iSchool Job & Internship Board

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

Students who are interested in an opportunity should follow the employer's recommended application process.  If you're seeking an internship, you must contact your academic advisor first to make sure that an internship meets curricular requirements in order to count for academic credit. Not all internships qualify for academic credits.

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Jobs

Job: User Procurement Coordinator - Cambridge, OH

Organization Name
Guernsey County District Public Library

Job title
User Procurement Coordinator

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Cambridge, Ohio

Position & Job Description
The User Procurement Coordinator for the Guernsey County District Public Library will be an individual who is passionate about reaching individuals throughout Guernsey County who have not traditionally been able to access our physical locations, whether due to transportation, medical, or other limitations. This is a new position within the library, so this is an opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic, and visionary individual to make their mark on library services in Guernsey County moving forward. The person who fills this position should be highly public-service oriented, enthusiastic about connecting people with the library, and should be very comfortable with problem solving and taking initiative. This position would work closely with the Director and Assistant Director to plot a course for outreach services and public relations moving forward.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Formulating goals, outcomes, plans and procedures for implementing outreach services in accordance with organizational priorities
  • Maintaining the Bookmobile collection, including selection and deselection over time
  • Incorporating all aspects of library service, internal and external, across all library departments, into outreach services
  • Researching community needs and developing new services and initiatives to meet those needs
  • Creating, planning, and evaluating multiple delivery routes throughout Guernsey County
  • Coordinates system-wide library services to specific target populations including students, residential home residents, and underserved communities
  • Coordinating outreach at community events and organizing staff to work at events; maintaining good public relations with the community, including extensive networking
  • Providing customer service to patrons and potential patrons throughout Guernsey County
  • Ensuring Bookmobile is operating properly and initiates maintenance and repair of the vehicle appropriately, including scheduled repairs and tune-ups and routine fluid changes
  • Ensuring safe and careful operation of the Bookmobile for staff and patrons. Ensures staff working on Bookmobile are trained in vehicle operational and safety procedures.
  • Overseeing the performance of Library Assistants providing Bookmobile service and/or Library Assistants in Branch locations as needed
  • Establishing and executing a public relations plan for the library system that effectively leverages traditional media, social media, and digital platforms to better inform the public of the library’s services
  • Promotes public awareness of the library by creating connections with community groups and organizations
  • Assists in system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing
  • Other duties as assigned

   

Required Job Application Skills
Job Qualifications
   

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and current insurance and clean driving record
  • Experience in public libraries or other relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • High level of comfort taking initiative and completing projects independently at high standards
  • Multitasking proficiency
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee department operations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, websites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current, and relevant collection and how these relate to library services
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to lift items and boxes up to 40 pounds, and push loaded book carts of up to 200 pounds.

   

Preferred Job Application Skills
Preferred Qualifications
   

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a Master’s Degree in a similar field
  • Three to five years increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting
  • Supervisory Experience in a library setting

   

Contact Person
Luke Bentley, Assistant Director

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Submit your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter to our Assistant Director Luke Bentley by email to luke.bentley@gcdpl.org, with User Procurement as the email subject.

Date that Application Closes
Open until Filled

Potential Salary & Benefits
$35-40,000/year, with employer-paid insurance, sick leave, vacation and personal leave. Contact Luke Bentley for more information at luke.bentley@gcdpl.org.

Job: Law Librarian - Wooster, OH

Organization Name
Wayne County (OH) Law Library

Job title
Law Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
107 W. Liberty St.
Wooster, OH

Position & Job Description
The Law Librarian will act as Chief Administrator for the County Law Library Resource Board (CLLRB) which, through the Wayne County Law Library, provides research, reference, and library services to the county and to the municipal corporations, townships, and courts within the county and manages the coordination, acquisition, and utilization of legal resources.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Maintain the Law Library as a physical and online space by providing regular hours of service, assuring computers and printers are functioning, maintaining online library catalog and library blog, and maintaining access to Westlaw and other online databases.
  • Fiscal Management by participating in GEMS county-wide accounting system; submitting, preparing, and overseeing annual budget; preparing vendor and blanket purchase orders; authorizing and paying invoices; and monitoring statutory contributions to CLLRB.
  • Reference Service to library visitors and phone inquiries, maintaining library webpage and online catalog, requesting and providing materials to and from consortium members, the courts, the legal community, the county, and the public.
  • Collection Development by evaluating and processing requests for additional resources, participating in consortium activities and staying informed of new developments, and reporting resource usage and library visits.

   

Preferred Job Application Skills
Skills in Microsoft Office applications, public relations, research and computer troubleshooting is preferred. Knowledge of database structures, experience in vendor negotiation, and familiarity with legal terminology. Experience searching Westlaw and other legal databases. Library experience and/or a Master’s Degree in Library Science is a plus, but not required.

Contact Person
Barb Chapin 330-287-5409.

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Qualified applicants must complete a required employment application (downloadable from our website) and email it along with your resume to waynecountyhr@wayneohio.org. You can also mail it to the Wayne County Commissioners’ Office, 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691, Attn: Barb Chapin. Questions? Call 330-287-5409.

Date that Application Closes
Review of applications begins Aug 5 and position remains open until filled.

Internships

Internship: Town Hall Collections - Zoar, OH

Organization Name
Historic Zoar Village

Job/Internship Name
Town Hall Collections

Internship description
The Town Hall Museum holds a large collection of items that are in need of cataloging, assessing, and given proper collections care. We are looking into purchasing Proficio and moving our collections data to the new software. We are also going to catalog the Town Hall in its entirety so that the staff, other than our volunteer curator know what is in the collection. We are also working on cataloging and rehousing our more modern (1970s to present) photographic collection with the hope of eventually getting the collection on Ohio Memory. We are starting STEPS and as with most organizations, collections will be our most challenging portion. If you have any students looking for any archival, collections, or any other history or STEPS related internships, please keep us in mind.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student.
We are looking for interns with a high level of organizational skills. We are also looking for interns who can assist our volunteers and help them understand the process of proper care of collections.

Projected schedule 
At least 8 hours per week.

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to Tammi Shrum at tshrum@historiczoarvillage.com

Deadline for application
Ongoing

Location of organization
Zoar, Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
Link can be found here.

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: Library Exploration Internship - Blue Ash, Ohio

Organization Name

Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium aka Swon Libraries

 

Job/Internship Name

Library Exploration Internship

 

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).

SWON Libraries is a consortium of more than 45 libraries in Southwestern Ohio. Our members include public library systems (large and small), academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries. As the hub of this diverse membership, we provide ongoing education, coordinate the sharing of resources, work with our members in planning and presenting both programs and events, and promote a platform for social and career networking in the Southwest Ohio library community. A student intern at SWON will work with us in all these areas gaining a real life picture of library policies, issues, operations, and work life across all areas of librarianship. In addition to working in our office, we will design the internship based on the student's interests. If a student is interested in learning more about the different kinds of librarianship, we will set up visits and introduce them to practitioners in all types of libraries. On the other hand, If a student knows they were born to be a children's librarian, we can help them connect with children's librarians across our region providing an in depth look at that area of practice.

 

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student.

No particular skills, just curiosity and a willingness to learn.

 

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 year round. Occasionally, when we are involved in programs, we work extended hours. Within this time frame an intern can create his/her own schedule, set a start and end date, and determine the number of hours worked each week.

 

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)

Contact Gayle Ecabert, Executive Director, at gayle@swonlibraries.org
Please include a short statement discussing why you are interested in working with us and a current resume.

 

Deadline for application

open

 

Location of organization

Blue Ash, Ohio (East side of Cincinnati)

 

Link to organization website/job application

View their website

 

Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

 

Internship: Digitizing Ohio Ballet Collection - Akron, OH

Organization Name

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Job/Internship Name

Digitizing Ohio Ballet Collection

Internship description (type of work/possible projects)

Student will spend internship hours scanning past performance materials and programs from the large and vast Ohio Ballet Collection in Special Collections at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Student will also learn how to us CONTENTdm and upload Ohio Ballet materials corresponding metadata into our Summit Memory, website which is available at this LINK.
   
   

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student

Familiarity with basics of scanning software and digital resolution when scanning items, interest in dance/performance and also local history writing, willingness to be instructed about metadata and subject authority control.

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed

Hours flexible and negotiable to student's schedule and classes.

How to apply

Very general resume and cover letter stating why interested internship is preferred.

Contact: Mary Plazo, Special Collections Division Manager, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Email: mplazo@akronlibary.org

Phone: 330-643-9030

Deadline for application

No deadline

Location of organization

Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44326-0001

Link to organization website/job application

Apply Online

Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?

Not paid

 

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
 

Internship: Research Assistant - Youngstown, OH

Organization Name

Mahoning County Law Library

Job/Internship Name

Research Assistant

Internship description (type of work/possible projects). In other words, how the student will spe...

The MCLL is seeking an intern to update and expand our legal research guides (https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mahoningcountyoh.gov%2F905%2FLibrary-Research-Guides&token=qHk3uLsv6g3sSdK1nbkXMzDcCJpk4Q%2BpfrJmB9O1qkw%3D). The legal research guides are intended to be a starting point for anyone who wishes to conduct legal research at the Mahoning County Law Library. It will be the responsibility of the intern to review the current guides for accuracy and currency, to add abstracts to the items listed, and to research to see if there are any additional sources which should be added. The intern may also divide the guide into two or more specific guides if warranted. The library is also looking to add new guides to cover additional legal research areas. The intern should plan on completing at least one guide during his or her internship.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. (Internship site can recommend that cert...

Advanced understanding of legal research is required.

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed –...

It is expected that the majority of the work will be done at the Mahoning County Law Library under the supervision of the director. The successful candidate will work 5-10 hours per week at the library between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The library will accommodate students schedules and needs.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)

Please send a cover letter and resume to smcgrew@mahoningcountyoh.gov.

Questions may be directed to Susan McGrew, Director of the Mahoning County Law Library. She can be reached at 330-740-2295 x. 7782 or smcgrew@mahoningcountyoh.gov.

Deadline for application

Open

Location of organization

Mahoning County Common Pleas Courthouse, 120 Market St., 4th Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503

Link to organization website/job application

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Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?

Not paid