected and donated to us over the years. Our long-term goal is to create a small library space for visitors, students and educators to take advantage of. Innovative thinkers and organizers would be encouraged to apply for an opportunity to propose and execute a plan for our library. The Library and Archive Management Intern would need to keep the audience of the museum in mind when creating a system for our library. How can it be accessible to our public? How can we get students and educators to use our space as a place to learn? In addition, the museum stores the archive of the renowned New England photographer Arthur Griffin. Part of this internship would include archiving Arthur Griffin's photographs and other documents.

 

Interns will be asked to work a minimum of one full day per week. We will work with your academic institution to meet internship requirements for course credits.

 

Please email for more information on deadlines and requirements.

 

If you are willing to make the necessary commitment to this program, please complete the following form and return it to Iaritza Menjivar, Associate Director at iaritza@griffinmuseum.org or mail to our address below.

 

With your application please attach your resume and a recommendation letter written by a work or school professional and a 500 word personal statement.

 

QUESTIONAIRE:

Why are you interested in an internship at the Griffin Museum? 

What has been your previous experience with library studies and/or archiving?

Have you previously worked with an arts institution?

What is your availability?

Name _____________________________________________ Date _______

 

Email ______________________________________________________________

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Supervisor: Judith Currano

Department: Chemistry Library
Email: currano@pobox.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-5886

Availability: One-year long position available immediately

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

Salary: $15/hour

Broad Functions:

This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. A degree in chemistry or a closely-related science discipline is preferred but not required, as this could be an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist to gain knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship.

Specific Duties:

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

Patron Services and Instruction, including

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

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

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

 

Qualifications:

All applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in library/information science. A degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. 

 

Other requirements include:

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

 

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

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

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Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington MA

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

Duties/descriptions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week non-union position at $17.52 per hour.

Closing Date: 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Please apply online at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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Intern, Open Access Publishing Program, American Theological Library Association, Chicago, IL

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks an Open Access Publishing Program Intern to assist with the ATLA Press, ATLA's open access publishing program. ATLA Press is comprised of three components:

  1. open access scholarly books,
  2. association edited open access journals, and
  3. an open access journal hosting service.

The mission of the ATLA Press is to publish or support the publication of quality scholarly works reflecting the intersection of librarianship and the study and teaching of theology and religion. 

This internship will provide an opportunity to a graduate student pursuing a degree in library and information science the opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing workflows, open access advocacy, and open source publishing platforms and supporting technologies.

Reporting to the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager, the Open Access Publishing Program Intern will engage in the following projects and services:

  • Utilizing HTML and CSS, provide dynamic, functional and creative design to ATLA Press's Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Systems (OMP) sites where ATLA Press publishes and hosts its open journals, including Theological Librarianship and Theology Cataloging Bulletin, and open books.
  • Assist with the setup and import of journals and their content into the ATLA Press OJS sites from other OJS installations
  • Assist with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to ATLA Press publications and registration of assigned DOIs with CrossRef
  • Upload archival content for ATLA member edited publications into OJS
  • Collaborate with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and the ATLA Press Coordinating Council to develop resources and professional development programming on scholarly publishing and writing
  • In consultation with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and editors in chief of ATLA Press publications, prepare documentation and resources for use by editorial board members, authors, and readers on usage of the publishing platforms.
  • Support marketing efforts by ATLA Press to solicit article and book proposals as well as market new content to readers
  • Meet weekly with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager
  • Participate in ATLA Press editorial board virtual and in person meetings as needed and as detailed below
  • Other projects as assigned by the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong ability and desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving.
  • Service orientation toward helping others use technology to accomplish their work.
  • Strong written communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a nontechnical audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat Pro for document creation, editing and conversion
  • Competency and confidence working in web based environments
  • Detail oriented work style
  • Proven ability to follow complex directions and complete projects in a timely manner

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in theological and/or religious studies librarianship
  • Familiarity with or experience in the scholarly publication process, particularly within libraries or other scholarly entities
  • Experience using the Public Knowledge Project open source publishing platforms Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP)
  • Interest in and/or awareness about open access and open licensing, including Creative Commons

WORK LOCATION, TRAVEL, AND COMPENSATION

This internship is a 9-month appointment commencing November 1, 2018 and ending July 30, 2018. The Open Access Publishing Program Intern will work remotely; therefore, a stable and consistent internet connection is required for this position.

A small monthly stipend will be paid to the Intern for the duration of the internship. In addition, the Intern will participate in the meetings of the publishing program editorial and advisory boards on January 14-16, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Divinity Library in Nashville, TN and the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. All travel expenses will be paid by ATLA. The Intern will also be expected to present a poster at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference on a project or other learning outcomes of the internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications and interests along with a current resume detailing any relevant experience or coursework to Christine Fruin (cfruin@atla.com). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. Interviews via videoconference will be scheduled the week of October 22, 2018.

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Graduate Assistants, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Office of Residence Life has a NEW open position for the 2018-2019 academic year specifically for Simmons University graduate students and Dix Scholars. This is the second opening for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you have already applied for the position you do not need to reapply, your application will be reviewed again in this process.

This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for our full-time Residence Life Coordinator staff. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing about 350 students and 9 RAs. 

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week. Compensation includes $15 an hour for office hours (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,400. 

Simmons University graduates should wait at least 2 years after undergraduate graduation before applying for a GA position.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.  A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience. Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program. Students must be in good standing with the college. Graduate Assistants may not have more than 20 hours per week combined internship/ practicum and/or part-time employment on or off campus (outside of the Simmons GA position).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description and application. The priority application deadline is Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Selected applicants will proceed to a phone screening and then an on campus interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Call for Participation: CHIIR Doctoral Consortium

PhD students working in the area of human computer interaction (HCI, information seeking behaviour (IB) and information retrieval (IR) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 10 March, 2019, in conjunction with the 4th ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2019) in Glasgow, UK (http://sigir.org/chiir2019/index.html).

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback to  students' on research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students' research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the areas of human computer interaction, information seeking behaviour and information retrieval.

PhD students of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the CHIIR community. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

SUBMISSION

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a 4-page paper (maximum) describing their thesis work and, in particular, provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in HCI, IB and IR

The submitted paper should be discussed with students' respective PhD supervisors before submission. It should adhere to the submission guidelines for the CHIIR conference, available: http://sigir.org/chiir2019/submissions.html

REVIEW PROCESS

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium jury (see below). The review of the reported research in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the CHIIR related research, and whether the work is at a stage where the student can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by 30 November 2018. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster.

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants.

Accepted DC student participants will be encouraged to apply for ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grants to assist with their travel to CHIIR 2019. 

More information about the travel awards is available: http://sigir.org/general-information/travel-grants/

KEY DATES

  • DC paper submission: 21 October, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: TBD
  • Consortium: 10 March, 2019

 

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Ambassador Volunteers, NELA/RILA Conference, Warwick, RI

2018 NELA/RILA Conference - Ambassador Volunteers Needed

**Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, Sept. 14th!**

There is no better way to get involved in NELA and learn the ropes than to volunteer!  There are many ways to volunteer - taking photos of the programs, helping at the registration desk, and even working with the speakers at specific programs.

Volunteer jobs available:

  • Program Helper - assist program speakers in setting up and help with questions
  • Registration Table Helper - check in conference attendees & help with questions
  • Exhibitor Hall Helper - check in exhibitor attendees & help with questions
  • Conference Photographer - take photos of the conference for a shift or two

 

Benefits:
  • Work with really great librarians from all over New England
  • Learn about the fun dynamics & inner workings of a library conference
  • Give back to an organization that you love 


Fill out this form and volunteer for an hour or two or a whole day, if you'd like.  I'll get back to you by October 1 with more information and an assignment.  

Haven't registered for conference yet? What are you waiting for?! You can visit our conference website for more conference details and information and register directly by clicking HERE.

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Interns, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Would you like to see the scholarly literature completely open to everyone in the world?

My name is John Dove and for a dozen years I helped lead the company, Credo Reference, first as CEO, then later as president, and back in the 90s I served as president of Silverplatter. After retiring from Credo Reference in 2014 I took up the mantle of finding a way to accelerate the transition of scholarly publishing away from the subscription model to the Open Access model.

I now have a small consultancy based in Boston and will only take on clients who have as part of their mission the acceleration of the adoption of Open Access. I tell people that I want to see Open Access in my life time and since I'm 71, that means that I'm in a hurry!

You can be a big help in pulling off that objective. I need help from someone with the instincts and skills of a librarian.

  • Knowledgeable of the goals and principles of Open Access and with a hunger to learn more.
  • Having an appreciation for the work of an electronic resources librarian.  [Some of the projects you'll work on will be to detect the lack of discoverability of open content.]
  • You should already know about library discovery tools, linking technologies like link-resolvers, and some awareness of the specialty discovery and recommendation tools.
  • Your friends, family, and teachers all are impressed with your on-line searching skills and your ability to share those skills with others. 
  • Excellent written communication skills. [Drafting or perfecting communications to academics and others about issues related to how they choose to publish and the importance of archiving their works.]
  • Some experience with library reference would be a plus. Curious almost to a fault; well-organized, yet empathy for others who are not. 
  • It's best if you are knowledgeable about the workings of MicroSoft Office products.

This is a paid internship. Some of the work will be on-sight at Impact/Hub, a Co-working Space in downtown Boston. Some of the work will be on your own.  Comp: $15/hour for on-sight work; $12/hour for off-sight projects. 10-20 hours a week from November to June.

If interested in this opportunity send me a brief resume and include in your e-mail an answer to the question of why this particular internship appeals to you. Be sure to make the subject of your e-mail: "Library Internship in Boston focused on Open Access". I won't read any e-mail that doesn't have that in the subject line.

I plan to make a decision on bringing you on as an intern by November 1st, if not sooner.

 

John G. Dove

John.dove@alzora.org

 

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Volunteers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future SLIS students as a SLIS Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, and you can specify how frequently (or infrequently) you would like us to contact you. Please take a look at the opportunities below. As a reward, there will be a raffle at the end of each semester for Simmons swag, and volunteers will be entered each time they participate in an information session, email with a prospect, or blog for a semester.
1. Blog
SLIS Admission is looking for new bloggers for our current student blog, Student Snippets: The SLIS Experience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information for prospective 
master's students in LIS and Children's Literature, regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke, updates- essentially anything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS. Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week or bi-weekly depending on scheduling
There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. 
If you are interested, please email slisadm@simmons.edu with the following:
  1. Sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. What program you are in (what interests/tracks/etc.)
  3. Which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. Your intended date of graduation
2. Information Sessions (Boston campus only)
We welcome you to volunteer for our information sessions in Boston. In an informal conversation, current students and alumni answer questions from prospective students and describe their experiences at SLIS. These events are primarily held on weeknight evenings from 6:00-7:15 PM, with two Saturday daytime events a year. You can volunteer to be part of a panel once, or multiple times.  
3. Email
Occasionally we receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak to a current student or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston, or South Hadley to check out the campuses in person, but still want a sense of our community. Typically, we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer to respond by phone. 
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of these opportunities, please respond to slisadm@simmons.edu with the following information, and we will be in touch:
  • Name
  • State (or country) you are originally form
  • State (or country) in which you currently live
  • Preferred email
  • Preferred phone
  • SLIS graduation month/year (anticipated or actual)
  • Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. archives, children's literature, computer science, academic libraries, etc.)
  • Other interests in the field
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum

 Bridging the Spectrum:

The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice 

Time: Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America                                     

 

The Library and Information community is invited to participate in the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, to be held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, February 8, 2019. The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

 

Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

 

J. Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress, will be the keynote speaker of the Symposium. In addition to presentations, we will have a poster competition and provide an award for the best poster. More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at https://lis.catholic.edu/news-events/symposium/2019/index.html     

 

 

Proposal Submission

The submission system is open at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php and the deadline for submission is September 18, 2018.   

 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Information services in the "fake news" era
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

 

 

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats:

  • Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 
  • Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length.  
  • Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions. A best poster award will be presented at the Symposium.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
  • Symposium: February 8, 2019

 

 

To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/author/submit.php

 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu if you have questions.

 

Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

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Digital Imaging Assistant, Morton R. Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Digital Imaging Assistant-- Temporary Part-time Position--Morton R. Godine Library
 
The Morton R. Godine Library at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks a digital imaging assistant for the Visual Resources Library. Primary responsibilities include creating, editing and cataloging digital images with high quality results from copy images and original materials. 
 
Qualifications: A minimum of one year of experience with digital image photography and production, or educational equivalent. Experience with Photoshop and Google Suite. Applicants should be flexible, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include: experience with ARTstor, JStor Forum, Omeka, and PowerPoint. 
 
Resume review will begin September 12, 2018. This is a temporary, part-time position. 18 hours/week through June 30, 2019.  Starting date ASAP. Open until filled.
 
Salary: $15/hour.
 
Please send cover letter and resume via email to: 
Caitlin Pereira  cpereira@massart.edu
MassArt is an AA/EOE. Members of under-represented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply. 

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Internships, Aperture Foundation, New York City, NY

Aperture Foundation is a multi-platform, non-profit photography organization that publishes photobooks and a quarterly magazine, teaches visual literacy to kids in NYC, and hosts exhibitions, workshops and lectures.

We are currently accepting internship applications for the spring term of our Work Scholar Program, which will begin in January 2019. We have recently adapted our program to be part-time, three days per week. We host interns across all of our departments, including the Library Department.

The Library and Digital Archive work scholar assists in organization and circulation activities for Aperture Foundation's in-house Library and also supports digital archives projects related to the development of file hierarchy systems and information structures.

View a short video about the program here.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018. To learn more about the other positions available and application requirements for each department, click here.

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Archival Intern, Research Associate, Defense Forensic Science Center, Forest Park, GA

​The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) is seeking candidates for an archival intern.

We would like to have archival interns present throughout the school year and with no particular start or stop date. Because we are able to continuously accept students into the program, we do not have a hard deadline for applications. Students are able to work part time so that they can take advantage of the internship opportunities while still taking classes or devote full time to the work.

The salary range is $2000-3000 for full time (40 hr/week) interns, depending on the number of completed credit hours, GPA, and whether the applicant has previous research experience. This amount will be prorated for the students that do not work full time.

To Apply:

Email a copy of your resume/CV and unofficial transcript to the address below. After a pre-selection interview, you may be directed to apply online at the Army Educational Outreach Program (www.aeop.com) website. Proof of U.S. citizenship (i.e. copy of passport, birth certificate, or naturalization document) will be required at a later time. Thank you for your interest!

Email: gillem.DFSC.EOP@mail.mil

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Digital Asset Intern, National Fire Protection Association Research Library & Archives, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Intern 

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

 

The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

 

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.

 

The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository, and applying pertinent metadata.

 

The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public. 

The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

 

The position pays $15.00/hour for a total of 250 hours, which breaks down to about 20 hours/week for 13 weeks. The exact hours of this position can be negotiated.

 

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please submit your resume and cover letter to Katelyn Enman-Salotto at kenman-salotto@nfpa.org  

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Project Archivist Intern, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, MA

Internship Title: Project Archivist Internship - Melvin Maynard Johnson Records

Institution/Organization Name: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Internship Location (City, State, Province, Country): 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-5703

Years of experience required: 0-1

Compensation: This paid internship ($15 per hour, no other benefits will accrue or be paid) is generously sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Internship Description:  Under the direction of the Museum's Archivist, the Project Intern will be responsible for the processing, arrangement, and description of the Melvin Maynard Johnson Records, following professional standards. This is a paid internship and is not eligible for benefits. The Project Intern will create an index to the collection in MS Access and a finding aid according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). The Project Intern will digitize archival material and record technical, item, and structural metadata as necessary. Other duties may be included as needed.

The Museum and Library hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The intern will be expected to commit to 230 hours of work, which will be completed part-time over an extended period. Internship dates and hours are flexible to accommodate the Project Intern's possible course load and schedule.

Position Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to lift archival boxes up to 40 lbs.

Collection Description:

57 record storage containers (approximately 80 linear feet)

Melvin Maynard Johnson Biography:

Melvin Maynard Johnson (1871-1957) was a prominent and influential Freemason, lawyer, and academic. Johnson was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Byron B. Johnson, the first mayor of the city of Waltham, and Louisa H. Johnson. Johnson attended Waltham public schools and graduated from Tufts College in 1892. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law (BUSL) in 1895. In 1910, Johnson's successful defense of murder suspect Hattie LeBlanc propelled him into the national spotlight and earned him fame as an attorney. Johnson returned to BUSL as a professor in 1918 and was appointed the Dean of the School in 1935. Johnson held this position until his retirement from Boston University in 1942.

Johnson was raised a Master Mason in Monitor Lodge (Waltham) in 1892. He served as the Lodge's Worshipful Master from 1902 to 1903. Among his numerous positions and contributions to the fraternity, Johnson served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1913 to 1916. He served as the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's first full-time Sovereign Grand Commander, a position he held from 1933 until 1953. Johnson led the Scottish Rite through both the Great Depression and World War II and established the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation. One of Johnson's great interests was mental health, and he helped to create and lead the Scottish Rite's Schizophrenia Research Program, one of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's central charities for decades. In addition to these accomplishments, Johnson was a historian of early American Freemasonry and the author of several books on the topic, including Freemasonry in America Prior to 1750 (1917) and The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America (1924).

Johnson was the husband of Ina Delphine Freeman and the father of Dorothy Adams and Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr., a noted American designer of firearms, lawyer, and US Marine Corps officer. A longtime resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957.

About the Museum & Library: Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the "historical society" of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. As a department within the Museum, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. The collection of the Library & Archives comprises over 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials related to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this internship please send a resume and a letter describing your interest to: John Coelho, Archivist, jcoelho@srmml.org or to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421.

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Library Public Services Intern, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: 5 internships available beginning immediately

Pay: $15.00/hour

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

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday 4:00-9:00
  • Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm
  • Sunday 4:00-9:00 pm

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

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

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


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

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


Additional Details: 

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

DaVonne Armstrong
davonne@upenn.edu
Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

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

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Oxford Education Research Symposia

Oxford Education Research Symposia - December 2018 at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK

We are pleased to invite you to the December 2018 Oxford Education Research Symposia at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK Oxford.

On 3 and 4 December we will focus on the topics of finance, law, and economics of education and on 5, 6 & 7 December we will focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. The breadth of the sessions covers early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education.
 
Abstract submission - 10 November
Early registration - 1 October
Regular registration - 12 November
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information.
  • Please direct inquiries to conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.comor conference@journalofeducationfinance.com

We hope to see you in Oxford!

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Internships, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.  

 

Please read the Requirements & Application Instructions very carefully.

What We're Offering
  • Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.
  • Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
  • Interns will also receive the opportunity for workshops and classes outside of LHA
  • Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

Requirements

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Interns must have experience or skills related to data management, cataloging, archival processing, art handling , graphic design
  • Intern must have basic administrative skills and ability to adapt quickly to new technology 
  • Intern must be skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other spreadsheet, document management apps 

 COLLECTION AREAS

  • Banners
  • Biogrpahical Files  
  • Buttons
  • Graphics & Art
  • Organization & Geographic Files
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Zines)
  • Programming & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Online Catalog
  • Photography
  • Subject Files

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net

You must include The Collection Area in which you wish to work in the subject lineOnly documents attached as a PDF will be accepted. LHA cannot provide housing for interns. Please, no phone calls.

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Project Archivist Intern, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, MA

Internship Title: Project Archivist Internship - Melvin Maynard Johnson Records

Institution/Organization Name: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Internship Location (City, State, Province, Country): 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421-5703

Years of experience required: 0-1

Compensation: This paid internship ($15 per hour, no other benefits will accrue or be paid) is generously sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Internship Description:  Under the direction of the Museum's Archivist, the Project Intern will be responsible for the processing, arrangement, and description of the Melvin Maynard Johnson Records, following professional standards. This is a paid internship and is not eligible for benefits. The Project Intern will create an index to the collection in MS Access and a finding aid according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). The Project Intern will digitize archival material and record technical, item, and structural metadata as necessary. Other duties may be included as needed.

The Museum and Library hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The intern will be expected to commit to 230 hours of work, which will be completed part-time over an extended period. Internship dates and hours are flexible to accommodate the Project Intern's possible course load and schedule.

Position Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing or interested in undergraduate or graduate education in library science, archival management, history, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive feedback
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to lift archival boxes up to 40 lbs.

Collection Description:

57 record storage containers (approximately 80 linear feet)

Melvin Maynard Johnson Biography:

Melvin Maynard Johnson (1871-1957) was a prominent and influential Freemason, lawyer, and academic. Johnson was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Byron B. Johnson, the first mayor of the city of Waltham, and Louisa H. Johnson. Johnson attended Waltham public schools and graduated from Tufts College in 1892. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law (BUSL) in 1895. In 1910, Johnson's successful defense of murder suspect Hattie LeBlanc propelled him into the national spotlight and earned him fame as an attorney. Johnson returned to BUSL as a professor in 1918 and was appointed the Dean of the School in 1935. Johnson held this position until his retirement from Boston University in 1942.

Johnson was raised a Master Mason in Monitor Lodge (Waltham) in 1892. He served as the Lodge's Worshipful Master from 1902 to 1903. Among his numerous positions and contributions to the fraternity, Johnson served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1913 to 1916. He served as the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's first full-time Sovereign Grand Commander, a position he held from 1933 until 1953. Johnson led the Scottish Rite through both the Great Depression and World War II and established the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation. One of Johnson's great interests was mental health, and he helped to create and lead the Scottish Rite's Schizophrenia Research Program, one of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's central charities for decades. In addition to these accomplishments, Johnson was a historian of early American Freemasonry and the author of several books on the topic, including Freemasonry in America Prior to 1750 (1917) and The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America (1924).

Johnson was the husband of Ina Delphine Freeman and the father of Dorothy Adams and Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr., a noted American designer of firearms, lawyer, and US Marine Corps officer. A longtime resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, Johnson died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1957.

About the Museum & Library: Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the "historical society" of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. As a department within the Museum, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. The collection of the Library & Archives comprises over 60,000 books, 1,600 serial titles and 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials related to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this internship please send a resume and a letter describing your interest to: John Coelho, Archivist, jcoelho@srmml.org or to Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421.

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LIS Study Abroad in Northern Ireland and Ireland Summer 2019

A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ON Information and Cultural Conflict In IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND

DATES

June 17 - July 9, 2019

UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DEADLINE

December 1, 2018

PRICE

$4,999 including university tuition and fees for 4- 6 credit hours

APPLICATION

For an application, contact:

HEIDI BRETZ

Assistant Director, Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

h_bretz@uncg.edu

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Group airport pick-up and drop-off at Dublin Airport
  • On-site orientation
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing in university apartments (Belfast and Galway) and hostels (Dublin)
  • Excursions to Giant's Causeway, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Malahide, and more!
  • Guided tours and entrance fees
  • Health insurance

What's not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Passport
  • Individual transportation outside program activities
  • Most meals

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE ON INFORMATION IN CULTURAL CONFLICT

University of North Carolina, Greensboro course taught by:

LISA O'CONNOR

Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies

For more information contact: lgoconno@uncg.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, GREENSBORO

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FIRST SYMPOSIUM ON RDA IN LATIN AMERICA

Challenges of implementing the new rda Toolkit in libraries in Latin America

Currently in preparation rda a new version of the Toolkit, developed within the project "rda Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project", also known as the 3R Project. Without any doubt, the characteristics of this new tool and modifying the content of RDA (Resource Description and Access), due to the incorporation of ifla-LRM model (Library Reference Model) in this standard cataloging, will have an impact on understanding , use and application of rda in libraries globally, including those in Latin America and the Caribbean. Therefore, the National Library of Mexico, under guard of the Institute of Bibliographical Research of UNAM and the Institute of Library Research and Information and the Directorate General of Libraries of the UNAM, considered important the organization and implementation of " first Symposium on rda in Latin America. "

Objective
Bringing together those involved in professional practice, education and research on the standard of rda cataloging (Resource Description and Access) in order to meet and prepare for the changes ahead and exchange experiences on rda, as well as review and discuss the next topics: 

  • Challenges rda application libraries in Latin America
  • Features new rda Toolkit
  • properties model ifla-LRM (Library Reference Model)
  • linked in cataloging data and catalogs
  • Development of catalogs of authority
  • metadata schemas for recording different information resources
  • Alternatives in coding and cataloging data management
  • The bibframe model and the Semantic Web
  • Future cataloger Profile 


Bases
They may participate as speakers all aq! uellos researchers, teachers and librarians in professional practice in Mexico and Latin America interested in the topics of "First Symposium on rda in Latin America", who must submit a summary of the proposal in his speech.

Among the requirements for submission of proposals include: 

  1. That the paper has not been published previously nor be considered for another discussion.
  2. The text must be sent in .pdf or .docx file format, including a maximum of 500 words.
  3. Proposals must contain, in Arial font size 12 and spacing 1.5, the following data:
  • title author's full name (s)
  • secondment institution / country
  • subject area
  • email
  • curricular review of the author (s) on one page.

4. Proposals must be sent to the e coloquiorda@unam.mx or bnmex@unam.mx , no later than August 31, 2018. 

Proposals for papers will be reviewed by an Evaluation Committee and communication to authors on acceptance or rejection of their proposals will be made from September 17, 2018. 

All authors whose works have been selected will send the full text later than 31 October 2018. 

Headquarters 
The colloquium will be held from 14 to 16 November at the National Library of Mexico. Centro Cultural Universitario, Coyoacán, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, Cd. Mx.

 

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International Symposium: Information and Indigenous Communities

International Symposium on INFORMATION AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: 
"THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ON native cultures"

(UNAM Program DGAPA PAPIIT - IG400417)  

September 26-28, 2018

Venue: Auditorium "Mario de la Cueva" 
Humanities Tower II, 14th floor Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City


For more information, click here.

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Fall/Winter Internships, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The highly competitive Nantucket Historical Association's fall/winter 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 September 17, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks.

Starting date is flexible. Interns concentrate their work in the following areas: interpretation at the museum and historic sites, education and public programs. He/she should have a love of working with the public and a degree or expected degree in American history and culture, education, humanities, museum studies, museum education, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Graduate students are strongly preferred, although enrolled college students are welcome to apply. He/she should have demonstrated interest in museum programs, production, education, history and/or marketing; strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; familiarity with multimedia software a plus; and the ability to work both independently and in groups.

A $2,500 stipend and housing will be offered.

For more information on the NHA and the island of Nantucket, please visit our website at www.nha.org.

Applications are due by September 6, 2018.

Please send a letter of interest and a list of three references to rmiller@nha.org or: Rebecca Miller Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Inter-Library Loan Intern, Public Services, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a cooperative effort among libraries to share materials and articles so patrons are able to get their hands on materials not owned by their hometown library. It allows us to borrow items from libraries located elsewhere in Massachusetts (using Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)) or elsewhere in the country (using First Search/World Cat). Last year we borrowed and received over 6,000 items through our ILL services!

 

We are seeking a motivated intern to assist our Public Services Department with our active Inter-library loan program. The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting staff members with data entry, statistical tracking, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

 

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students pursuing a graduate degree in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic student able to balance work and studies.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $11.28 hourly

Qualifications: Applicant should possess strong organizational skills (including basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal), be comfortable with technology and have the ability to lift (up to 20 lbs), push loaded book trucks and package materials to be mailed. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 17, 2018.

 

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

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Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Island was the capital of the American whaling industry − a cultural legacy that still haunts every corner of this "elbow of sand" thirty miles out to sea. A National Historic Landmark, Nantucket is home to pristine beaches, a collection of over 800 pre-Civil War buildings, and a cobblestoned Main Street that has been celebrated by the American Planning Association as "One of the Ten Greatest Streets in the Country."

The Internship Program The Nantucket Historical Association's fall/winter 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 September 17, 2018, and lasts between ten and twelve weeks. Starting date is flexible.

Interns concentrate their work in the following areas:

  • Interpretation at the Museum and Historic Sites
  • Education
  • 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: $2,500 stipend and housing 

Applications due by September 6, 2018.

For more specific information on the internships, please visit our website at www.NHA.org.

Please send a letter of interest and a list of three references to rmiller@nha.org or: Rebecca Miller Board Liaison & Director of Administrative Services Nantucket Historical Association PO Box 1016 Nantucket, MA 02554

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Call for Study Participants: EBSCO UX Tests

Undergrad & Graduate Students

Do you conduct research in your field? We want to hear from you!

EBSCO is partnering with Simmons UX lab to learn about how you conduct RESEARCH! Participate and earn $100.00 Amazon gift card Interested?

To sign up by Aug. 17th, go to: https://airtable.com/shrUXAxgj7SJ7VSyZ

Or contact: Kristen karakelian@ebsco.com

EBSCO is working to create an innovative research platform that aims to deliver better content with intuitive interfaces and improved user experience. The search results block is the most critical part of the research workflow/journey. The search results page serves as an end-point of information hunting and illuminating the path towards digestible results. 
 
EBSCO's User Experience team will be conducting in-person moderated usability sessions, at Simmons UX lab on August 28th and 29th. We are looking for user feedback on the new search results block designs. Our moderator will guide you through the session. This session will be about 30 minutes. During the session, you will be provided with designs and you will be asked to review them and complete tasks and questions we have for you. There are no right or wrong answers. Your honest feedback would be most valuable. 
 
Here's what participation would mean for you:
  • 30 min. in person moderated usability session to take place at Simmons College UX lab.
  • Evaluate the usability of the search results block - content hierarchy, navigation, effectiveness, ease of use, satisfaction
  • Identify which part of the design works for users and what fails
  • Understand user needs and preferences - what brings happiness
  • Determine what changes are needed to improve the usability of the search results block
  • You will receive $100.00 Amazon gift card for your time and participation.
 

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XXXVI Symposium: Librarianship and Information Research

The Institute of Library Research and Information

XXXVI Symposium Librarianship and Information Research

TOWARDS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OF AMERICAN IBERO AND SCIENCES LIBRARY SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION

3, 4 and 5 October 2018  

COORDINATOR: 
• Dr. Miguel Angel Rendón Rojas

SCIENTIFIC COMITTEE: 
• Dra. Brenda Cabral Vargas. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jenny Teresita Guerra González. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dra. Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dra. Perla Olivia Rod! Riguez Reséndiz. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jonathan Hernández Pérez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Cesar Augusto Ramírez Velázquez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Hector Alejandro Ramos Chavez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Jaime Rios Ortega.
 Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr. Egbert John Sanchez Vanderkast. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM 
• Dr.
 Juan Voutssás Marquez. Researcher, IIBI-UNAM

OBJECTIVES: 
Provide an academic forum for international projection in which to make themselves known, analyze and discuss results, problems or lines of research scientists of information to our Ibero-American region have worked and reflect an original contribution to the development of librarianship thought and Documentary Information science.

JUSTIFICATION: 
Despite the advent of so -called "knowledge societies" worldwide, it is impossible not to observe an inequality in the division established in the construction and use of knowledge: a minority of North and marked British influence using the language English as a medium of communication, are those who construct knowledge; and the vast majority south, or do not belong to the cultural elite, are consumers or in the best case, only become followers of the research marked by preponderant scientists and to validate their results, They feel the need to publish in "recognized journals" and finally they belong to the dominant circle. The situation occurs in the documentary informative level, where often the positivist approach, instrumentalist therefore marked by the Information Science of Anglo - Saxon origin, demand efficiency, effectiveness and regularity in the organization and information retrieval model that is emulated by many researchers in our region.

However, we must recognize that not all Latin American scientists are breeding or simply apply the pragmatist-utilitarian model in Library and Information Science Documentary.

Just as it is easy to find contributions of scientists, artists and thinkers in the Ibero - American art, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, there are also original approaches and results in this area that studies the documentary information process. Even when it departs from a positivist approach, it is possible to provide an interpretation, a deepening relationship with other knowledge were seen in its original version.

That is why we decided to call Latin American students of this area of knowledge to present their research containing ideas or new results and let go forming an "Ibero-American School of Library Science documentary information", not in the sense of constitute a single thought and even with which everyone can agree, nor with the meaning it is valid only in and for the region; but with the intention of identifying a body of knowledge developed by Ibero - American thinkers and is recognized internationally.

PLACE AND DATES: 
Institute of Library Research and Information. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Cd. Mx. 3, 4 and 5 October 2018.

ADDRESSED TO: 
Professors, researchers, graduate students in the area of Library and Information Science Documentary.

TOPICS: 
Librarianship education. Epistemology and Foundations of Science documentary information. History of Library and Information Studies. Information, Knowledge and Society. Reading. Metry of information and scientific knowledge. Multi inter, intra and transdisciplina. Archival, Library Science, Information Science, Documentation, Information Management, Museology. Organization of Information and Knowledge. Services and Information Resources. Information Technology and Knowledge. Information users.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: 
Those interested in presenting papers at the symposium should send their proposal (summary) no later than August 17, 2018.

Proposals will be evaluated in a double blind by a Scientific Committee.

Notification of acceptance will forward the project manager via e-mail, September 7, 2018.

Proposals should be sent in Word file as an attachment to email: viridiana@iibi.unam.mx according to the information requested in each category:

Requirements for Papers:

  • Title
  • Name of the author or authors
  • Institution
  • country
  • Contact details (address, email and phone)
  • Abstract (maximum 400 words) containing:
    • Objectives / hypothesis / methodology
    • Content
    • results
    • conclusions
    • Chicago style bibliography
    • Curricular biographical sketch of the author of the text
    • Documents should be sent in Word, Arial type in a score 12 and line spacing 1.5. Between paragraphs should be 1 space.
    • Leaf margins: Top and Bottom: 2.5 cm. Left and Right: 3 cm.

Important dates 
• Deadline for paper proposals: AUGUST 17, 2018 
• Notification of selected abstracts: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 
• Delivery of the full text: SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-03

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 September 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the winter/spring. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight August 19, 2018 (timestamp).  To apply, please send in the following documents:

a      Completed Intern Application Form

b      Unofficial College Transcript

c      Letter of Recommendation

d      Cover Letter

e      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.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

 

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript, letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

 

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___  ___________________

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in "summer"): ___________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Period of Internship:

  • Spring (December 15-May 15)           ☐
  • Summer (May 15-August 15)             ☐
  • Fall (August 15-December 15)            ☐

 

Structure of Internship:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week)             ☐
  • Full-time (32 hours per week)             ☐
  • Part-time (16 hours per week)           ☐

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Graduate Student Intern, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Registrar's Office is seeking a graduate student intern to help through the remainder of the calendar year.
Responsibilities will include: data entry, proofing names, checking lists, answering phones, processing paperwork, and assisting full-time staff with projects and clerical work as needed.
Tasks will vary from day to day.
The candidate must be very adaptable, enjoy working with people, have the ability to prioritize, be a self-starter, and be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. The candidate will be trained on the College database upon hire, and should be comfortable with technology.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, detailing relevant experience, to sadie.hannula@simmons.edu with the word "intern" in the subject line. 
Letters must be received by next Friday, August 17th.
Projected start date is the first week of September.

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APALA Mentoring Program

Are you a library school student or early career librarian looking for mentorship? Are you a librarian interested in mentoring new librarians or library students? Then consider Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)!

 

On behalf of APALA, we would like to invite you to be part of the 2018-2019 Mentoring Program as a Mentor or a Protégé. The APALA Mentoring Program seeks to provide professional and personal development, inspiration, and encouragement through a supportive mentoring relationship.

 

The program helps new, future and mid-career librarians by providing coaching and guidance in their careers. Mentoring builds relationships between future librarians and professionals to enhance communication and leadership in APALA, ALA, and other library associations. 

  • Protégés are librarians with no more than 5 years professional experience or library school students. Protégés must be or agree to become APALA members. (two categories: early career and mid-career)
  • Mentors are APALA members who possess at least 5 years professional experience and are active in professional library associations.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/mentoring-program/. The application deadline is August 17, 2018.

About APALA
Founded in 1980, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was organized and founded by librarians of diverse Asian and Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian Pacific American communities.

The purpose of APALA is:

  • To provide a forum for discussing problems of APA librarians and allies.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas by APA librarians with other librarians.
  • To support and encourage library services to APA communities and allies.
  • To recruit and mentor APA librarians and allies in the library/information science professions.
  • To seek funding for scholarships in library and information science masters programs for APAs.
  • To provide a vehicle whereby APA librarians and allies can cooperate with other associations and organizations having similar or allied interests.

For more about APALA visit www.apalaweb.org.

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Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Intern, Youth Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Date of Notice: 8/6/2018                                             

 

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the fall semester to assist in active Children's Room. Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of youth library services including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the library organized, and assisting children and families with circulation and readers advisory. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our large and creative youth services staff!

 

Our Youth Service Department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts and we deliver a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton community, with 35,031 children's program attendees in FY2017. We just launched a new teen and tween space this summer and we are in the early stages of re-imagining our Children's Room to meet needs of the community for generations to come!

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, willing to assist with programming, and ambitious.

 

Hours: Flexible schedule; up to 19 hours per week. Morning hours (for storytime coverage!) preferred and some Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Compensation: $11.28 hourly

 

Qualifications: Enrolled in a library science graduate program is preferred, enjoy working with children and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 17, 2018.

 

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

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Internships, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

General Information:
The Penn Libraries offer a number of internships in several areas. These internships provide graduate students in library science with the opportunity to gain on-the-job library training and experience in a large research university environment.
 
Qualifications vary by internship, but the one requirement for all interns is:
you must be a current student in a library/information science program or related discipline.
Typically, our internships offer a pay rate of $15/hour, and we ask for a 15-20 hour per week commitment for one year.
Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Martin at martinev@upenn.edu or (215) 898-8109.
Below is a list of current internship opportunities.

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Communications Intern, Malden Reads, Malden Public Library, Malden, MA

Position Overview:  Communications Intern

 

Become part of a community-reading program and meet leading authors, librarians, and community leaders! Malden Reads: One City, One Book is seeking an intern - or multiple interns - to assist with the following: 

  • Promotional materials development of program and event flyers, as well as creating a weekly email newsletter
  • Media and community outreach, including creating press releases and conducting outreach via email to program partners
  • Social media communications management for multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Interns will work closely with the co-facilitators of the program, get involved in planning topics, messages, and writing.

 

Work Schedule and Flexibility

The Malden Reads event season typically runs from February to May, during which there are several events in a given week. While some of the work listed above can be done in advance, during the event season, more needs to be done.

 

The work schedule is flexible and at least 90% can be conducted remotely. During the event season, five to seven hours per week would be considered average, with fewer hours for the rest of the year.

 

The steering committee holds planning meetings twice each month in the fall/winter; attendance is optional. Attendance at some events would be helpful, but again optional.

 

Benefits

In addition to meeting top authors and librarians, as well as community leaders, we will be happy to provide recommendation letters and references. In addition, most of the work can be conducted remotely. Interns will also have a significant portfolio of work to show prospective employers. And, it's a great opportunity to make a substantial difference in a community.

 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and brief cover letter of why you would be a good fit for one of the intern positions; please send via email to maldenreads@gmail.com. Questions may be directed to Jodie Zalk, co-facilitator of the program, at 781-608-6938.

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Student Production Specialist, Simmons College, Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are three components to this position:

  1. Simmons Moodle production
  2. Research and test new technology and its application for education
  3. Assistance with course design activities including some video production

Job Tasks: Simmons Moodle Production [Approximately 70% of time]

  • Moodle course production
  • Type and format closed-captioning for video assets
  • Work in collaboration with the instructional design team and faculty members to design, create, and deliver online course material
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (i.e. production of Simmons online tutorials etc.)

Research and Testing [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Primary and secondary research and data gathering
  • Testing and experimenting with new online teaching technologies
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis

Assistance with Course Design Activities [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Download video files and label and store correctly
  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Uploading and cataloging of video files
  • Assist with set-up and breakdown of video equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: ​The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

HOURS: 15 hours/week during

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​ ​Apply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Archive Intern, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Lowell, MA

Fall Archive Intern, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Lowell, MA

The office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is seeking an Archive Intern for the Fall 2018 Semester. The intern will help our office's Congressional Records Archivist evaluate, assemble and manage the contents of the Congresswoman's Congressional collection.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Experience with arrangement and description
  • Experience with digital materials
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and/or Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Experience with government records and/or records management is a desirable

The internship is unpaid. It is part-time and hours are flexible. The candidate may arrange to obtain academic credit at the discretion of his/her educational institution.  The internship will be in the Congresswoman's District Office in Lowell, MA. Parking is not provided.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to donna.marchessault@mail.house.gov with "Fall Archive Intern" in the subject. Applicants received by September 4, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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Student Member, Voice of Youth Advocates Advisory Board

Position​ ​Title: Student​ ​Member​ ​of​ ​the​​ ​​Voice of Youth Advocates Advisory​ ​Board​ ​(VAB)

 

Background​: Founded​ ​in​ ​1978​ ​by​ ​Dorothy​ ​M.​ ​Broderick​ ​and​ ​Mary​ ​K.​ ​Chelton,​ ​Voice​ ​of​ ​Youth Advocates​ ​(​VOYA)​​ ​magazine​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​independent​ ​library​ ​journal​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​the needs​ ​of​ ​young​ ​adult​ ​librarians,​ ​the​ ​advocacy​ ​of​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​promotion​ ​of young​ ​adult​ ​literature​ ​and​ ​reading.​ ​​VOYA​ ​adheres​ ​to​ ​three​ ​underlying​ ​principles: specialized​ ​library​ ​services​ ​for​ ​young​ ​adults,​ ​intellectual​ ​freedom​ ​and​ ​equal​ ​access,​ ​and youth​ ​advocacy​ ​and​ ​youth​ ​participation.  

 

Position​ ​Summary: At the forefront of professional innovation, students offer fresh and relevant voices to VOYA operations. Consequently, VOYA seeks student voices and perspectives to add to the ​VAB by maintaining two current student members to serve one-year​ ​terms. Students serving on the VAB learn how a magazine is published, participate in VAB meetings, and make meaningful contributions to the board by providing a unique student perspective. Student VAB members will become adept at strategically scanning the YA services landscape for new ideas on youth services and youth studies. While representing ​VOYA in an official capacity, students will make valuable professional contacts in the YA services field and will be directly supervised by a ​VAB member,​ ​with​ ​whom​ ​they​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​one-on-one​ ​mentor​ ​relationship. 

 

Minimum​ ​Qualifications:

  • Currently​ ​enrolled​ ​in​ ​an​ ​ALA-accredited​ ​MLIS​ ​program
  • At​ ​least​ ​halfway​ ​through​ ​coursework​ ​for​ ​degree​ ​with​ ​a​ ​cumulative​ ​GPA​ ​of​ ​3.0​ ​or higher
  • Completion​ ​of​ ​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​course​ ​or​ ​demonstration​ ​of​ ​practical experience​ ​in​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​such​ ​as​ ​writing​ ​reviews,​ ​contributing​ ​to​ ​a library-related​ ​blog,​ ​or​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​graduate-level​ ​coursework​ ​related​ ​to​ ​young adults​ ​or​ ​public​ ​service.
  • Able​ ​to​ ​commit​ ​to​ ​a​ ​full​ ​calendar-year​ ​appointment
  • Strong​ ​technical​ ​skills,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​conducting​ ​research​ ​in​ ​online​ ​databases​ ​and using​ ​social​ ​media​ ​platforms.  

 

Additional​ ​Preferred​ ​Qualifications:

  • Desire​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​YAs​ ​in​ ​some​ ​capacity​ ​upon​ ​completion of​ ​MLIS​ ​degree
  • Demonstration​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​service​ ​experience​ ​(such​ ​as​ ​current​ ​professional​ ​position, volunteer​ ​activities,​ ​internships,​ ​or​ ​involvement​ ​in​ ​a​ ​YA​ ​service​ ​group​ ​such​ ​as YALSA​ ​or​ ​the​ ​YA​ ​Division​ ​of​ ​a​ ​state​ ​or​ ​regional​ ​library​ ​association)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Write a reflection of your experiences as a VOYA Student Advisory Board Article to be published in the December or February issue of VOYA
  • Participate​ ​in​ ​VAB​ ​Meetings:
  • Arrange and participate​ ​in​ ​quarterly​ ​virtual​ ​board​ ​meetings
  • Contribute​ ​a​ ​student​ ​perspective​ ​on​ ​research​ ​about​ ​YA​ ​services, coursework,​ ​ and​ ​class​ discussions
  • Conduct​ ​Research:
  • Research​ ​and​ ​present​ ​new​ ​ideas​ about​ ​youth​ ​services​ ​and youth​ ​studies​, including from YA journals and magazines, ​and​ ​deliver​ ​evidence​ ​of​ ​strategic​ ​information-seeking
  • Critically​ ​read​ ​​VOYA (both​ ​print​ ​and​ ​online)​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​informed feedback
  • Coordinate​ ​Recruitment​ ​of​ ​Future​ ​Student​ ​VAB​ ​Members
  • Toward​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​their​ ​term,​ ​student​ ​members​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​with​ ​the recruitment​ ​and​ ​vetting​ ​of​ ​potential​ ​new​ ​student​ ​appointees
  • Write and publish at least one review during term on VAB

                       

 

 

Benefits:

  •  Gain​ ​practical​ ​experience​ ​serving​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​VAB with​ ​other​ ​professionals​ ​working​ ​in the​ ​field​ ​and​ ​serving​ ​YAs
  • Develop​ ​invaluable​ ​contacts​ ​with​ ​professionals​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​services​ ​and obtain​ ​letters​ ​of​ ​recommendation​ ​from​ ​​VOYA's publisher​ and​ ​editor-in-chief
  • Improve ​oral​ ​and​ ​written​ ​communication​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​high​ ​proficiency​ ​in implementing​ ​communication​ ​technologies
  • Gain​ ​experience​ ​advocating​ ​for​ ​selection​ ​and​ ​appointment​ ​of​ ​future​ ​student​ ​VAB members
  • Enjoy​ ​a​ ​complimentary​ ​one-year​ ​subscription​ ​to​ ​the​ ​print​ ​edition​ ​of​ ​​VOYA  

 

How​ ​to​ ​Apply:

  • Send​ ​a completed​ ​application, including​ ​résumé​ ​and​ ​two​ ​letters​ ​of​ ​recommendation​ ​(at least one​ ​from​ ​a professor​ ​or​ ​practitioner​ ​of​ ​YA​ ​services)​ by October 1, 2018 ​to​ ​​ rmludt@voyamagazine.com.  

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Reference Content Intern, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Reference Content Internship-
Fall 2018
 

Credo Reference is seeking a part-time Reference Content Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team. Credo has a database of full-text reference content - nearly 5 million entries from 4,000+ reference books and directories, including subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, quotations, biographies, chronologies, statistics and historical documents.  

 

Schedule: We are flexible with work schedule as long as those hours can be worked during normal business hours M-F 9-5 EST.

 

Location: Our office is based in Boston, but students from all U.S. locations will be considered since working remotely would be fine.

 

You will help Credo to make our reference database even better by developing Topic Pages to capture users' interest, doing some analytics on our content and editing XML to facilitate correct data ingestion into our product. If you'd enjoy working with a small team of librarians and content experts as much as putting your head down and spending hours doing research, we'd like to meet you. If you've ever looked up something in a reference book and then kept reading because the next entry was just as interesting, this internship could be for you.  

 

About the Internship:

  • Create and edit Topic Pages - summaries of topics in many different subject areas.

  • Project work pertaining to book metadata, research, and usage analytics.

  • Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.

About You:

  • You are a graduate student studying Library Science with a humanities or social sciences background.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with Excel/Google Spreadsheets and you are comfortable with many spreadsheet functions.

  • Experience working with XML and XML editors, preferably Emacs or Oxygen.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching bad or messy data.

  • Can read technical documentation to create structured documents.

Interested students should apply here.

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Call for Applications: VRA Foundation Internship Award

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Candidates should apply after developing a project with a specific collection and prospective supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical or related visual cultural heritage research and scholarship. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities in which the intern may integrate skills acquired during the course of his or her academic training to manage a project from beginning to end, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections visible. Projects that would not occur without funding for an intern may be given special consideration. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: https://vrafoundation.com/internship-award/.

Applications are due by August 6, 2018. The award recipient for 2018-2019 will be announced on August 27, 2018.

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Programs Intern, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Historical Society

Programs Intern Position Description

About the Society

From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come.

About our Programs

Each year the Society organizes its programs series around a central theme, framed as a question; which is designed to bring the historical perspective to issues of local contemporary concern. In 2019, we are asking "How does Cambridge engage?"

About the Role

The Society seeks an intern to assist with programs research and logistics.

Areas of Focus

  • Research local historical resources related to the 2019 theme," How does Cambridge engage?" Develop a theme timeline, resource list, and image library. Research potential event speakers and oral history narrators.
  • Logistics: assist with event preparation, execution, and follow-up for three fall 2018 eventsour annual fall symposium and two "history cafés."

Timing

The Society seeks an Intern for the Fall 2018 semester.

Skillsets required and how to apply

A successful Programs Intern will possess research skills, be detail-oriented and organized, and be willing to contribute fully as a member of the Society's team. Love of local history is a must. The Programs Intern will report directly to the Society's Programs Specialist, Lynn Waskelis. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible, and some work can be completed off-site. For more information and to submit your application, please email Marieke Van Damme at mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org

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Reference Intern, Special Collections, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Reference Internship

State Library of Massachusetts-Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Fall 2018

 

 

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time unpaid internships to assist with reference and other special projects.

 

Description

The intern will work with staff to cover the reference desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Duties may also include processing of small collections, basic catalog and record enhancement, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.

 

We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

 

Start date: flexible; this internship will start any time after August 13 including after the fall semester begins.

 

The State Library of Massachusetts

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

 

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.

 

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.

 

 

For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department: special.collections@mass.gov, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to special.collections@mass.gov.

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Student Assistants, School Library Journal Leadership Basecamp, Simmons College, Boston, MA

School Library Journal is looking for one or two students to assist us during a full-day professional development event at Simmons on Monday, August 6, 2018, starting at 8:00AM. Help is needed during morning registration, to guide attendees to session locations within the building, and general assistance throughout the day. When opportunities exist (and they will!), students can sit in on sessions, as well as the keynote and panel discussions. Parking will be provided.

More information on the event can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slj-leadership-basecamp-diversity-workshop-tickets-46238774419?aff=SLJlanding 

 

If you are interested, please contact Daryl Grabarek at School Library Journaldgrabarek@mediasourceinc.com

 

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Privacy and Confidentiality Issues Workshop, Boston College Libraries, Chestnut Hill, MA

Workshop Description

This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write, and focus on how digital records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You'll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists.

The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues regarding digital records.

To obtain the A&D certificate, you must take either Copyright Issues for Digital Archives or Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Recognize and discuss common legal issues relating to privacy and confidentiality issues in general and for digital archives in particular.
  • Interpret these issues from an archivist's perspective.
  • Realize when ingested records pose possible privacy and confidentiality legal issues.
  • Identify, employ, analyze, and compare the ramifications of a variety of legal steps that you might take to prevent or address one of the legal issues.
  • Communicate and work more effectively with your legal counsel and administration.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions.

What Should You Know: You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of general privacy and confidentiality concerns and their effect on archives, including an understanding of how archivists typically address such concerns.

This course builds on others, including Basics of Managing Digital RecordsDigital Records-The Next Step, and Providing Access to Born-Digital Archives.

DAS Core Competency: 

2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

A&D Core Competency: 

2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.

6. Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.

7. Risk Management: Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 28.

For more information, click here.

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IIBI Academic Events

AL OBRADOR scriptorium. REFLECTIONS ON THE WRITTEN CULTURE 
Date: 22 and 23 August 
Information: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/PROGRAMA_SCRIPTORIUM.pdf 
Place: Seminar 1 IIBI. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 13. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City.

SEMINAR librarianship THEORETICAL THOUGHT, THE VISUAL TURNING IN LIBRARY: Dialogs between word and image 
Date: August 27 & 28
Information: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Programa_El%20GiroVisual.pdf 
Place: Seminar 1 IIBI. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 13. Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City.

International Symposium on INFORMATION AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: "THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ON native cultures"(UNAM Program DGAPA PAPIIT - IG400417) 
Date: September 26 & 28
Information: http://132.248.242.8/ciici/ 
Location: Auditorium Mario de la Cueva. Located in Tower II of Humanities floor 14. University City, Mexico City.

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Call for Chapters: Homeschooling and Libraries, McFarland

Homeschooling and Libraries

Book Publisher: McFarland


One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources' or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.




No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.



Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by August 28, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

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Marketing Intern, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

About the Society: From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come. 

About the Role: The Society seeks an intern to assist with long-term marketing and communication strategies, as well as weekly social media and event updates. 

Areas of Focus

  • Blogging. The Intern will contribute to the Society's evergreen website content by researching and writing short blog posts weekly.
  • Social media. Drawing on the Society's social media efforts to date, the Intern will post across the Society's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, The Intern is encouraged (but not required) to attend events and contribute social media posts in real time.
  • Promotion and outreach. The Intern will submit event listings to local media outlets, create Eventbrite and Facebook events, and write press releases/pitch stories to local media outlets.
  • Long-range planning. In collaboration with the Society's Communications Committee, the intern will help develop strategies for raising awareness of our activities throughout the city. 

Timing

The Society seeks an Intern for the Fall 2018 semester. 

Skillsets required and how to apply

A successful Marketing Intern will possess knowledge of best practices in social media and marketing efforts for non-profits, be detail-oriented, and be willing to contribute fully as a member of the Society's team. Love of local history is a must, even if you aren't from or don't live in Cambridge. The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Society's Executive Director, Marieke Van Damme. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible and some work can be completed offsite. For more information and to submit your application, please email mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org. 

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Library User Experience Intern, User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Library User Experience Intern

 

Location: User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 15 hours/week

 

Compensation: $15/hr

 

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

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, interviews, surveys, usability and eye-tracking tests.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Create video clips and presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements.
  • Assist with technology support of equipment in User Research Center including basic troubleshooting and software updates.
    • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS, experience with content management systems and editing videos preferred.
    • Knowledge of UX design and survey tools such as Sketch, Optimal Workshop, and Qualtrics preferred.

 

Start Date:

August 2018

 

End Date:

May 2019

 

Contact information:

Amy Deschenes

amy_deschenes@harvard.edu

 

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

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NEA: Call for News Items & Photos

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

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the October 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 8/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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Archival Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two, paid, archival processing internships during the fall of 2018.

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript and photographic collections. They will conduct specific processing projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Processing projects will include rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections as part of and in preparation for a larger digitization effort.

The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule, respond to remote research queries, and develop collections-focused posts for social media. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2018, or until filled.

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MLAA Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the Fall 2018 term. MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in smaller Massachusetts public libraries. This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program.

 

To be eligible for the MLAA Scholarship Program applicants must currently work (for a minimum of one year) in a Massachusetts Public Library in a community of 35,000 population or less and their annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

 

There are two types of individual funding offered to prospective applicants currently employed in a Massachusetts public library. There is also a scholarship available for staff training. 

  • Scholarship Assistance (Individual):  Scholarships ranging from $350-500 may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to pursuing an MLS/MLIS degree. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three scholarships be made to an individual.


Please Note: Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more.

 

  • Continuing Education Grant (Individual): Grants with a $400 maximum may be given to cover taking an online course, attending a workshop or program, or a conference who will in turn share this information with their library staff. Requests for individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using this application form.

 

  • Staff Development for Libraries: Awards of up to $500 will be given to public libraries in Massachusetts communities of 35,000 population or less, who have identified a staff training or continuing education need and have developed a plan for meeting that need.  The subject of the proposed Staff Development plan may vary widely among libraries, but it should be one that improves and updates staff members' ability to conduct library operations and services, resulting in better service to library users.

Please email completed application to Amy Clayton, Administrative Assistant, LAD Unit, MBLC. amy.clayton@state.ma.us 

Applications must be received on Friday, August 17, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

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Intern, Local History Archives, Groton Public Library, Groton, CT

The Groton Public Library is offering an unpaid internship working in its Local History Room. The intern will assist in the processing of the James L. Streeter Collection, and in digitizing and cataloging the library's pamphlet file. This is an opportunity to obtain experience in an archival setting. Applicant should have an interest in archival work and/or history and be studying for a degree in library science, museum studies, public history or archival studies. Basic computing skills required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software a plus. There is potential to earn independent study credit.

Please contact Director of Library Services Betty Anne Reiter (breiter@groton-ct.govwith any questions or for more information.

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BCALA Smiley Student Travel Award

BCALA's Smiley Student Travel Award plans to support at least one student for the upcoming JCLC conference September 26-30, 2018. The winner(s) will receive a $500 award to attend the conference.

 Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a student in an LIS program;
  • Condition of selection, student must have already registered to attend 3rd JCLC (Joint Conference of Librarians of Color <http://www.jclcinc.org/conference/2018/>);
  • Submit a 250 word essay reflecting on the theme of the conference: "Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community" and discuss why you plan to attend;
  • Submit an article to the BCALA Newsletter by deadline for issue after the conference about your experience attending the conference;
  • Deadline is July 20, 2018, 11:59pm;
  • Please send entries and inquiries to Gladys Smiley Bell - GLADYS.BELL@HAMPTONU.EDU;
  • Winner(s) will be announced in August 2018.

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Call for Participation: Design for Diversity Forum

Design for Diversity Closing Forum Registration Announcement
Are you interested in education and advocacy for more inclusive information systems in libraries, archives, and museums? The Design for Diversity project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, focuses on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, asking how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. Please join us for our Closing Review Forum and Writing Sprint, August 23 and 24, at Northeastern University in Boston.
As part of this project we are building a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical practices in information sciences and system design. It will include an expanding set of materials including sample assignments, curricular modules, suggested readings, and case studies. The Digital Library Federation will eventually host the Toolkit as a growing community-driven resource.
 
Join us at our two-day Closing Forum to hear about what we've learned through the past two years and to give a thorough review to the draft teaching and learning Toolkit before its final publication November 2018. The first day, August 23, will provide a forum for a broad review of the Toolkit's development via panel discussion and interactive audience participation. We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24. Both days are free and open to the public, and we can provide some funding, on a limited basis, to support travel for participants in the Writing Sprint. 
Register for the first day of panels, feedback, and discussion (August 23) here:
Registration for the second day Writing Sprint (August 24) closes on July 15. Apply separately for the Writing Sprint here: https://northeastern.libcal.com/event/4248938 
 
We hope to see you there! If you cannot make the forum but are interested in participating in other ways, such as giving online feedback to Toolkit documents, or have any other questions, please email both Cara Messina (messina.c@husky.neu.edu) and Des Alaniz (d.alaniz@northeastern.edu). 

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Interns, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA Fall 2018 Internships
Internship Application Deadline: Sunday, July 15, at 6pm
Internship Dates: Friday, September 7 - Sunday, December 15

Compensation: Housing & $150/week stipend

All applicants must be US citizens, over the age of 18.
Most interns MUST have a valid US driver's license unless specified.

 

Stage Tech / Performing Arts Production

Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre, music, and films.  This includes hands-on in all of the following areas - carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew. You are not required to have a driver's license.

Visual Arts - Curatorial

Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities consist of research, writing, administrative duties, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of artworks as necessary, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education Department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused "spotlight" talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver's license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Visual Arts - Registrarial

Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in the preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education Department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused "spotlight" talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver's license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Performing Arts Administration

Intern works directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files, databases, and calendars. The intern will alternate between the Project Coordinator and Artist Services Director with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with front of house operations as well as with artist services to arrange transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.  You are required to have a valid US driver's license.

Graphic Design

Intern assists in day-to-day tasks of the museum's in-house design studio, working directly with the senior and junior graphic designers. Projects include production and installation of vinyl exhibition graphics and wayfinding signage; design and production of seasonal marketing collateral (posters, ads, social media graphics); vendor contact; upkeep of website components; and general studio tasks. The intern should demonstrate enthusiasm, stamina, good attention to detail, and willingness to work with a team. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) required. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio link in order to be considered for this internship. A driver's license might be helpful, but is not required.

Digital Services

The intern documents all of MASS MoCA's visual and performing arts programs, as well as education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events, and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes and maintains current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting and editing (Photoshop) still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video (Final Cut Pro-X). The intern will update the museum's robust website as well as contribute to our social media platforms. A driver's license might be helpful, but is not required.

Development

Interns in the development department will work to help ensure the success of MASS MoCA's fundraising activities, which supports $3.3m in annual income. Work will vary between specifics projects, for which the intern will have the opportunity to see the project from start to finish, and individual tasks on larger projects directed by department staff. The intern will gain experience in prospect research, grant-writing, direct mail solicitations, special events, membership programs, and database management.  In an average week, you will spend approximately 40% of your time working on prospect research and proposal preparation, 40% on membership and individual giving, with the remaining 20% alternating as the workload requires. You are not required to have a driver's license.

Communications

The intern works on all aspects of marketing and public relations to support MASS MoCA's visual and performing arts programs. There is a strong emphasis on groundwork: street-level marketing throughout western Massachusetts, northwest Connecticut, eastern-central New York, and southern Vermont. The marketing intern logs lots of miles spreading news about MASS MoCA events across our beautiful region. Days in the office include written contributions to social media, eblasts, websites, press releases, and other promotional material. The interns are responsible for preparing press kits and for keeping MASS MoCA's event listings current on regional event calendars. The interns help with bulk mailings, occasionally staff an off-site information booth interacting with tourists, and sometimes join an ambassador team to attend concerts, comedy shows, and music festivals around the northeast to promote our extensive program of live events. Interns are expected to attend internal and interdepartmental marketing meetings, museum tours, and work a weekly shift at the museum's busy Info Desk. If that sounds like a lot -- it's because it is -- and we promise tons of fun along the way. A driver's license and sense of humor are required.

Education

A fall education intern will focus on PreK-12 student and teacher engagement. This experiential internship is a great opportunity for a recently graduated college student who wants to gain experience working with school audiences in a contemporary art museum setting. The intern will be trained in the museum's 3-pronged educational pedagogy ArtInSight, which incorporates conversational-style tours, mindfulness-based insight exercises, and hands-on art-making workshops, and then will implement these strategies as a lead tour guide. The intern will further support education programming by: assisting with teaching artist residency programs; supporting evaluation efforts; maintaining and monitoring art supplies; and conducting research for spring programming.

Successful candidates should be self-sufficient, have an eye for detail, strong oral, writing, and research skills, an enthusiasm for public speaking, and strong customer service skills. They should be able to learn quickly and be confident in their abilities to take on "trial by fire" challenges. Preference is given to candidates with museum / art education experience. Weekend hours required.

To apply to the MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send application form, cover letter, résumé, and two letters of references via email: internapplications@massmoca.org or fax to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Labbee, Artist Services + Internship Program Director at 413.664.4519.

Please visit https://massmoca.org/event/internships/ to download the application form. All applications are due no later than Sunday, July 15, at 6pm EST.

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Reference & Instruction Intern, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University is offering a one semester internship in reference and instruction services for a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program or a recent graduate. We seek dynamic and public service-oriented candidates who hope to gain guided experience in providing in-person/online reference and information-literacy instruction. Applicants can receive either academic credit or a stipend for their work. Review of applications begins August 1st. Position open until filled.

Description of Internship

The intern plays an active role in the delivery of reference and instruction services and will:

  • Provide 10-15 hours of in-person and online support at the library's reference desk.
  • Work closely with the library's instruction coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. 
  • Have the opportunity to observe and receive feedback from seasoned reference and instruction librarians.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and librarians on lesson plans. 
  • Meet regularly with the instruction coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion, supplemented by relevant readings and other forms of professional development.

If needed, the internship can be modified to fulfill curricular criteria not satisfied by the requirements listed above.   

This internship begins in September and ends by mid-December. The Library offers flexible scheduling, which will be arranged with the instruction coordinator before the start of the internship.    

Qualifications                                                            

Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level library and information science (or related) program or have recently graduated. Relevant coursework in reference and/or instruction preferred. 

Location and Description of Program

Fairfield University serves a population of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.  In coordination with writing faculty and in the spirit of the University's mission, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Information Literacy Program helps students to become savvy information consumers and lifelong learners. Through targeted in-person and online instruction, the program develops students' abilities to critically analyze and ethically reuse information, applying these skills with a sense of social responsibility.

Contact

To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Jeremiah Mercurio, Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator. 

Jeremiah Mercurio | jmercurio@fairfield.edu | (203) 254-4000 x4206

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Intern, Library and Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2018 internship in the Library and Archives Department.

 

The library consists of published resources focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and photography, with an emphasis on the museum's international collections and exhibitions, and serves the research needs of museum staff. The archives contains primary-source documentation that reflects the museum's history, exhibitions, and collections, and is open to museum staff and qualified researchers. Library and Archives staff are responsible for the maintenance and management of the archives and library holdings.

 

Ideal candidates will be in pursuit of, or a recent graduate of, a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences. Familiarity in Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields considered a plus. Individuals who have taken coursework in cataloging, rare books, library services, archival management, and/or digital preservation are strongly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, RDA, EAD, XML and/or ArchivesSpace considered a plus.

 

The Fall 2018 Internship Program will begin on Thursday, September 20 and end on Friday, December 14. Fall internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week.

 

We are pleased to offer $1,000 stipends to graduate-degree level candidates who are accepted into our Fall 2018 program.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. 

Note to candidates: please disregard the deadlines currently listed on our website. Our extended application deadline for Fall 2018 internships is July 2, 2018 (postmark).

 For more information, please click here.

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