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The latest internships/job opportunities for iSchool students and alumni are listed below.


iSchool MLIS students with interests in audiovisual archiving, please consider applying for this amazing opportunity!

Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship


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Jobs

Job: Music Librarian - Greenwich, CT

Organization Name
Greenwich Library (CT)

Job title
Music Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Greenwich, CT

Position & Job Description
Music Librarian – Greenwich Library (CT)

Join the Greenwich Library–and its highly talented team of professionals—as its next Music Librarian. For 217 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community. Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library,” proudly serves the 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. With a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time), a $10 million annual budget from public and private sources, and following a major renovation of the Main Library, the Library is implementing plans to serve the contemporary needs and interests of its community. 

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Under the direction of the Information Services Manager, the Music Librarian supervises and evaluates all operations and activities of their team; evaluates and recommends digital, electronic, and print products; works closely with Resource Management in budgeting and purchasing materials; gives excellent public service; contracts for musical performances in a 288-seat theater and develops other library programs; oversees all contracts negotiated with performers; participates in the hiring and training of staff; and keeps current with professional publications, dialogues and constantly updates self-knowledge of information resources.

Required Job Application Skills
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, four years post master’s experience in professional library work, a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity, or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion are required. Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra, BiblioCommons, and fluency in a second language (Japanese or Spanish) preferred. The incumbent will also be required to complete an additional supervisory training course within one year of hire.

Contact Person 
Brian Hare

How To Apply (link and instructions)
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (www.bradburymiller.com). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Brian C. Hare (brianhare@bradburymiller.com). Applicants must also apply via the Town of Greenwich job opportunities website for the role of Greenwich Music Librarian. This position closes on June 12, 2022.

Date that Application Closes 
June 12, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
The hiring salary range is $84,431 – $95,768 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.0

Internships

Internship: Archives Intern - Columbus, OH

Organization Name
Ohio History Connection

Job/Internship Name
Archives Intern

Internship description 
GENERAL SUMMARY:
Over the course of an academic semester, the intern will assist the Manuscripts Team with a two-year project to re-house and catalog the Warren G. Harding Presidential Papers. This position requires work on site at the Ohio History Connection headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule is flexible, but hours working on site must be Monday - Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM for 8-12 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Re-housing and labeling materials in archival boxes and folders.
  • Creating spreadsheets of box and folder data to load into the ArchivesSpace collections management system.
  • Assisting to promote the collection through the Ohio History Connection social media feeds.
  • Attaching appropriate authority controlled headings to folder level records in the Archives Space collections management system.
  • Curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current graduate student in a Library Science or Public History program.
  • Coursework in archival cataloging, description and access, or metadata.
  • Attention to detail while working on repetitive tasks as this position is very detail oriented

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Current graduate students in a Library Science or Public History Program
  • Coursework in archival cataloging, description, and access or metadata

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed 
M-F, 9AM-5PM , 8-12 hours a week

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
To apply, visit www.ohiohistory.org/jobs and use the Applicant Tracking System to apply. Please include resume, cover letter, and applicable application materials. For questions and accommodations, please email applicant@ohiohistory.org or call 614-297-2500.

Location of organization
Columbus, OH 

Link to organization website/job application
www.ohiohistory.org/jobs

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?
Not paid
 

Internship: Library and Archives Internships - Wilberforce, OH

Organization Name
Wilberforce University

Job/Internship Name
Library and Archives Internships

Internship description (type of work/possible projects). 

Library Interns:
Interns will assist the Library Director with copy and original cataloging, and processing of print materials on and off the shelves. The library has almost 200,000 individual items, including books, periodicals, and journals.
Interns will assist the Library Director and Archivist with researching books slated to be part of the rare books collection. This includes helping to determine if the books should be placed in this collection or another library location, the physical status of the books relating to their damage and possibility of repair.
Interns will assist in the delivery and expansion of the information literacy program. They will help to update and develop learning guides to supplement the current program and creative ways to expand it.

Interns will assist with the collection develop and maintenance. This will include review of the current collections to identify damaged and/or outdated materials that need removed and/or replaced as well as identifying areas where there are subject gaps and/or more resources are necessary.

Interns will learn the basics of conducting a successful reference and/or research transaction. They will help to train students, faculty and staff on the use of the library and its resources, both digital and print.

Interns will assist in the expansion of the virtual library. They will help to edit, expand, and/or create resources and learning guides to be placed within the Virtual Library in the University’s LMS (Canvas) and/or using LibGuides.

Archive Interns:
Interns will assist the Archivist with processing projects when necessary. Interns will also help monitor the condition of the, for example, temperature and humidity. Individuals will also supervise reading room patrons, including retrieving materials requested. 

Interns will scan different photograph mediums, such as polaroids and cabinet cards. The Interns will scan individual documents for the online catalog and prepare metadata for the online catalog as well.

Interns will organize and house various unprocessed photographs for temporary storage. Interns will combine photographs with similar subjects in order to match them with their proper collection at a later date.

Interns will scan the fragile documents relating to the African Methodist Episcopal Church such as minutes and reviews using a book scanner. Interns will also scan other rare books as needed. The interns will prepare this metadata for the library catalog.

Interns will convert analog mediums such as VHS tapes and DVDs to digital files. The interns will also be responsible for preparing this metadata for the library catalog.

Interns will conduct oral interviews with members of Wilberforce alumni and community members. Interviews can be conducted over the phone, using Zoom, or in person when necessary. The interns are responsible for creating their own scripts and questions for the interviews.

Interns will work collaboratively to draft and release social media posts related to Wilberforce and potentially write articles about artifacts, archival materials, or historic buildings on campus for community outreach. This intern may collaborate with interns working on various projects as subjects for social media posts.
Interns will help create small exhibits to display around the library. Exhibits can include photographs, memorabilia, and documents suitable for display. Interns will also create the label text for items on display.

Interns will process small collections (less than 5 linear feet) in the archives. This includes creating finding aids for the online catalog, and deaccessioning items. Interns will also help create finding aids for other processed collections, including description of items and folder lists. 

Interns will transcribe documents and books for the online catalog. This may include transcribing pages that are too fragile for scanning. This intern may collaborate with interns working on scanning books and documents. The intern will also work to improve access to the collections, including providing detailed text describing pictures or hard to read text.

Interns will work on community outreach, including contacting potential artifact donors. Interns will be responsible for accessioning these into new collections.
Other projects as necessary.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 

  • effective oral and written communication
  • strong attention to detail
  • experience with basic research techniques
  • ability to organize and analyze
  • experience/ familiarity with Wilberforce history
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team
  • experience with Microsoft Suite
  • experience with audio visual equipment (for oral interviews intern)
  • desire to learn about library and/or archives

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) 

Hours and availability of the intern will depend on the student’s class schedule, as well as the library hours (9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Thursday). This position will be an onsite opportunity, subject to change with local, state, and federal Covid-19 and health regulations.

How to apply 

Please submit your resume and proof of student status to SRostron@wilberforce.edu. This can include unofficial transcripts or student ID card. Additionally, please send a brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) to SRostron@wilberforce.edu and MSnare@wilberforce.edu so we may help select the project(s) that best fit you.

For any additional questions, please email SRostron@wilberforce.edu or MSnare@wilberforce.edu.

Location of organization
Wilberforce, Ohio

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?
Not paid

Internship: Eastern Gateway Community College - Steubenville and Youngstown, OH

Organization Name
Eastern Gateway Community College

Job/Internship Name
Reference and Instruction Internship

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).
The Reference and Instruction intern will work remotely with EGCC Library and Information Commons’ staff to provide virtual reference and instructional services to our students and staff. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with hands-on experience in a fast paced Community College Library that serves over 30,000 students and faculty.
   
An Intern will:

  • Provide virtual reference and instructional assistance to library patrons by means of email, chat, video chat or phone.
  • Assist in the creation of online research and topic guides related to our offered programs of study.
  • Participate in the creation of new web based tutorials and the updating of existing tutorials.
  • Create at least one on-demand instructional video for use by our students and faculty.
  • And other reference and instruction projects and duties as assigned.

Required skills, competencies and knowledge of student.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be comfortable in a remote work environment.
  • Prior coursework in reference services.
  • Working knowledge of OhioLINK and a strong comfort level with instructional technology.
  • Possess a strong public service orientation and be able to work effectively and courteously with a diverse population of students, staff and the public.

   

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed
This internship is available for the Spring Semester. Our Library Hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m -10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9a.m.- 2 p.m. While afternoon and evening hours are preferred, the Library will work with the intern to create a schedule that is mutually beneficial to both parties. Depending on the Library and Information Commons’ staffing and service levels during the Spring, on-campus onboarding may be possible at either our Steubenville or Youngstown campus.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Brian Richards, Library and Resource Director
Eastern Gateway Community College
brichards@egcc.edu

Deadline for application
Open

Location of organization
Steubenville and Youngstown Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
To learn more about Eastern Gateway Community College, visit our website.

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Archives Intern - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Archives Intern

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).
Archives interns will work under the supervision of a WRHS archivist to process materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, arrangement and description, and full processing of the textual, photographic, and multimedia materials in the collections. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with archival and manuscript materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  • Research and compile collection relevant information for the finding aid
  • Create a processing plan for the collection including a proposed system of arrangement
  • Arrange, describe, and rehouse the collection in accordance with professional standards, internal policies, and their approved processing plan
  • Create a finding aid that will be made available via OhioLink and the WRHS library catalog upon completion
  • Participate in other archival activities as needed, including reference, digitization, and outreach

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  • Fully process a collection, including a digitally published finding aid, under the guidance of the internship supervisor
  • Gain hands-on experience with processing best practices and implementation of professional standards
  • Practice techniques and theory learned from course work in a real-world work environment
  • Develop skills and knowledge to help enhance their classroom experiences and increase future career prospects
  • Gain an overview of the operations of a special collections and archives department

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of LIS 60652 Foundations of Recordkeeping In Society is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland, OH

Link to organization website/job application
Link here.

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Digitization - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Digitization Internship

Internship description 
Digitization interns will work under the supervision of a WRHS archivist to digitize materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, digitization, creation of metadata, and uploading of both the images and metadata to the WRHS digital portal. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with digitizing archival and manuscript materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  1. Research and choose a collection to digitize in full that can be completed by the end of the internship
  2. Study how different types of materials are digitized and digitally stored at WRHS
  3. Digitize a complete collection and capture the relevant metadata for the collection
  4. Upload the collection to the digital portal for public access
  5. Participate in digitization meetings and discussions about issues and the future of the field

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  1. Create an online exhibit that will be featured in the digital portal and accessible to the general public via the internet
  2. Learn about metadata standards and practice implementing standards
  3. Practice how to properly handle archival and special collection materials when digitizing
  4. Learn how to problem solve when technology issues arise
  5. Gain an understanding of how the general public interacts with the digital humanities

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of one or more of the following electives: LIS 60651 Digital Image Processing and Collection Management; LIS 60652 Foundations of Recordkeeping in Society; or LIS 60637 Metadata Architecture and Implementation is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland OH

Link to organization website/job application
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Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Cataloging - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Cataloging Intern

Internship description 
Cataloging interns will work under the supervision of the WRHS cataloger to process and catalog materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, integration, and deaccession of the published, unpublished, and multimedia materials in the collections. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with special collection materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  1. Catalog print materials (books, magazines, and pamphlets) in WRHS library collection including retrospective cataloging of existing collections and new acquisitions
  2. Assign call numbers following WHRS Library classification guidelines
  3. Use CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Libraries ILS to create item records
  4. Use OCLC Connexion for bibliographic records (copy and original cataloging)
  5. Use Library of Congress Authorities to assign indexing terms to electronically accessible descriptive catalogs

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  1. Gain understanding of cataloging processes
  2. Become familiar with cataloging standards
  3. Become proficient with assigning call numbers
  4. Learn how to effectively search and catalog using OCLC Connexion bibliographic utility
  5. Learn the importance of controlled vocabulary and its importance in collection portals

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of LIS 60602 Cataloging and Classification I is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland, OH

Link to organization website/job application
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Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Collection Development & Management - Remote Work

Organization Name

Open Access Digital Theological Library

Job/Internship Name

Collection Development & Management Internship

Internship description

Student interns will learn how to curate Open Access content in an OCLC WorldShare environment. Upon completion of the internship, students will be to

  1. Locate university level Open Access content,
  2. Create collections in OCLC's knowledge base,
  3. Populate OCLC collections with appropriate Open Access content, and
  4. Troubleshoot collection and discoverability problems in the OCLC WMS environment.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student

Although the OADTL staff will train and supervise student interns, interns must

  1. be comfortable with working remotely via the web,
  2. have a high degree of attention to detail, and
  3. be highly coachable and trainable for new skill acquisition.

Although the OADTL curates content in religious studies (and related disciplines), no confessional commitments or orientation is required. All interns must be committed to the ALA's prohibitions against censureship in any form.

Projected schedule

  • Students will be trained over the web via live video meetings.
  • The dates and times for training are quite flexible.
  • After the initial training, students may work at any time which is convenient for the student.
  • Students never need to be physically present at the OADTL, although the student must participate in live, interactive training.

How to apply

Interested students should contact, Dr. Thomas E. Phillips, Ph.D., MLS, to make inquires.

director@digitaltheologicallibrary.org

Deadline for application

This is an ongoing opportunity. There is no deadline.

Location of organization

Upland, CA, but the internship is non-residential and can be completed from any location.

Link to organization website/job application

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Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid