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Call for Peer Reviewers: De Gruyter's Open Information Science

For a detailed description see: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opis. This is a call for peer reviewers for all subdisciplines of library and information science. Please consider reviewing for or submitting a manuscript to this new publication venue.

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Intern, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Philadelphia, PA

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio, moving image, and data preservation and digitization services. Each month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 15,000 audiovisual media materials housed on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives, and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

 

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff works together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist, or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.

 

2018 Summer Internship

For the summer of 2018, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more.

 

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation and Audiovisual Project Manager. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and moving image preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give and take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day-to-day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.

 

Eligibility & Requirements

This internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students working towards a graduate degree in archival science, preservation, library and information science, or a similar area of study. Experience with audiovisual materials and a grounding in current digital stewardship practices is preferred.

 

To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

 

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant's interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with "Your Name - AV Internship" or "Your Name - Data Internship" in the subject line.

  

Please submit your application no later than March 2, 2018.

Application materials should be sent to:

Jenna Fleming, Audiovisual Project Manager

George Blood, L. P. Audio/Video/Film/Data

21 West Highland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

(215) 248-2100

jenna.fleming@georgeblood.com

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Internships, Archives, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

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

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

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Remuneration:

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

 

The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018.  The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:

http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126

No response will be given to email messages.

The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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Summer Internships, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. You can find more information on our internships at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

Please note: The Frick Collection's summer internships are usually posted between the months of November and January. Internships during other seasons are posted throughout the year. Please continue to visit this website for future opportunities.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.

We are pleased to offer internship opportunities throughout the school year and summer for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in art museums and libraries. Students with strong backgrounds in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, or Library Science are encouraged to apply.  Please click on the link above to learn more about the internship listed.  Please apply for the one internship to which your skills, experience, and interests are most well suited

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection

These internships provide superb opportunities for participating in all aspects of museum and library work in a small dynamic departments and interacting with staff across the institution and the public.

Most internships do not provide a stipend, if there is a stipend associated with the internship you are interest in this will be outlined in the internship description. Unpaid interns at The Frick Collection, with activities carried out for at least two months, will be provided with two 30-day unlimited MetroCards at the beginning of their internship to help ease the concerns about living in NYC while participating in an unpaid internship. All interns of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York's finest museums.  The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world's finest works of art. 

Application Process:

Please note that eligibility may vary from one department of The Frick Collection to another and that applications to multiple departments are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

No phone calls please.

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Terrana Curatorial Fellowship, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

The Terrana Curatorial Fellowship is a 13-month, full-time appointment for a recent M.A./Ph.D. in museum studies/art history designed to launch emerging curators into substantial museum careers by providing an immersive educational experience.

The Fellow will participate in the full range of curatorial practice by working with both historical and contemporary works of art, and engaging in writing, public speaking, exhibition press promotions, studio/museum/gallery visits, research, curatorial planning, exhibition catalogue production, and administrative work. The Fellow will report directly to Curator Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., and will work closely with Director Nick Capasso, Ph.D., and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture.

As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy as well as opportunities to mentor interns and work with students at Fitchburg State University. The capstone of the Fellowship will be curating our Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the career aspirations of each Fellow. FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks. The Terrana Curatorial Fellow will be paid a stipend of $30,000, plus full health coverage with an option to purchase additional family coverage.

The Fellowship will begin on June 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample (between 5-15 pages), and the names and contact information for 3 references by email to Curator Lisa Crossman (lcrossman@fitchburgartmuseum.org), ATTN: Terrana Curatorial Fellowship.

The deadline for application is February 16, 2018.

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Intern, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for summer and/or fall 2018 (flexible start and end dates). Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including offering guided tours, developing family-friendly activities, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.

Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends.

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of March 1, 2018.

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SEI: Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2018 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI).

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships for SEI 2018, which will be held June 5-8, 2018, at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills: Museum Professionals, Digital Collection Managers, Archivists, Project Managers, Visual Resources Professionals, Art and Architecture Librarians, Current Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates. It will feature a curriculum addressing the requirements of today's information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students and more experienced staff the opportunity to stay current in a rapidly changing field, as well as significant networking opportunities.  

 

The Implementation Team is especially excited about our curriculum this year, so check it out!

 

Details:

  • The six Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals.
  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 9, 2018.
  • Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship.

 

Instructions:

  • Submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on your studies or their career.
  • All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff.
  • Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2018 to the SEI Co-Chairs, emails listed below. 

 

SEI registration is open from January 16, 2018.

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Intern, Shire, Lexington, MA

Summary:

  • 32-40 hours per week, team is willing to be flexible for a student's schedule
  • Willing to take a graduating student
  • 6 month term, paid internship
  • For more information please contact: Laura Ganio <laura.ganio@randstadusa.com>

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

Daily activities should include:

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

Required Skills:

  • Attention to detail and ability to take responsibility for a high volume of multiple tasks is required.
  • Ability to manage competing and reprioritizing task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Customer service experience, is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle and financial systems is preferred
  • Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience is a plus
  • Enrolled in a master's degree program for archiving or regulatory management, preferred

Technical Skills:

  • MS Office suite or Office365 (SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) specifically advanced Excel skills
  • Work with off-site storage providers (EPL archives or Biostorage)
  • Information literacy, key word searching, and data mining

Other Requirements:

  • Lifting (15-30 lbs.) may be required: shelving materials involves reaching and bending and occasionally utilizing step stool or short ladder for higher shelves.

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Processing Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Processing Assistant (Processing Temp/LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Assistant to provide general support for the processing and preservation of analog and born-digital archival and manuscript materials at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, creating disk images of born-digital materials on physical media, capturing web content via Archive-It, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

 

Qualifications:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with born-digital materials and web archiving a plus.


Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.


To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian at msamouelian@hbs.edu at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.

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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Public Health and Sociology, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Departments of Public Health and Sociology are seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.
 
The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the faculty members of both departments with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, clerical support, etc.). The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed. 
 
This appointment is until May 7, 2018 with potential for a continuing appointment contingent upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.
 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independentlly
  • Can maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students
 
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned
  • Supervise undergraduate work-study students
 
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Val Leiter, Chair, Department of Sociology, at valerie.leiter@simmons.edu. Please address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

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Intern, Dangremond Museum Studies, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Historical Society is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to and experience the many functions and daily operation of a history museum, library, and research center. The term of the internship is June-August, 2018, but the exact dates will vary depending on student availability and supervisor needs. Interns must complete 250 hours on task (generally 30 hours/week [including unpaid lunch hour] x 10 weeks) and are eligible for a $500 stipend. Applications are due March 9, 2018. For more information and required application materials, please visit chs.org/job-internship.

SALARY RANGE: $500 Stipend

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Five Dean's Fellowships for Fall 2018, Simmons College, Boston, MA

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

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-01

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 February 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the summer. Availability on Wednesdays is necessary. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

Applications will be accepted until midnight January 28, 2018 (timestamp). To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

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

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LIS Student Publishing Opportunity, Public Services Quarterly

LIS Student Publishing Opportunity

Public Services Quarterly's column, "Future Voices in Public Services," is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research that is going on in library schools. We hope to provide fresh perspectives from those entering our field, in both the United States and other countries.

Interested students of graduate library and information science programs should contact Miriam L. Matteson, "Future Voices" column editor, at mmattes1@kent.edu.

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ARMA International Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship

2018 ARMA International Education Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Vonore, TN (1-8-18)  -  The ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF), is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level education program.

 

This year, the AIEF will be offering several scholarships in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $1,000 (USD).

These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

The application deadline is March 30, 2018 at midnight (US EST). For more information and the application, please visit:

http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/

 

The AIEF is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity.

 

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

 

There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a graduate scholarship please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org or visit http://armaedfoundation.org for additional information about the organization.

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Web Archive and Digital Project Intern, Town of Easton Massachusetts, Easton, MA

Description

Are you interested in the practical application of how public knowledge in the digital age both endures over time and remains findable for the average person?

Does organizing layered and interconnected information into a system that is consistent and rational as well as intuitive and easy to replicate give you satisfaction? 

  • Easton's Department of Planning and Economic Development is updating the various sections of the Town's website within our purview, with two objectives: 1) archiving web pages and sections about no-longer-current special projects so that they can be easily accessed in the future; and 2) doing so in a way which current and future staff can easily continue and replicate going forward.
  • Our department works with the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Conservation Commission, the Community Preservation Act Committee, the Historical Commission, the Agricultural Commission, the Economic Development Council, and the Affordable Housing Trust. Past and current projects for these various entities are reasonably well organized, but we are interested in reworking our electronic files into a more consistent, intuitive, and replicable architecture.

 

This internship can provide an opportunity to help our community archive its "current history" and help create a useful framework for our department's ongoing work on behalf of the public. It also can provide an opportunity for the intern to learn about municipal government's regulatory and planning functions as well as record retention requirements.

 

This work completed and knowledge gained archiving and organizing digital information and electronic working files should be replicable not only for other towns and cities, but for businesses, schools, organizations, and non-profit groups as well.

 

Easton Town Offices are located at 136 Elm Street, Easton MA 02356 and are open Monday 8:30-7:30, Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-4:30, and Friday 8:30-12:30; there is ample parking in both the public and staff parking lots.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for an intern with a real interest in (and perhaps a bit of experience with) digital archiving, electronic working file organization, and institutional and governmental repository materials. The intern should have a good ability to think through processes and work flows and discuss concepts and scenarios with colleagues.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Wayne Beitler at WBeitler@easton.ma.us

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Cataloging Intern, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge, MA

Description

The Cambridge Historical Commission is the historic preservation agency for the City of Cambridge. In addition to its regulatory responsibilities, the commission maintains a public archive and research library focusing on the city's architectural and social history. Holdings include information on every Cambridge building, atlases, historic photographs, and biographical files on notable residents. The Commission's full-time archivist organizes existing collections and new donations, and supervises assistant archivists, interns and volunteers.

 

The Spring 2018 Intern will work with the assistant archivist in cataloging the Commission research library using Library of Congress Classification and the TinyCat online cataloging program. The research library consists of approximately 1,200 volumes ranging in topic from Cambridge history to historic preservation law. An additional 400 volumes are located elsewhere in the Commission offices and will also need to be cataloged. Intern will assign call numbers, assist in rearranging the library by call number, and add items to the online catalog. Several volumes are very old and fragile and will require the construction of protective housings.

 

Depending on intern's interests, additional projects may include:

  • Digitization of the West Family Collection. This collection includes a photo album with numerous photographs dated from ca. 1920-1926. Intern will scan and prepare images to create an online exhibit through the Commission Flickr page.
  • Assisting with research questions at the Commission.
  • Processing plan and partial processing of the Ellis & Andrews Collection. This large collection contains business and personal correspondence relating to the Ellis & Andrews real estate firm dating from 1889 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dated 1890 to 1935. Currently the collection is arranged chronologically, however this arrangement is not useful to researchers. Intern will develop a plan for the arrangement of this collection and arrange one to two boxes based on this plan and write a blog post for the Commission blog about the process.

 

The Cambridge Historical Commission is open Monday from 8:30-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-5 pm, and Friday from 8:30-Noon.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Emily Gonzales at egonzalez@cambridgema.gov

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Research Intern, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

Description

The Perkins Research Library provides library and research support to a wide range of patrons. About half our questions come from Perkins staff, but the others come from K-12 students, their teachers, academics, practitioners, and people who are blind, both in the United States, and around the world. We have a small staff (one Research Librarian, one assistant shared with the Archives) so the Research Library is also a great place to see and participate all the tasks needed to keep a library running.

 

The range of questions we get means we have a wide range of possible projects, depending on the intern's particular interests. It's also possible to combine a few different options, or to vary the tasks below with other common library duties (shelving, collection evaluation, assistance with reference questions, etc.) My goal is to make sure you have at least one project you can talk about in future interviews that you significantly contributed to. 

Some possibilities include:

  • Recataloging our (small) juvenile collection to make it more useful.
  • Reviewing our non-circulating collection, including removing duplicates, shelf-reading, and moving some items to better long-term locations.
  • Creation of handouts, pathfinders, or resource guides about specific topics. (Individuals associated with Perkins, Perkins history, blindness education, multiple disabilities are just some possible topics.)
  • Adaptation of materials for specific age groups (i.e. adapting a packet of existing materials for grade school students)
  • Creation and review of help documents for common library and catalog tasks.
  • Entering reference material into our internal FAQ for future questions.

 

Some projects involve working in our stacks: they are accessible by stairs only. If this is an issue for you, please let us know so we can figure out suitable solutions.

 

Qualifications

Most importantly, we are looking for people who are willing and able to treat everyone on campus with appropriate respect and politeness. We'll provide information about appropriate etiquette when interacting with people who are blind or visually impaired, and are glad to answer questions about what the best practices are. We're particularly interested to people who are curious about Perkins and the history of blindness education or disability history, but existing knowledge about Perkins, blindness, disability studies, or special education is not necessary. Beyond the requirements for the internship (credits and completion of the core courses), competency in technology will be very helpful. Tools you may need to use include various Google Apps (especially Google Sheets), Excel, Word, and email. We use InMagic as a catalog database: ability to learn a new program and knowing when to ask questions before changing data are important skills if you are interested in any task that involves the back end of the database. Because Perkins is a school, all interns will need to complete a CORI check (provided by Perkins) and provide evidence of vaccinations (similar to what you've provided to Simmons when admitted.)

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Arnott at Jennifer.Arnott@perkins.org

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Technical Services Intern, Tisch Library at Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description 

Under the instruction of Alicia Morris, Assistant Director, Technical Services at the Tisch Library of Tufts University, this internship will entail gaining experience in technical services processes and practices: cataloging will include print material purchased for the general collection as well as special collections materials. Skills that the student will learn are searching and identifying appropriate bibliographic information in OCLC, exporting records into the Alma catalog, and hands on experience with basic cataloging principles using Tufts cataloging policies and procedures. The student will also learn the basic principles of rare book cataloging and putting them into practice with the assistance of the Rare Book Cataloger. Formats in the collection include (but are not limited to) books, periodicals, scores, and sound recordings. Digitization of print materials for inclusion in Tufts Institutional repository may be a component of the internship, and basic digitization skills could also be learned.

 

The work experience will build on classes the student will ideally have taken that include principles of information organization and metadata creation. This internship will allow the student to apply knowledge learned in their coursework.

 

Qualifications

LIS415 should have been completed. Previous experience in cataloging is helpful. A background in music (some history, ability to read music score, understand music terminology) is required to catalog music. A background in art will be helpful and knowledge of German will be useful. Any previous digitization experience would be a plus.

 

Pay: $15.00/hr 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Alicia Morris at alicia.morris@tufts.edu 

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Cataloging Intern, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Description

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of monographs and serials in print format and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of monographs and serials in both print and electronic formats. The majority of materials to be cataloged are Massachusetts state government publications.

 

The internship schedule is negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

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

 

During the internship you will:

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

 

For more information about the State Library of Massachusetts, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/state-library-of-massachusetts.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Laura Schaub at laura.schaub@state.ma.us.

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Intern, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH, Boston, MA

Spring 2018 AAPB Internship Opportunities

Digital Collections Intern

Description:

The Digital Collections interns will work on several projects to become familiar with the AAPB's digital collections workflows. The first phase will include metadata cleanup, metadata mapping, and ingestion of metadata and media files into AAPB management systems.

The second phase will include assessing records for consideration as a Special Collection and making suggestions for providing enhanced access (i.e. creating more robust descriptive metadata, creating chaptered segments, correcting pre-generated transcripts, identifying related content, creating a timeline or map of the content, etc.). This phase will include a written report of suggestions and a meeting during which the intern will present their report to the AAPB team. The intern will then be able to decide if they would like to implement their suggestions to enhance the special collection or move on to the third phase.

The third phase will include using the AAPB's rights assessment criteria to make suggestions for content that should be made available to the public in the Online Reading Room.

The selected candidate will work as part of the AAPB team and can expect to gain practical digital collection experience, including metadata and digital media management, a familiarity with archive administration, and introductory project management skills.

 

Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers. Attention to detail and ability to carry out precise work.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Completion of at least 1 semester of LIS courses.

 

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling can be flexible during normal business hours.

 

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by January 26, 2018 to Sadie Roosa at sadie_roosa@wgbh.org 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

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

 

Organization Description:

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

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

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://wgbhstocksales.org/

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://www.americanarchive.org

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Intern, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity, which provides a qualified master and doctoral student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital collections. The Cultural Sustainability Internship will offer hands-on experience with and exposure to 21st-century preservation issues facing cultural heritage institutions with a mission to sustain long-term, durable access to their collections.

The Library is currently recruiting talent for this unique opportunity, and hope you will help spread the word. Applications for this paid internship will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. February 21, 2018. For more information, keep reading.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting master or doctoral program
  • Must be available to work onsite in Washington, D.C. from June 4 to August 10, 2018
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience implementing digital preservation principles, tools, and technologies
  • Knowledge and experience with analog and digital media preservation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to different audiences
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as PREMIS, PBCore, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with basic computer science techniques such as batch processing and scripting

 

Application Procedure

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Science Curriculum Library Intern, Manville School, Boston, MA

Description

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

  

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

 

Specific Duties 

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

 

Potential Tasks

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

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

 

 

Perks 

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

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

This is a paid internship.

 

Qualifications

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

 

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references to Anastasia Karasoulos-Vekiarides at avekiarides@jbcc.harvard.edu.

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Open Access Intern, Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication, Cambridge, MA

Open Access Internship | Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

Cambridge, MA

 

Description 

The Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication is looking for an intern to do some research related to open access and scholarly communication. We have several small-to-medium sized projects in mind, and will pick one or more in collaboration with the candidate, based on our priorities at the time and the candidate's strengths and interests. Previous projects included testing how well Google and Google Scholar index Harvard's open-access repository (DASH), comparing open-access repositories at peer institutions to DASH, and investigating the correlation between the downloads and citations of works on deposit in DASH. Some of these research projects could be worked up into publications or (with permission from Simmons) into credit-bearing work.

 

Potential research and metadata projects include: 

  • Figure out approximately how many articles by Harvard authors are open access elsewhere and not in DASH. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • Figure out how adequately a certain tool (SHARE Notify) tracks research by Harvard authors. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • For selected repositories at other universities, learn how deposits break down by category, e.g. scholarly articles, dissertations, books, book chapters, administrative records, digitized works from special collections, and so on.
  • Figure out approximately how many Harvard authors find sources outside Harvard to pay article processing charges (APCs) for articles they publish in fee-based OA journals. (We have suggested methods for this.)
  • Figure out what is needed to support text mining of DASH through a service called COnnecting REpositories (CORE).
  • Figure out whether other institutions have anything comparable to our concept of a Center for Open Research.
  • Learn the current state of certain tools to help automate deposits into repositories like DASH.
  • Learn the current state of certain tools to extract text from PDFs.

 

Qualifications

Curiosity, willingness to try new things, good research and writing skills, and interest in open access.

 

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Colin Lukens at colin_lukens@harvard.edu.

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Library Intern, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Library Intern | Thomas Crane Public Library

Quincy, MA

 

General Statement of Duties

Performs a variety of tasks related to special collections and technical services at the main library.

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Assistant Library Director and the direct supervision of the Head of Information Services and Special Collections and the Head of Technical Services.

Duties

Inventory library's back-file of periodicals in storage, update corresponding item records in the catalog, and maintain magazine holdings information in Excel files. As time allows, duties may also include discarding issues of magazines, discarding copy records in the library catalog, and deleting received issues in the serials module of SirsiDynix. Assists with archival collection inventory. Data entry for Patriot Ledger index.
Performs related duties in special collections, as assigned.

Education

Currently enrolled in a library science master's degree program.

Experience

Strong verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills are required. Some previous experience in libraries preferred, but not required. Completed coursework in technical services and/or special collections and experience with the Dewey Decimal system are assets.

Other

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Skill in performing routine and non-routine procedures involving many steps. Ability to accurately follow complex written and/or verbal instructions and pay close attention to detail.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials up to 25 pounds, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, and to bend, stoop, reach and walk. There may be limited exposure to dust and dirt. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Therese Mosorjak at tmosorjak@ocln.org

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Summer Intern, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA

The Hancock Shaker Village Summer Internship Program offers paid internships to qualified applicants in a variety of Village departments. Hancock Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to sharing the history, legacy, and continuing relevance of the Shakers, a religious group who lived at the site from 1790 until 1960. Interns at the Village work alongside staff and volunteers at this vibrant outdoor museum and living farm in western Massachusetts.

Ten-week, full-time internships (June 4-August 10, 2018) are available in the following departments: Curatorial, Museum Education, Events & Development, Marketing & PR, and Museum Store.

Fourteen-week, full-time internships are available in the Farm & Garden department (start and end dates flexible).

Interns receive a weekly stipend.

Detailed descriptions of each internship, qualifications, and application procedures are available at www.hancockshakervillage.org/employment.

Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

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Editor, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is January 19, 2018. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant library and information science (LIS) education experience
  • Experience as a researcher within the field of LIS
  • Familiarity with the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing
  • Awareness of the LIS community and the intellectual and practical developments in the field
  • Vision for the future direction of JELIS
  • Experience with journal editorial work, particularly copy-editing, managing the peer review process, and working with production
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing
  • Ability to work in an electronic environment
  • Attention to details, including deadlines and costs
  • Commitment to attending ALISE Annual Conferences

The incoming Editor will receive a per-issue honorarium to support editorial expenses. The Editor's home institution should be willing to provide the support necessary for success. Examples of institutional support that have been provided in the past include office space, supplies, and other overhead expenses and editorial internships for students. Applicants who are not associated with an institution should provide evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

Interested individuals should send the following to Louise Spiteri, Chair of the Search Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (e.g., a copy of a recently-published article)
  • Evidence of editing or reviewing experience
  • Statement of vision for the journal
  • Name and contact information of three individuals who can assess potential as journal editor
  • Statement from the applicant's home institution affirming the specific nature of institutional support forthcoming or evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

For further information on the journal, see the Publications section of http://www.alise.org/ or http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS

Please send electronic copies of application materials to:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Chair,
JELIS Editor Search Committee
Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca

Submission Deadline for Applications: Jan. 19, 2018

Note that the ALISE Board-appointed JELIS Editor Search Committee will be interviewing applicants (in person or remotely) at the ALISE 2018 Annual Conference (February 6-9, 2018) in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about JELIS, go to: 

https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&year=2017&month=12&day=19&id=68

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Job Opportunity, Winthrop Town Hall, Winthrop, MA

Hello - the Town Clerk's Office in Winthrop has a unique opportunity for the right person. We have many old records, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, in several places in our Hall and we need to create a central location and a finders key. Some of the books are handwritten, some typed, most bound and stored in crude vaults, basement rooms and other nooks and crannies thru out the building. There are one or two dedicated dry spaces as well as a very small library museum space that some of the most vulnerable books may be allowed to be kept but overall we need a comprehensive log of what we have, what its current state vulnerability is and where it is located. This will be the basis for our memo to our town council to try and get funding FY19 to create a more safe space for our collection and possibly be able to hire a project intern to complete the project!

 

This can be an exciting opportunity for the right person to really take this project and run with it! We are a short bus trip off the blue line - only ten minutes from Boston and bus stops in front of our building or there is free parking in this building, and we are in walking distance to our town center's restaurants and coffee shops!

 

Please send a letter of interest to me at the email address below! 

Carla LoConte Vitale. CMMC

Winthrop Town Clerk

Winthrop Town Hall

One Metcalf Square Room 5

Winthrop, MA 02152

cvitale@town.winthrop.ma.us

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Call for Submissions, DERAIL Forum, Boston, MA

The Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum will take place at Simmons College in Boston, MA on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. The DERAIL Forum is focused on highlighting critical approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) practice and education that impact us as students and professionals. DERAIL is open to all SLIS graduate students in library, archive, children's literature and cultural heritage studies. DERAIL especially encourages submissions from those who do not have previous experience presenting at conferences. 

DEADLINE is EXTENDED to January 7th, 2018

Possible topics for proposals include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Race and racism in LIS institutions
  • Social justice and diversity in LIS curriculum
  • Bias in subject heading and description standards
  • 'Diversity' in hiring and promotion practices
  • Case studies or specific LIS projects using social justice frameworks
  • Accessibility in online environments
  • Representation in archival and library collections
  • Bilingual service and finding aids

Session Types:

  • Workshops: a session with facilitator(s) centered on a specific topic, demonstration and/or practical skills and techniques. Please indicate a specific skill or outcome for attendees.
  • Panel Presentations: may cover a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth. Should provide sufficient time for audience questions. One of the panel participants may participate virtually.
  • Individual Paper/Presentation: Proposals that are not already part of a set panel. May be assigned to a panel with similar topics.
  • Posters: Posters are welcome in both digital and physical formats and should depict and summarize research related to forum topics and themes.
  • Non-traditional formats: We encourage creativity in proposals and invite submissions that may not fit into the other categories described if they fit with Forum topics. Please contact derailforum@gmail.com with questions.

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NEASIS&T Scholarly API Conference, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Looking for a job? NEASIS&T is a great place to network and this year we will be discussing APIs used in libraries. Learn a useful skills while connecting with professionals from New England libraries near and far!

 

Free tickets are available for the first 18 students and provided by Simmons ASIS&T! Please email asist@simmons.edu before registering to get the student discount code. Once the 18 tickets are gone, student tickets are $30, so sign up fast!

WHO: Beginners who want to know why APIs are important in libraries; everyone who wants to find a librarian API community of practice

WHEN: Monday January 8, 2018, 9-4

WHERE: Boston (Simmons College)

HOW MUCH: $75 general, $45 ASIST members, $30 students

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-using-apis-tickets-39730351551

QUESTIONS: neasist@gmail.com

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Multimedia Specialist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Multimedia Specialist. Reporting to the Multimodal Learning Librarian, this position is responsible for the management and administration of the Multimedia Lab in Lamont Library, including a team of student assistants that assist all lab users. This position interviews, hires, trains and supervises a team of student assistants to provide help and basic problem-solving assistance with multimedia equipment and software available to users in the Lamont Media Lab and in the Cabot Science Library Media Studios. The student team is comprised of about 20 staff members covering 90 hours/week in the Lamont Media Lab and 50 hours/week concurrently in the Cabot Science Library with Media Studio support.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Researcher, Legislative History, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is looking for a Boston-area library student researcher to visit the Massachusetts State Archives this week in order photograph and email images of state legislative packages. The packages will already be pulled so the work should be able to be done relatively quickly.

 

Rate of pay is 15/hr + local travel expenses. 

Total time estimate 3 hours.

 

If interested and able to visit the Archives on Wednesday, December 20 or Thursday, December 21, please email: stacia.stein@yale.edu

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Gallery Attendant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Gallery Attendant, part time, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA 

Description: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking student interns for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Map Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, and provide information about map exhibitions and the Map Center's collection.

During times gallery traffic is light, the individual will work on special projects which will be determined by Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed. 

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants. 

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be internet and social media savvy, highly motivated, and detail-oriented. 

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a library and information science, history, museum studies, or education program are encouraged to apply. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience providing reference services are preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable. 

About the Map Center: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs. 

The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship. 

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by January 11, 2018, by email to: Dory Klein, Map Librarian, dklein@leventhalmap.org. No phone inquiries please.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Systems Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library is seeking an innovative librarian to support existing systems and technology, introduce new formats and applications, and to facilitate public access to information resources. Responsibilities include network management, troubleshooting, planning and implementation of new technology to meet the needs of users, coordination of the library's web presence, and routine security and hardware maintenance. 

The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for working as part of a team to bring digital literacy to the community. Desired attributes include strong analytical, organizational and communications skills, knowledge of Linux and various Windows operating systems, and solid understanding of public library systems and operations. 

A Bachelor's degree is required, and candidates with an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science, or currently enrolled in a M.L.S. program, are preferred.  Experience with III Sierra software a plus. Candidates must also have a minimum three (3) years working in a library setting. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits, generous paid time off and a pension plan.

Pay Range is NU 17 - $19.79 to $24.74 per hour

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Human Resources, City of Augusta, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME, 04330 or at HR@augustamaine.gov. For a complete job description or more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207)626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us 

Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2018 

The City of Augusta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Intern, Digital Archives, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Coordinator, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but will be prior to March 1, 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media posts pertaining to project

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

About the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018.

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Intern, Alaska State Library, Juneau, AK

Alaska State Library currently accepting applications for summer internships.

The Alaska State Library is accepting applications for three summer internships in public libraries. Interns will receive travel reimbursement, a $4,000 stipend and free housing during the eight-week internship.

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring three interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in Alaska public libraries for two months in the summer of 2018. The goals of the project are to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities, provide internship and professional development opportunities to MLIS students and increase the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.

Application period will close February 15, 2018. 

To learn more about the Alaska State Library Internship Project or to apply for one of the internships visit http://lam.alaska.gov/library_internship

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Summer Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Transportation Paid Summer Internship Opportunities--Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 4 - August 10, 2018 These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 19, 2018. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

 

When applying, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" (for FHWA Research Library) and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," (for NTL), each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058 (for FHWA Research Library) or Mary Moulton at mary.moulton@dot.gov or 202-366-0303 (for NTL).

 

CATALOGING INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

Responsibilities:

  1. Create catalog records for print technical materials; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Review donations and current collection to determine whether materials should be kept based on established criteria.
  3. Create and modify authority records in the library's integrated library system (ILS).
  4. Assist with other cataloging and collection activities.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, AACR2, and LC Subject
  • Headings, Authorities, and Classification System. Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks. Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

DIGITAL REPOSITORY AND PUBLIC ACCESS INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Digitization Programs, and Collection Analysis

Responsibilities:

  1. Apply metadata and index digital transportation collections.  Assess records for duplication, adherence to NTL metadata policy, and metadata quality. Make recommendations for the improvement of NTL's policy pages on metadata services, digital repository, and public access processes. Contribute new term recommendations for the Transportation Research Thesaurus. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of ORCID into NTL systems and developing funding award controlled lists for public access compliance.
  2. Participate in workflow assessment (e.g., pilot testing machine-aided processes and new cloud-based workflows). Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Metadata Librarians on development of a Last Copy Digitization program for transportation, including developing policy, assessing stakeholder needs, and identifying best practices.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).  Familiarity and/or experience with public access & open access processes and compliance; and collection assessment.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

RESEARCH DATA SERVICES INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Data Management and Curation

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the NTL Data Curator in the provision of data services to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the US Department of Transportation. Services include Data Public Access Guidance & Advocacy, Data Management Guidance & Training, Best Practices Implementation, Data Curation, and Data Access & Preservation. Assist with evaluating data management plans, reviewing dataset submissions to the National Transportation Data Archive, minting Digital Object Identifiers, developing policies, and conducting training. Last copy digitization program
  2. Apply metadata and create records for data sets submitted to the National Transportation Data Archive; participate in data curation assessment of content in the repository.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in data management/curation, metadata, and/or user experience; strong organizational and analytical skills.  Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core, PREMIS). Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

PROGRAM AND REPOSITORY ASSESSMENT INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Program Assessment and Repository Evaluation 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assess collections using data visualization software (such as Tableau) and other tools (e.g., Altmetrics) for gaps in coverage, duplication, adherence to NTL Collection Development policy, and metadata quality. Support NTL program evaluation through the development of metrics dashboards using visualization software and other tools. Participate in development of metrics that represent NTL activities and services. Develop and integrate visualizations, dashboards, and metrics into the NTL website, which uses the Drupal content management system.
  2. Work with NTL Digital Librarian, NTL Metadata Librarians, and NTL Systems Team in the preparation and planning for trusted repository certification. Participate in federal agency working groups discussing best practices for trusted repository certification, and assist in creating documentation and other resources needed to undergo a repository audit.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in Human Computer Interaction, data visualization, and repository or program assessment.  Familiarity and/or experience with digital libraries, assessment and/or evaluation methodologies, and visualization techniques. Knowledge of public access and open access processes and compliance.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism. 

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

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Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program

Study Abroad in Costa Rica! 

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries
iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program
Spring Break 2018
March 16th - 26th

http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/mslis/advising/plan-program/course-options/studyabroad/costa_rica

About the program:

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries is the experiential and situated learning component of the iSchool Costa Rica Study Abroad Course for Spring 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican libraries, peoples, cultures, and their information needs through observation (visits), engagement, practice and reflection.  Participants will engage in four weeks of weekly online seminars prior to travel to Costa Rica, where they will interact with Costa Rican librarians, library users and educators, and document their experience through reflection and blogging.  The engaged learning experiences will take place in San Jose and nearby localities, and in an indigenous community, and include visiting local libraries and working with them and/or their communities to contribute to enhancing their provision of library and information services.

  • 4 credit hours for graduate students

  • 3 credit hours for undergraduate students

  • Open to librarians and educators (non-degree credit option available)

English will be the main language of communication; Spanish is desired.

Cost: $2,500 (tentative):

Includes airfare (Chicago-San Jose return), housing (homestay, cabin and hotel), most meals, ground travel, cultural activities, lectures.
Tentative Schedule:Friday, March 16 - Leave at midnight; arrive in San José next day
Saturday, March 17 - Arrival in San José at noon; Orientation at the Instituto of San Joaquín de Flores; Group dinner with homestay hosts.
Sunday, March 18 - Local activities (Cartágo, El rodeo, volcan, trapiche)
Monday, March 19 - Library Camp, Day 1: Designated library tours, begin group work
Tuesday, March 20 - Library Camp, Day 2:  Second library visit, group work, and presentation prep
Wednesday, March 21 - Library Camp, Day 3: Group presentations; travel from San José to indigenous community
Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23 - LIS Activities in indigenous community
Saturday, March 24 - Uvita Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, return to San José
Sunday, March 25 - Local activity
Monday, March 26 - Return home

APPLY NOW!

Please plan to budget an additional $300-$800 for ground transportation, some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

The course is a collaboration among the iSchool of Illinois, Center for Global Studies, College of Education, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, International & Area Studies Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the schools of library and information science at the University of Costa Rica and the National University of Costa Rica, and the Instituto of San Joaquin de Flores with support from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program.

Note: For school library media students and practitioners, a concurrent trip focused on engagement with Costa Rican schools is also available. For more information, visit https://education.illinois.edu/international/study-abroad-opportunities/spring-break-programs/costa-rica/.

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Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

 

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections. Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

 

For more details and instructions on how to apply, please see https://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

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Archivist Fellow, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

Information on the Position: 

 

Barrington Stage Company, a regional theater located in Pittsfield, MA, is gearing up to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2019 and in preparation for that is working on a large theater archive project.

 

Archivist Fellow: The student would ideally work for 10 weeks over the summer in Pittsfield, MA in the summer of 2018, under the guidance of Tiffany Nixon, the archivist at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City, and a leading theater archivist in the field.  The position comes with a weekly stipend of $250 and housing. Students local to the Berkshires with their own housing are also encouraged to apply. We are happy to work with your program on providing school credit to the fellow and we do have some flexibility on dates for a fall or spring internship.

 

Interested students can send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Weiss directly via email at rweiss@barringtonstageco.org 

 

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2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

Lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society.

A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. The fellowship lasts 11wks, 5/29/18 - 8/10/18 (negotiable). Fellows receive a stipend totaling $5000, paid in equal installments every other week.

Three positions available. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England.

Current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History; and students preparing to apply to a graduate program may apply. Applications due 3/1/18.

Send a resume, copies of transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to:

Buchanan Burnham Fellowship

Newport Historical Society

82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840; 

ipeters@NewportHistory.org

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Research Fellow, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE

Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships! Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1-2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1-3 month short-term fellowships. Winterthur is once again offering short-term "Maker-Creator" Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur's vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life.

Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur.

Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2018.

For more details and to apply, visit the Research Fellowship web page or email researchapplication@winterthur.org.

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Fellowships, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program.  Upcoming and recent graduates are also welcome to apply. The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings.  Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week).

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows

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Development Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Description
Position Title: Development Intern 
Department: Development
Reports to: Prospect Research Manager
Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time


The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a fast paced fundraising team. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn about giving to the arts/cultural sphere as well as how to utilize Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance on projects related to individual donors as well as foundations and corporations, which will include helping with high-level donor events. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Maintain database donor records in Raiser's Edge through proactive research and data entry
  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


Requirements

  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about fundraising
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to take initiative on projects and participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Adept at learning and using technology
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
  • Skilled in multitasking and able to work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

Visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/18292 to apply.

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Lillian Marrero Scholarship

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established in 2010 to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. A mural portraits her dedicated work to the Latino community in "El Centro de Oro."

Purpose of Award:


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

Criteria for Award:
 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited graduate library school (MLS or Ph.D.) program and provide proof of enrollment.
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter. (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and/or committees.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The scholarships are not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, creed, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association/membership.

 
Award Guidelines:
 

  • Applications may be submitted from Monday, January 1, 2018 through Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • The RNE Chapter Scholarship Award Committee makes the formal award selection. All candidates shall submit their applications by the deadline to the Committee, which will review applications and make its selection known to the Chapter's Executive Board.
  • RNE Scholarship Award Committee members are not eligible for the award during their committee service.
  • The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is to be given annually to one candidate. If no suitable candidates apply, the award is not given.
  • Applicants for the Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award will be notified of the Committee's decision on April 15, 2018. The Award winner will receive $1,000 in two disbursements. The first disbursement of $500 will be made at or following the 2018 Joint Mini-Conference (TBA). The second $500 disbursement is contingent upon continued RNE Chapter participation: the Award winner will need to attend at least one RNE meeting or event within 12 months of the award, and participate in one (or more) RNE Chapter committees, excluding the Scholarship Committee. (Attendance and participation may take place either in person and/or virtually.) If the recipient is unable to use the award within the next academic year, he or she must return the award to the Chapter.

 
For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below. Completed materials should be emailed to: Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com; please write " 2018 RNE Scholarship Application for [Name] in the Subject line. (Applications and related materials may also be sent via mail per the information on the Scholarship's information page.)



For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below:



Completed materials should be mailed electronically to:
Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committe Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com

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Curatorial Internship, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA

Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Interns work closely with staff curators and the registrar, and help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Interns are integral to the success of the curatorial department and as such, they are fully integrated into the work environment. Interns observe and participate in a variety of department and inter-department brainstorming and organization meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in a contemporary art institution. Specific responsibilities for Spring 2018 (January 01-May 31, actual dates TBD) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department.

Qualifications
The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Application Instructions: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org) by December 10. For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.

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Reference Content Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

Reference Content Internship-
Spring 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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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA

Graduate Administrative Assistant - CAS Dean
 
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.
 
The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties and report back to the Executive Assistant. 
 
The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed. This appointment will last until May 12th, 2018 upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.
 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu. Address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

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Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship 2018

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to: 

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY 40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Student Staffer, ALA Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, LA

It's that time of year again! The time of year when we are able to nominate one student to attend the ALA Annual Conference, working a few hours each day for ALA and sharing a hotel room - with the conference paid for! The 2018 ALA summer the Annual Conference is held New Orleans: June 21-26, 2018 (http://2017.alaannual.org/). "In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 16 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities." Simmons will reimburse transportation up to $500.

Here is more information from the ALA: http://www.ala.org/groups/affiliates/chapters/student/resources/studenttostaffprogram.

We are only able to nominate one student to ALA, to receive this award. If you would like to be considered please email a statement of 300 words addressed to Colin Rhinesmith, SLIS ALA-SC Faculty Liaison. Tell me about your work to support the aims of ALA-SC at Simmons, your reasons for wanting to attend this conference, and how it will impact your professional work.

To qualify for the ALA student-to-staff program:

  • Each student must be a student chapter member;
  • Each student must be a current ALA member and remain an ALA member through the ALA Annual Conference that he or she is nominated to participate in;
  • Each student accepted cannot have previously participated in the program;
  • Yes, students are eligible if they graduate in May immediately before the conference.

The deadline for all email submissions will be Tuesday, December 5 before 5:00pm Eastern.

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Internships, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Available Positions Include: Title, Department

  • Art of the Americas Graduate Research Internship - Modern Design, 1920-45, Art of the Americas
  • Videography Internship, Intellectual Property
  • Marketing Department Internship, Marketing
  • Three-Dimensional Design Internship - Exhibitions and Design
  • Art of Europe Graduate Paintings & Exhibition Research Internship, Art of Europe
  • Rights and Permissions Research Internship, Intellectual Property
  • Development Prospect Research Internship, Public Relations
  • Registrar's Office Graduate Internship, Conservation and Collections Mgmt, Registrar's Office
  • Conservation Pre-Program Internship, Conservation and Collections Mgmt, Collections Managment
  • Conservation Graduate Internship, Conservation Administration and many others!


To learn more visit: http://www.mfa.org/employment/open-internships

Application Procedures:
Read this section (including the Frequently Asked Questions), carefully and completely before submitting your application. Applications not conforming to these posted procedures will not be acknowledged, processed, or considered.

E-mail is the preferred method of applying, with all attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. (You must attach your actual document; do not link to a cloud/drive version for download.) Applications should be e-mailed to: intern@mfa.org.

Cover letters should be addressed to: Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Programs Manager.

How to apply for an internship:

  1. Prepare a single document (MS Word or PDF) containing: a cover letter (addressed to Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Manager), and a current resume. 

Your cover letter must specify:

  • the internship title for which you are applying
  • why your interest, experience, and skills combine to qualify you for the internship
  • how the named internship fits into your academic and/or career goals
  • any periods when you are not available for an in-person interview
  • Only MS Word or PDF documents will be accepted and must not be cloud/drive versions to be downloaded.


2. Email the single document (as an attachment) to intern@mfa.org. Include your name and the title of the internship in the subject line of the email.

***A letter of recommendation (in either MS Word or PDF format) from either an academic instructor or advisor or a current/recent employer is strongly encouraged and may be submitted with the original cover letter/resume document. If submitted separately, the recommendation should be e-mailed directly to intern@mfa.org. All recommendations submitted separately (whether sent by you or a third party) must include the applicant's full name in the subject heading of the e-mail.

***When applying for an internship that requests a writing sample, please submit the sample as an additional attachment in PDF format.

Important Information: All internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are unpaid positions unless otherwise specified within the description.

Applicants may apply for up to--but no more than--three internships per season.

Applicants must submit a separate cover letter/resume combination for each internship. However, you may attach a copy of the same letter of recommendation to each of your applications.

Do not include the cover letter and resume in the body of your email; attach the combined cover letter/resume as a MS Word or PDF document.

The subject line of your email must include:

  • Your full name
  • The title of the internship for which you are applying
  • The season of the internship for which you are applying (for example: Herbert Jones, Public Relations Department Internship, Spring 2018)

All properly formatted applications will be acknowledged via email within five business days of receipt by the MFA.

Thereafter, and only upon the direction of the host department, you will receive either an interview invitation or a letter advising that you are not a finalist for the internship in question. Any applicant selected for an interview will usually be contacted first via email. (Note: we do not confirm receipt of recommendations that arrive separately from the original application.)

Incomplete and/or incorrectly formatted applications (i.e. cover letter and resume in separate documents) will not be acknowledged or nor considered.

Recommendations sent separately (i.e. by a third party) should be addressed to Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Manager, and should be emailed to intern@mfa.org.

If you choose to send your application by mail, please send to:
Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Programs Manager 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
465 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115


As of Monday, November 6, (5:00 p.m.), applications are being accepted for the Spring 2018 internships listed below only. 

Applications for these internships will be reviewed and the positions filled on a rolling basis through January 5, 2018.

Students selected for these internships must attend orientation on Saturday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m. 

Before submitting an application, carefully review the detailed application procedures and frequently asked questions. Your cover letter and resume must be combined into a single document, in either Word or PDF format, and attached to your email. We will not accept a link to your own cloud/drive which we must download. Also, you must specify in your cover letter any periods when you are not available for an in-person interview. (*Applications which do not conform to posted procedures will not be acknowledged or processed.)

Applications are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling, (i.e. first-come first considered) basis so apply early for full consideration. Each internship opportunity will be removed from the list once it is filled. You may apply to up to three internships.

*Spring 2018 internship opportunities will be published (and applications accepted) on Nov 6, 2017. 
**Summer 2018 internship opportunities will be published (and applications accepted) on/about Feb 5, 2018.

Any questions may be directed to intern@mfa.org.

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Library Intern, Esri, Redlands, CA

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

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

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

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

Conduct Library Operations:

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


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

Qualifications

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

Application Instructions: Apply at www.esri.com/careers

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Communications Intern, Community Research Initiative, Boston, MA

The Communications Intern will work within the context of the Development and Communications team and will be responsible for a range of projects related to branding in both traditional and online communications campaigns. The intern will report to CRI's Communications and Development Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, engage, and create regular posts on CRI's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Assist in creation of printed materials, including newsletters, infographics, appeals, marketing materials, and brochures
  • Create website content relating to CRI's research, outreach, and development efforts
  • Administrative tasks including: compilation of media kits, archive maintenance, mailing
  • Brainstorm new, innovative campaigns for social media engagement surrounding CRI initiatives and events
  • Attend and assist with special events, as availability allows
  • Special projects and collaboration with other departments may be available based on skills and interests of the applicant

Qualifications:

  • Interest in nonprofit work, HIV and/or hepatitis C research, infectious disease, public health, marketing, communications and/or developmenExperience creating content across social media platforms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Commitment to a flexible, but regular schedule each week
  • Experience with website content management system (CMS) or website maintenance
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or graphic design a plus

To apply, please email Libby Mullen, Communications and Development Manager at emullen@crine.org with a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample.

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Summer Interns, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions within the United States and its territories for the museum's Summer Internship Program.

Internship placements are available in the following departments: Education, Collections, Special Events, Horticulture, and Archaeology. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum's historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies.

You must be enrolled as a student in order to be eligible for an internship. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. Work weeks will generally consist of 37.5 hours. Space is available in Hough House for interns who need housing.

Hough House is open to all interns regardless of sex or age. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/interns.cfm

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00 upon completion of Internship

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Archives Assistant, Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives, Portland, ME

Internship: Archive Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

Applicant is expected to: Be able to work with others. Work at a standing work station. Lift 40lb.

Please email CV and letter of interest to: Dr. George Carhart, Engineering Archivist, DPW. gcarhart@portlandmaine.gov

The position pays $15.00 per hour and will be a 20 week internship at 20 hours per week.

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Graduate Assistantships, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Dr. Gregory Paveza, Interim Dean of Libraries, announces graduate assistantship opportunities with the James E. Brooks Library. Graduate assistantships allow individuals to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library. The assistantship is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's. Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant. 

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 1/22/2018 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/ Graduate assistants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of public and technical service activities.

 

Graduate assistantships are for one academic year but may be continued dependent on funding for positions for an additional year.  Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a stipend of $10,484, partial tuition waiver, medical insurance coverage, and payment of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic and Wellness fees.  The total contract value is approximately $18,454.13, subject to change. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for further information regarding contract benefits. 

 

Queries should be addressed to Kim Hansen, Administrative Specialist at kim.hansen@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1901, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.

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Collections & Archives Management Intern, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

INTERN TITLE:  The Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections and Archives Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 40 lbs. 

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

 

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

 

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

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Reference Services Intern, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program. The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course. The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production). In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internshipwesthartfordlibrary.org by December 15, 2017. Candidates will be notified by mid-January.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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Volunteer Opportunity, Teen Room, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is looking for a volunteer to help staff our Teen Room every other Friday during the school year.


Volunteers will work an average of 3 hours a week on every other Friday, between 2-5 PM between their start date and June 8, 2018.
Duties will include: providing information to patrons using the teen space, monitoring computer use and troubleshooting basic computer problems, basic shelving, shelf-reading, and familiarizing patrons with the collections and space.  We are seeking enough volunteers to cover the afternoons every other Friday, in three hour shifts, with the potential for other periodic requests for coverage on other days if it fits with the volunteer's schedule. More specific projects can be given if desired, to be determined by the volunteer and the Teen Services librarian. Interns will learn about the daily workings of a public library, specifically in Teen Services, and gain practical experience in staffing a public service desk in a busy public library.
All of our volunteers will need to fill out a CORI form to volunteer here at the library.  We will need a copy of your ID to submit with the form.
If interested, please contact the Teen Librarian Robin Brenner at rbrenner@minlib.net to set up a short interview. 

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British Studies 2018 - USM

"How would you like to spend a month in beautiful London, England, while earning graduate course credits?
 
If yes, then come along with us next June on British Studies 2018, a month-long study abroad program hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), for on-site lectures and guided tours of some of the U.K.'s most important and historic libraries, archives, and special collections.
 
The program is offered June 1 to July 2nd, 2018 and carries six hours of credit from The University of Southern Mississippi, a fully-accredited ALA institution of higher learning. Students participating in the LIS course will learn about historic and modern British repositories and collections on-site from distinguished British librarians, archivists, and information specialists.
 
Registration is now open, but space is limited. Completed online application, with $300 application fee, are due by February 15th, 2018. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. The withdrawal deadline is March 1st, by 11:59 p.m.
(Students from U.S. or Canadian LIS schools are more than welcome to participate; there are no out-of-state or out-of-country fees.)
Information about course requirements, including the tentative 2018 schedule and syllabus, is available at: www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies
 
Early Bird Special
Students who apply online and submit the $300 application fee to the Office of Study Abroad 
by December 8, 2017, at 5 pm will have a $50 discount applied to their account once fees are charged for the summer semester.  
 
A valid passport is required so applicants without a passport are encouraged to apply for one now. For more program details and to apply online, visit: www.usm.edu/british-studies

Accommodations
The British Studies Program is headquartered in central London at the University of Westminster's Marylebone Hall, across the street from Madame Tussaud's and very near the West End and Regent Park. The dorm rooms are small but modern; everyone gets a private room with a small, private bath and access to a shared kitchen. Participants quickly make friends with the students in their class as well as students from across the country. Note: This program includes extensive walking and taking stairs. There are also crowds in public transportation (buses and tube) and public attractions. The climate difference tends to affect allergies,
 
Costs
The cost for the program ($6200 USD) includes graduate tuition for 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited program, housing, and academic excursions, including day trips to Greenwich, Bletchley Park, and Oxford. There are no out-of-state fees. Airfare is not included in the cost of the program. However, students may opt in for a group flight departing either New Orleans, Jackson, Dallas or Charleston on June 1 and returning home on July 2 at the cost of $1,500. Students who book their own flight should discuss details with Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu prior to booking airfare. 
 
This program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, and other applicable scholarships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of Study Abroad. Call 601-266-4344 or visit the Web site: www.usm.edu/british-studies.
 
The British Studies Program offers two scholarships specifically for students accepted to this program. Southern Miss students can apply for the Frances and Phil Sudduth Scholarship. Students from consortium partner institutions can apply for the Kenneth "Rock" Clinton Scholarship. Applications for these scholarships open in March. 
 
If you have any questions about finances, please contact Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu
 
 
 
The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association and students from LIS and IS programs from across the U.S. and Canada have participated. Students will complete a reflective online journal about their experiences and sites visited. Additional requirements include relevant readings, two book reviews, and a research paper on an approved topic related to British libraries, archives, special collections or services. View the 2017 class blog with links to student blogs at: http://usmbritishstudies17.blogspot.com/

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Collection Management Internship, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

DOE

Collections Management Internship


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:
Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
Database experience

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:
Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:
14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:
$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:
Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

www.mos.org

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Processing Assistant, Archival Center, Winchester, MA

The Town of Winchester seeks a temporary paid Processing Assistant for a short term project in its Archival Center.

The selected candidate will gain experience with a number of archival duties including formatting finding aids and inputting them into the Center's Past Perfect online database, scanning and cataloging photographs, creating metadata/descriptions for individual items, and assisting with other processing tasks as directed.

This is a short-term project position (65 hours) to be worked between November 2107 and April 2018. Hours are flexible within Town Hall open hours (Monday-Friday).

Qualifications:

  • currently pursuing or recently completed MLS or MLIS degree with a concentration in Archives Management
  • Working knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and metadata
  • Experience with data entry/records creation

$15/hour; no benefits

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Archives@winchester.us. The position will remain open until filled.

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Collection Management Intern, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

Salary: DOE

Collections Management Internship
Museum of Science, Boston
www.mos.org


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database 
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer 
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
  • Database experience


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:

14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:

$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Application Instructions: 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

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

Reference & Instruction Internship, Spring 2017

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 either receive academic credit or a stipend for their work.

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 late January, 2018, and ends by early May.  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.  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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Knowledge Management Specialist, Linkage, Burlington, MA

Linkage, a leadership development advisory, is looking for an intern to help design and implement a knowledge management system to curate intellectual capital. This project will involve analyzing the current infrastructure of the digital filing system and determining the next steps for improvement. Linkage has substantial digital assets including collections of workshops and presentations that have accumulated over a 25 year period. This role will be designing and developing the technical foundation and digital repository to support the management, preservation, storage, and ease of retrieval of our resources. We also need assistance in setting policies, procedures, and prioritization for the creation of new content going forward. The goal is a modernization and simplification of our current system. A senior or graduate from the Library and Information Science school would be a great fit. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of content libraries with the ability/confidence to create and teach us about the best system that would fit our needs. This intern will work with and under the supervision of Linkage's Creative Services department. 

Please send resume or letter of interest to careers@linkageinc.com

 

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Digital Projects Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Digital Projects Intern January 2018

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Digital Projects Intern will use digital technologies to create and enhance access to our collections. They will conduct specific digitization, metadata creation, and assessment projects; document and refine existing procedures; and contribute to the development of new digital policies and workflows in the archives. Projects may include preparing materials for digitization, including inventorying, rehousing, and arranging; working with legacy oral history collections; conducting content assessments of Research Library web pages; researching digital scholarship software; researching copyright issues pertaining to archival materials; and creating content for social media posts highlighting collection materials. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. 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 is required. 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 $2500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship beginning in January 2018. 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 November 30, 2017, or until filled.

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Textual Processing Internship, 18-PROC-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program to be eligible for this position. 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting while attending graduate school.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

 

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-PROC-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. 

For more information, see this link.

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA 

Oral History Internship, 18-OH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing through our website.

 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

 

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-OH-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Audiovisual Archives Intern, Audiovisual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 18-AV-01

Application review begins: 21 November 2017. Open until filled.


Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

The Audiovisual Archives has an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week.  Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV-01, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, 21 November. This posting is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-18-AV-01-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 15 January 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum.

 

IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection.

 

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works.

 

The ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources.

 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Saturday, January 20 (9:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-April

For more information, contact:

Katherine I. Campbell

Coordinator of Rights & Permissions

KCampbell@mfa.org

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Intern, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

West Hartford Public Library

Reference Services Internship Program

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production).  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internship@westhartfordlibrary.org by November 26, 2016.  Candidates will be notified by mid-December.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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Manager, Database Administration, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead, MA

Job description: You will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of eBooks throughout our production and distribution process. You will play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata and the quality review of eBooks in the channel. You will have the chance to interact with some of the most interesting book publishers around the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and evaluate data to solve complex technical and operational issues.
  • Exercise superb technical judgment and influence. Contribute to discussions and decisions, Achieve consensus across several functional groups.
  • Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and Information Science programs encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams.
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market.
  • Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure.
  • Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives. 

Apply here.

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Intern, Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, RI

RI State Archives

337 Westminster St.

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 222-2353

The Rhode Island State Archives serves in preserving and maintaining the permanent records of state government. With a collection of historical records, dating from 1638 to the present, the "State Archives and Historical Records Act" created the State Archives as the "official custodian and trustee for the state of all public records of permanent historical, legal or other value". We are open to the public and assist patrons who wish to pursue research in genealogical topics, legislative history, and other interests.

The Rhode Island State Archives is seeking a library school student interested in materials description, meta data, exhibit building, inventory, and reference. The student will develop a working knowledge of the general parts and major individual resources that make up our collection and have the opportunity to select projects in reference, data entry, inventory, exhibitions, or if possible, specific projects created for a student with particular goals in learning in the archives and records keeping environment.

This is an unpaid position with hours of work negotiable within our regular business hours.

Qualifications:

  • Meet the requirements for eligibility as stated in your MLIS or equivalent program.
  • Ability to focus on and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Some experience or coursework in cataloging and copy-cataloging
  • Strong public services skills, including tenacity for information problem solving
  • Interest in gaining experience in an archives environment.
  • Available to work during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Please contact Ashley Selima, State Archivist and Public Records Administrator, at aselima@sos.ri.gov with questions or to apply. 

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Summer Analyst Intern, Federal Reserve Bank at New York, New York, NY

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is looking for summer interns. See full description on this brochure: https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/careers/research_analysts/2016_ra-brochure.pdf?la=en

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1.

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Intern Fair, FEDLINK, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

FEDLINK's Education Working Group and the Catholic University of America Department of Library & Information Science will be co-hosting a federal library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, November 1stfrom 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and meet other students and librarians seeking interns. Students from all library schools are welcome!
 
Library school students can meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. This high-impact event will include an intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about paid and unpaid internship opportunities, as well as federal and non-federal job openings for MLS students.
 
Students can also participate in 15 minute speed mentoring sessions with librarians, to discuss everything from how to write a resume to how to navigate a career in federal libraries.
 
Students who are interested in attending should register by October 30th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z5X2GH or by emailing: Roxie.Daneshvar@USDOJ.gov

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Student Ambassadors, Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Student Ambassadors Wanted

April 11-13, 2018

Due Date:
December 8, 2017

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival:
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

Purpose: The purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, held each spring at The University of Southern Mississippi, by aspiring graduate students in children's literature and/or library services to children. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children's literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field. It will also provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce who can become staunch supporters of CBF as they progress in their careers.

Responsibilities: The Ambassador Program provides free registration to the three-day event and shared housing in exchange for volunteer service at the festival.  Meals and travel expenses are not included.  Ambassadors are expected to be in attendance for all Book Festival events and are asked to do various duties throughout the festival.  Ambassadors are expected to be courteous and professional at all times.  The dress code is business casual.

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a MLS or MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children's literature or library and information science. They should have demonstrated experience in or knowledge of children's literature and/or library services to children. Completed class work can be considered in lieu of work experience.

To apply: Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references via email to Volunteer Coordinator Heather Moore hmsweed@gmail.com. (http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival)

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Internships, Salzburg Global Seminar Internship Program 2018, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Are you someone who is looking for an internship opportunity which will enable you to meet and network with established and emerging leaders from all over the world - and live in a palace for three months?


Salzburg Global Seminar is keen to find self-motivated and pro-active interns to assist across our departments with research, development, implementation, documentation and promotion for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

Internships are full-time for three months. Although unpaid, successful candidates will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket home, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of our programs.

TO APPLY

Salzburg Global is now accepting applications for the Library Internships taking place in 2018. Each internship is three months long with start dates periodically throughout the year. Please state your months of availability and preferred starting month. We will take this into consideration when assessing your application. To apply, please send your covering letter of motivation, your CV, and the names and contact details of two references to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar: hr@salzburgglobal.org

The deadline for applications is October 30."

Online Application Address: 

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Volunteers, Database Services, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Title: Database Services Volunteers

Description: Seeking volunteers to help scan record materials and index documents. At New England Historic Genealogical Society we depend on the help of our volunteers to provide the bulk of the data we organize into searchable databases. 

Volunteering can be done from the comfort of your own home, whenever you have time, for individuals interested in indexing. Volunteers are also welcome to come to the NEHGS library to index, as well as scan. Scanning can only be done at the library. Materials can be found on our online platform for indexing records, sign up for the platform is done through our special link. Volunteers must come into the Newbury St location for part of their weekly hours to fulfill criteria for credit or letters of recommendation. 

We currently have 2 major projects: digitizing parish records for the entirety of the Boston Archdiocese, and digitizing the fifth generation of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations books (Mayflower Silver Books). 

Listed below are possible options for volunteers to choose from:

  • Scanning materials for databases
  • Indexing material from sources into Excel spreadsheets OR using the online platform to index material
  • Editing images on the computer
  • May also include other responsibilities organized between the volunteer coordinator and individual based on skill set

Gain experience in:

  • Best practices for handling historical books
  • Interpreting primary source documents
  • Genealogical research
  • Special equipment: flatbed scanner, the Archivist Quill - a dual camera book scanner
  • Learn new computer programs: XnView, Photoshop

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will be reliable and great communicator.
  • Must have computer experience, and ability to learn easy computer programs.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Preferred: experience reading cursive or interpreting primary source documents.

How To Apply: Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Bianca Renzoni at Bianca.renzoni@nehgs.org

Apply by: Rolling Application Basis

Salary/Benefits: This is an UNPAID volunteer position. Compensation in the form of community service hours, college credit, letters of recommendation, museum/cultural center reciprocity program in the Boston Area, and limited access to the facilities. 

About this Organization: American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation's leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and awardwinning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families' unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 225,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a staff of 90 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.

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