Fall 2012 Internships

These are the current requests for interns needed for Fall 2012. If you have an interest in other internships, please take a look at our other internship pages for facilities and contact information. Many places will not necessarily post that they need interns but most are happily willing to take on interns.
Note: Posts are updated weekly so be sure to check back for new postings

    • Kenneth Cole Productions

For information regarding this internship, please click on the link below
http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Kenneth-Cole-intern.pdf
Those interested can forward their resumes to Kimberly Whittaker, Senior Career Development Counselor, at kimberly.whittaker@liu.edu.

    • Part-Time Referencing Intern (Remote) I

Infotrieve is a global leader in information services and content management technology for businesses. For more than 20 years we have been providing corporate information centers, R&D facilities, and legal, business affairs and product professionals in more than half the Fortune 500 with a broad array of software solutions and services.
Position Overview
As an Advanced Referencing Services Intern, you will gain real-world experience doing advanced referencing work for us in the scientific, medical and technical research fields. Infotrieve is a large employer of recent MLS graduates from many of the top library schools. Those who have participated in the internship that performed well will be given priority consideration in our future hiring plans. This position can be located from home or out of our Wilton, CT office for local candidates. Hours are flexible and can range from 10 – 25 hours per week. This is a paid position at $10/hr.

Responsibilities

• Search across specialized databases including PubMed, OVID, Proquest, WorldCAT, OCLC, 1st Search, etc.

• Locate source publications containing hard-to-find items including journal articles, theses and dissertations, periodicals, conference proceedings and patents

• Obtain copyright permissions for hard-to-clear items

• Ensure citations are accurately matched to bibliographic records by consulting multiple online library catalogs

• Place interlibrary loans

• Initiate contact with publishers and vendors to obtain unusual items

Requirements

• Full time student pursuing MLIS

• 3.5 GPA or better out of 4.0 grading scale

Knowledge of university and library catalogues

• Proficiency using citation databases such as PubMed preferred

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong PC skills

How to Apply Please submit your resume and transcripts to careers@infotrieve.com and reference the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

    • Center for Fiction

Looking for current students or recent graduates for an Internship at the Front Desk/Reference/Cataloging. It is an unpaid position but can be taken for school credit. Interns can gain experience in original and copy cataloging of materials into the OPAC, circulation, reader’s advisory, reference, as well as general experience working in a non-profit library. The open shift is currently Tuesdays from 3-8pm AND Thursdays from 3-8pm PLUS a flexible two-hour shelving shift.

The Center for Fiction is also interested to find a general Intern for cataloging and organizing archival materials.

All interns will receive a free year’s membership to the library and access to our writer’s studio. Interested candidates should email Interim Head Librarian, Leslie Bernstein at leslie@centerforfiction.org. Please respond with the desired internship position in the subject of your email. Feel free to learn more about us by visiting our website: http://centerforfiction.org/.

    • IMMEDIATE OPENING Fall Internship at Scholastic

Scholastic Inc/ Publishing company Corporate/ Special Library
557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
(Located in SoHo neighborhood/ downtown Manhattan)
(Broadway between Prince and Spring near Broadway -Lafayette subway station, Spring St Station and Prince St station)

The library serves the writers, editors, and other corporate staff at Scholastic Inc, the children’s book publisher.

Requirements: Library School Student must be enrolled in an internship course for school credit and must provide proof of registration in internship class.

Hours: Flexible

Position Description: As an intern at the Scholastic Library/Archives, the library school student will be exposed to the day-to-day workings of a corporate special library and archive. The intern will learn the basics of maintaining an archival book collection and corporate reference work. The intern will assist the Library staff with various tasks including, but not limited to:

1. Assist in retrospective book cataloging project as well as in cataloging new and incoming books.
2. Reference work, article searching, using ProQuest, Factiva, Nexis and other sources
3. Archive maintenance

If interested, please send resume to library@scholastic.com, Karen Van Rossem 212-343-6188

    • Holland Society of NY

The library of the Holland Society of New York is seeking an intern. This is an unpaid internship and preference will be given to students seeking course credit.

The primary duty of the intern will be assisting the Librarian with the day to day functions of the library. This will include cataloging, shelving, collection development and responding to reference inquiries. Other projects will include; creating an inventory of archival materials and formulating a plan for re-housing and storage of these materials, producing finding aids or pathfinders for genealogy in specific New York counties, and assisting with the sale of duplicate books.

Applicants should be enrolled in a Library Science graduate program, available at least one day during the week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and have some experience or interest in local history and/or genealogy. Students with completed coursework in the archives track are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested students should send their resume to hsnylibrary@gmail.com before September 26, 2012.

    • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens- Photography

Department: Digital and Print Media
Reports to: Director of Digital and Print Media

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of New York City’s most treasured natural spaces and a vital botanical resource. In addition to its magnificent grounds and plant collections, BBG is esteemed for its education, research, and community outreach programs.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden photography intern will help document BBG’s collections and events; label plant images by botanical name; moderate BBG’s visitor photo group; participate in BBG’s social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram; and help update photo pages on bbg.org using a content management system. The photography intern will gain great real-world experience and portfolio material.

Qualifications:
Experience with digital photography; excellent eye for composition and exposure
Clean command of English language and ability to work within house style
Familiarity with garden plants and botanical nomenclature

Preferred:
Understanding of digital file organization and metadata best practices
Proficiency with Adobe design software
Experience with photo archiving systems

Please include links to representative photos with your application.

Paid Stipend

Detailed Job Description
http://www.bbg.org/pdf/BBGphotointernFall2012.pdf

Application Link
http://www.bbg.org/about/employment/photography_intern

    • Anthology Film Archives Digital Initiatives

Anthology Film Archives is currently working on a digital initiatives project to provide scholarly access to several avant-garde and experimental film publication runs through its upcoming digital collections website. Digital Initiatives (DI) interns will specifically assist with the early digitization stages of this project and in doing so will take on the tasks relating to: developing workflows for cataloging digital preservation master files, transcoding and creating web-ready access derivatives, detecting transmission/storage errors with checksums and other validation tools, and researching relevant imaging science and technology. The culmination of the latter work mentioned is a planned web exhibition supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts focusing on independent filmmakers active between the years 1975-1990. Anthology’s Archivists will supervise all Digital Initiatives interns.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

§ Experience with analog-to-digital workflows, systems of signal measurement, cataloging, and databases

§ Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS3, Scan Tailor, Homer

§ Computer experience (cross-platform) required; knowledge of digital repositories a plus

§ Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

§ Ability to maintain mental effort and attention to detail

§ Connoisseurship of avant-garde cinema an asset

Internship commitments are for a minimum 3-4 months, equivalent to a school semester or summer. Interns work two to three days each week, Monday through Friday, from 11:00am-5:30pm. It is possible to get school credit for your internship.

Those interested should send a cover letter and resume to John Klacsmann, Archivst at johnk@anthologyfilmarchives.org,

    • Girl Scouts of Nassau County

seeks an intern or volunteer for assistance with an archival project; see attached bellow for more information.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Internship

    • Poets House Library

Poets House, a nonprofit literary organization with a 50,000-volume non-circulating library of poetry books, chapbooks, and multimedia, is looking for interns and volunteers starting immediately.

Interested candidates are invited to send resumes Gina Scalise: gina@poetshouse.org. Volunteers and interns are generally scheduled for a minimum five-hour shift (sometime during Tuesday-Friday, 11-7).
We are in the process of transitioning ou of our current catalog from an old Filemaker database to Koha and are seeking interns to help specifically with cataloging and the various enriching and correcting of records.

We have a very small staff and an intern’s responsibility is on par with full time staff. Please, only very interested candidates need apply. Please be advised, this is an unpaid internship opportunity.

An internship with Poets House offers you experience in a special collection library, access to our extensive collection of rare poetry titles and an opportunity to attend programs and lectures offered by Poets House.

Tasks include but are not limited to:
-help catalog new donations and backlog of journals, books and multimedia -catalog projects -write thank you letters, shelve books,and other general maintenance of the library
-shelf checking
-answer reference questions
-occasionally give brief tours of the space
-research new poetry titles for our annual exhibition
(http://poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/ph-showcase)

Required qualifications:
-friendly open personality
-working knowledge of MARC
Recommended qualifications:
-appreciation or love of poetry

    • NYPL – Mulberry Street Branch

We are seeking Volunteers for the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library for the Fall of 2012. This is a great opportunity for MLIS students interested in a career in public libraries to get hands-on experience working with collections, programming, and with the public.

We specifically need help with collection maintenance, but there are also opportunities for cultivating reference skills, designing community information projects, readers advisory, assisting with programming, and working closely with the Young Adult and Children’s departments.

Time and days are flexible, we can work with your schedule, and with your program advisors. The library is located in SoHo, very close to the Broadway/Lafayette BDFM station, the Bleeker St. 6 train, or the R to Prince Street. Please email sherriliberman@nypl.org for more information.

    • Thomas J. Watson Library’s Stacks Inventory Project (SIPro)

The Thomas J. Watson Library’s Stacks Inventory Project (SIPro) is a major, long-term project whose goal is to ensure that every item with an MMA/non-LC call number that is currently shelved onsite (with some specific exclusions) has a barcode and a security target appropriately affixed, and is represented properly in the Library’s online database. SIPro processing work will also involve shelf-reading and labeling. The appropriate candidates should be able to quickly develop functional familiarity with Watson Library’s call-number system, be comfortable handling books and perform­ing various processing tasks, and be very efficient and attentive to detail. S/he will also have the opportunity to work in other technical-services and circulation-oriented areas.

Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The Library’s holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with particular emphasis on European and American art, and substantial holdings in ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art.

Please email John.Lindaman@metmuseum.org with “Internship opportunity” as the subject line; please include a current resume and your availability.

    • East Northport-Northport Public Library

The East Northport-Northport Public Library is looking for an intern in their Teen Services department. Two full time teen librarians are available to supervise and assist an intern in gaining experience in a busy teen department.
Hours are flexible and the library will work around your schedule.

If interested, contact James Olney at jolney@suffolk.lib.ny.us.

    • PS 126/MAT school library internship

PS 126/MAT is a PreK-8 public school located in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. The library was re-created and re-opened during the 2008-2009 school year, after a several-year hiatus, then renovated over the summer of 2011 and is now open and running. Our school is located in a high-poverty area, and is lucky to be filled with eager readers – the library receives a high volume of daily traffic. The PS 126/MAT library welcomes those interested in an internship placement as well as those seeking fieldwork hours.

If you are interested, please contact Joanie Terrizzi: ps126matlibrary@gmail.com

    • Manhattanville College Library

The Manhattanville College Library runs on a 24/7 basis for 12 weeks of each semester. We are interested in having a library school intern work some overnight hours along with one of our student workers. Dimensions of experience that a library school student might gain from doing this include:

Public Services, measuring service quality
Introduction to supervising student employees
Facilities Management and Security
Ethnographic study of library user behavior/needs

We could use someone to start as soon as Sunday, September 9.

Jeff Rosedale
Director, Manhattanville College Library
2900 Purchase St., Purchase NY 10577
Voice: 914-323-5277 Fax: 914-694-8139
Jeff.Rosedale@mville.edu

    • Triple Canopy

Archives position available

http://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/

Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Recent contributors
Erica Baum, Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, Roberto Bolaño, Joshua Cohen, Teddy Cruz, Keren Cytter, Rivka Galchen, Rachel Harrison, Wayne Koestenbaum, Tan Lin, Tom McCarthy, Matt Mullican, Ed Park, Erin Shirreff, Bob Stein, Eve Sussman, and Leslie Thornton, among others

Volunteer and internship duties
Triple Canopy is seeking an Archive Intern to assist in creating and maintaining its digital archive, comprised of the various audio, video, image, and text-based media published in the magazine, as well as our administrative and institutional records. The Archive Intern will have the unique opportunity to participate in the development of a digital archive for a digital-born publication. S/he will work closely with one or two editors to establish workflow guidelines for archiving digital assets as new issues of the magazine are published, and to attend to the backlog of materials produced and/or acquired since the magazine’s inception. The Archive Intern will then begin collecting and organizing digital assets according to established guidelines. Furthermore, s/he will have the opportunity to work with editors on collecting, preparing, and reimagining digital-born materials for the magazine’s third annual print anthology. Depending on time and interest, the intern may also contribute to the development of the magazine’s physical archive as well. The internship will begin in late September, 2012.

Most participants contribute between 8 and 12 hours per week, for the duration of a school semester or summer. All positions are unpaid, however students may earn university credit through participating institutions. Background in library sciences, information studies, and/or digital archiving preferred.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resumé, and two references to:
contact@canopycanopycanopy.com
Editorial Coordinator
Triple Canopy

    • Advertising Research Foundation

The Advertising Research Foundation (www.thearf.org) has an opening for an internship which would be ideal for students who are interested in gaining real-life work experience in Special Libraries.

Job Description:

· Under the supervision of an MLIS Librarian, perform a wide variety of library science-related duties to gain exposure to, and experience working in a Special Library.

· Provide professional reference services to members and staff.

· Assist in implementing a digitization project of ARF historical documents.

· Assist in maintaining and updating in-house databases, archives and catalogs.

· Individual projects will be assigned to enhance learning.

Primary Benefits:

· Provides an invaluable opportunity for students to gain real-work experience in a Special Library.

· Great opportunity to network with contacts in a variety of different companies.

Primary Skills:

· A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university – AND – current enrollment in a Master’s of Library Science program accredited by American Library Association.

· Experience in database and online researching.

· Excellent written and oral communications skills.

· Proficiency in using computer, internet, and other electronic resources.

Familiarity with the advertising, marketing, and/or research industries desirable.

Time Commitment:
At 20 hours/week, 3 days/week. A somewhat flexible schedule is preferred to accommodate meeting times.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to erica@thearf.org.

    • Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC)

WHC’s mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond. WHC also aims to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts and civic engagement.
Detailed descriptions of the internship openings are attached as a Word document. We would appreciate if you would share this information with your students by positing it to your listserv.
Internship Summaries:
The Collections/Archival Intern will be responsible for assisting the Project Archivist in the following: surveying and processing archival collections, performing historical research, and cataloging archival holdings into the collections management database, PastPerfect. Specific ongoing projects include: digitizing and creating metadata for a collection of historic slides, and cataloguing WHC’s collection of books into PastPerfect. The Collections/Archival Intern may also perform other duties as assigned.
The Archaeological Digital Photography Intern will be responsible for assisting the Research Department Staff in completing a digital photographic inventory of artifacts in the Weeksville collection, including ceramics, tools, glass objects, and additional early 19th century historical objects. The intern will also catalog those objects into our collections management database, PastPerfect.
To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to Joyce Joseph, Project Archivist: joyce@weeksvillesociety.org, with the subject line INTERN. For more information on Weeksville, please visit: http://www.weeksvillesociety.org.

    • Patchogue-Medford Library

The Young Adult/Audiovisual Services Department is seeking an intern for the fall. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic and dynamic individuals. Responsibilities will include and are not limited to working at the reference desk, assisting in planning and implementing Young Adult programs, and helping maintain and develop our collection. You must be enrolled in an accredited library school program and taking an internship class for credit. This is an unpaid internship but an valuable opportunity for a unique experience. Interested parties should send a resume directed to: Brian Schwartz using the email: bschwartz@pmlib.org.

    • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Archives Internships

The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (headquartered at the Bronx Zoo) is accepting applications for internships from graduate students seeking to gain experience in archives, libraries, or museums. Two internship projects are available, both under the supervision of professional library staff:

Processing and description internships: projects include surveying, arranging, and describing archival collections; entering data into an archival management system; and creating EAD finding aids.

Art collection management internship: projects include surveying artwork held throughout the Bronx Zoo, performing research on artists and items, and recording information in a collections management database. Other duties may include making conservation recommendations as needed

Interns must schedule their work Monday through Friday, 10-5, and must be willing to commit at least 120 hours to the internship. Participants may arrange to receive course credit. WCS Archives internships are unpaid.

About the organizationr:
Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities. In addition to print records, the Archives also manages WCS’s art collection, which consists of paintings, sketches, and sculptures, primarily of wildlife and scientific specimens.

How to apply:
Interested individuals should send a resume and a cover letter indicating which internship project they are applying for and describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience. Materials should be sent to library@wcs.org. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    • WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART LIBRARY

The Whitney Museum of American Art Library is seeking applicants for internships to begin this fall 2012. Under the supervision of professional library staff, interns will gain first-hand museum library experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research to routine administrative and clerical tasks. Each intern will also focus on one individual project. Participants must be willing to commit to at least 120 hours during the semester and may arrange to receive college credit.

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Preferred candidates are students already enrolled in a certified graduate library degree program with an interest in American art and/or museum work, have internship or experience working in a library and excellent administrative skills. If interested, please submit, via e-mail, your cover letter, current resume and references to library@whitney.org. Please include dates you will be available for an interview with Library staff.

    • New Museum Archives

The New Museum has internship positions available for students looking to gain valuable experience in multiple areas of museum archives. Interns will help to preserve the New Museum’s history that would otherwise be inaccessible by assisting with the physical processing and digitization of the New Museum’s organizational records. Interns will gain skills working with born-digital materials as well as physical records.

Projects include:

● Creating machine-readable derivatives of archival materials through scanning using Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat.

● Cataloging digital materials using Collective Access and Dublin Core.

● Assisting with the physical processing and description of organizational records related to the Museum’s history, including exhibition records, correspondence with artists and curators, photographs, audio, video, and physical media.

● Assist the archivist and curatorial team in researching materials related to institutional history, building architecture, and educational and public programming for inclusion in the New Museum Digital Archive.

BACKGROUND

History of the Institution
Founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, the New Museum has been an important platform for curatorial practice, cultural debate, and early exposure and scholarly treatment for important yet under-recognized figures in contemporary art over the last thirty-four years. The Museum’s current mission is “New Art, New Ideas.”

New Museum Archives
The physical archives of the New Museum document the institution’s operations and activities. Primary and secondary sources include exhibition files, catalogues, photographic film and prints, digital images and prints, video and audio recordings of public programs and performances, artist files, and artwork. These records are invaluable as sources documenting the history of the only museum in New York City dedicated exclusively to contemporary art.

New Museum Digital Archive
The New Museum’s Digital Archive is an innovative project to publicly document the activities and programmatic history of an institution—what an art museum has done, not what it owns. Through this interface, users can explore approximately 8,000 written and visual records, as well as a searchable database of over 4,000 artists, curators, and organizations associated with the New Museum’s thirty-five-year history. This platform provides free digital access to primary and secondary source material, including installation images, audio and video recordings of public programs, Museum publications, brochures, press releases, checklists, and more. The archive was built and developed with Collective Access, an open-source, web-based software application, using modified Dublin-core metadata standards.

http://archive.newmuseum.org

QUALIFICATIONS

● Enrollment in an advanced degree program in Archives, Library and Information Science, or related area of study.

● Familiarity with archival standards and best practices for preserving physical and digital materials.

● Scanning and Photoshop experience preferred.

● Ability to work independently with strong time management skills.

● Interest in contemporary art and the history of downtown New York.

HOURS

● Two days / 16 hours per week preferred.

● Museum office hours are Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

CONTACT
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Tara Hart
Digital Archivist
thart@newmuseum.org

This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master’s Degree in a Library and Information Science program, or related field.

    • ARChive of Contemporary Music

The ARC has several internship positions available for students
during the fall semester.

Catalogers:

Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules. We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility. Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.

Qualifications:
Ideal for the position is a student with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, and/or library & information science.

Candidates must:
- Possess good interpersonal skills.
- Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
- Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.

Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.

Digitization Interns:

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million recordings. Our music book collection is also one of the best in America, numbering 20,000+ volumes. To scan this resource the Internet Archive has installed one of their Scribe machines in our Lower Manhattan facility. When completed, all of our materials will be preserved electronically, OCR Readable, and available in-house for reading and research. Digitization interns will be trained to scan initially, then will be introduced to more complex tasks once they are familiar with the process.

Tasks include:
-Loading, Scanning, and Republishing books while ensuring high quality standards.
-Training and working as a team.
-Trouble shooting the scribe machine, mitigating cataloging inconsistencies, and navigating open source software at Internet Archive.
-Keeping work areas and equipment clean, neat, and organized.

Qualifications:
-Strong technical (software/hardware) and troubleshooting skills
-Ability to sit for 6-7 hour periods, and comfort with repetitive motion
-Highly organized
-Excellent attention to detail
-Familiarity and enthusiasm for music, books, and the arts!

Students interested in both positions are certainly welcome to apply to them concurrently. Please send your resume as well as a letter stating your interest to Quinn MacRorie at will@arcmusic.org.

    • Columbia University Libraries [CUL]: Ask a Librarian Internship

Four (4) Positions Available

The Ask a Librarian Internship program provides current library school students with hands-on experience in several areas of academic librarianship. Interns will work collaboratively with mentoring library staff to assist users with the IM component of the Ask a Librarian service, answering chat (IM) questions from users.
Other projects include, such as writing instructional content and creating tutorials with the Camtasia software, may also be available as time permits. Additionally, interns could be assigned projects pertaining to collection development or provide reference at one of the Libraries reference desks.
Interns will be appointed on a semester basis and may apply to renew the internship for up to one year. Preference is given to candidates who have completed at least 12 credits in an accredited library school program and have already taken their basic reference course.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 17, 2012. Position is subject to renewal each semester that the incumbent enrolled in an accredited library school program.

WORK SCHEDULE: Work schedule is variable, but requires at least one evening shift of four hours and six hours of on campus working with a librarian for a total of 10 hours per week. Students select an IM shift as part of the internship. Current evening and weekend hours are Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 9pm [Sunday hours can vary slightly.]

DUTIES: Providing research assistance to individuals and groups via chat (IM). Referring users to appropriate staff from the Libraries. Other projects as assigned by intern supervisor.

REQUIRED: Must be current (or enrolled) graduate student in an accredited library school program during the fall 2012 semester

PREFERRED: Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. Coursework in reference service and completion of at least 12 credits in an accredited library school program. Strong commitment to service. Ability to evaluate, understand, and respond to research questions by utilizing knowledge of library resources. Interest in academic librarianship. Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a face-paced, team environment. Experience using Camtasia software.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants for the Ask a Librarian Internship program should submit, via e-mail, a letter of interest, resume, and at least one letter of recommendation by August 20, 2012 to: Amanda Bielskas asb2154@columbia.edu and Kathleen Dreyer kd2145@columbia.edu.

    • Conjuring Arts Research Center

looking for library science interns for the fall. The following two positions are available:

1) Library Intern: The library intern will gain experience working in a special collection environment. He or she will assist the Head Librarian with cataloging, preservation work, database management, and other day-to-day tasks.

2) Digitization Intern: The digitization intern will work with our Digitization Librarian and will be responsible for scanning materials of various ages and types using ABBY Fine Reader (OCR scan & read software), DSLR Remote Pro, and other applications as necessary, to be entered into Ask Alexander, our fully text-searchable database of magic. Interns will gain experience in digitization with both a flatbed scanner and the latest version of BookDrive Pro, and in handling rare and delicate materials including books, periodicals, and archive papers and photographs.

At Conjuring Arts we use non-standard cataloging formats because our files connect to the online membership access service; so all of the cataloging that students do here teaches them the fundamentals of finding information in typical and unusual texts. The metadata fields are all the same as you’d find in more common university and public library software, we just use a different interface and our software is specialized to our needs.

These internships are unpaid. Depending on your needs, it is possible to structure your time here as an internship for credit. This has been done successfully by many students in the past.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume with “Fall Library Internship” or “Fall Digitization Internship” in the subject line to Jen@conjuringarts.org. Any questions regarding these internships can also be directed to Jen@conjuringarts.org.

Mission of Conjuring Arts Research Center
Many people in the library science community have asked about what we do here. Our focus is to make available texts and other materials that describe and preserve the development of magic performance as entertainment and as a source for sociological/anthropological research. Magic as entertainment has long been a viable part of the performance art community, and CARC proudly houses the largest publicly available collection worldwide of materials on this topic. Our community consists of an international array of magicians, magic historians, magic societies, libraries, and art galleries.
CARC’s Board of Directors is comprised of locally and internationally known magic historians and performers; many of the latter work for our outreach program, which teaches magic to disadvantaged youth and adults. Our library holds histories, biographies, effects descriptions and notes, performance theory, psychological investigations of audience response, recreational mathematics theory, science and technology as it applies to illusion and effects production (such as escape technologies), gambling theory, occult lore, and a host of rare texts dating back to the 1500s that describe the evolution of the conjuring arts and their social perceptions. The archives hold memorabilia, performance notes and objects, conference materials and correspondence.
CARC is a non-profit center. We are located in Midtown West, Manhattan. Interns will be part of an ongoing project to make large parts of the library’s 15,000+ volume collection and its archives digitally accessible.

    • Brooklyn College Library Archives and Special Collections

Project: The intern will process additions to an existing archival collection. Duties include: arranging and re-housing archival documents, performing preservation techniques such as mylar encapsulation, and writing a finding aid. The intern will also have the opportunity to write an essay on our blog about the material they processed.
Suitable candidates should have knowledge of current archival practices and have taken courses related to the archival field. Candidates must also have the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Excellent writing skills are essential for this internship.
This is internship is unpaid.
Please email your resume and a cover letter to:
Marianne LaBatto at Marianne@brooklyn.cuny.edu

    • Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives

(Tuesday, September 18th to Friday, December 14th)

Fall 2012 Archives Internship

The Guggenheim Museum Archives is offering an unpaid internship for the fall 2012 semester. The intern will work at the Guggenheim’s offices and warehouse location two or three days per week. Internship work will include: processing archival collections; database management; encoding of finding aids in EAD; and historical research. As time permits, the intern will also assist with accessioning projects and reference work. Possible internship days are Mondays (required), Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in the Guggenheim Internship Program’s Museum Culture Seminars (www.guggenheim.org/internships). Please send a resume, letter of interest, and the contact information for three references via email to Rachel Chatalbash, Archivist, at rchatalbash@guggenheim.org.

Fall 2012 Library Internship

The Guggenheim Museum Library is offering an unpaid internship for the fall 2012 semester. The intern will work at the Guggenheim’s offices in lower Manhattan two or three days per week. Internship work will include: cataloging the library’s backlog of new books and older uncataloged items; providing reference and research services to curatorial and other staff members; assisting in cataloging and digitizing a special rare books collection; and assisting in the planning and implementation of an offsite storage project. Scheduling is flexible. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in the Guggenheim Internship Program’s Museum Culture Seminars (www.guggenheim.org/internships). Please send a resume, letter of interest, and the contact information for three references via email to Rebecca Clark, Art Librarian, at rclark@guggenheim.org.

    • ACLU National Office Archives, New York, NY

The Archives and Records Management Office of the ACLU National Office, located in downtown Manhattan, is seeking interns for the fall 2012 semester.

The ACLU National Archives maintains records from the founding of the organization in 1920 and does its part to support the ACLU’s mission: to defend the U.S. Constitution, in particular the Bill of Rights. The primary goal of the Archives is to ensure access to our paper and electronic records through the application of sound records management and archival principles. In collaboration with the administrative, financial, legal, technical, and business staff of the organization, we seek to store, manage, and retrieve records throughout their life cycle, from creation to either disposal or retention. In addition to the nearly 1,600 boxes of records we keep onsite, we have an extensive collection of ephemera, publications, photographs, and audio visual materials.

We are looking for interns to assist on a variety of projects, including, but not limited to:
Processing archival collections
Cataloging
Updating existing finding aids for ongoing collections
Digitizing both paper and audio collections
Developing research and reference skills

Additional projects will be assigned to interns based upon their interests and experience. Students with an interest in archives and records management centers in non-traditional library settings are encouraged to apply.

We are asking for a commitment of at least 1 day a week, during the regular 9:30-5:00 workday, Monday – Friday, for a total minimum commitment of 100 hours. (We will consider two four-hour shifts per week on two separate days for eligible candidates.)

Candidates must be enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program. This is a volunteer internship.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume or direct any questions to:

Allison DeMatteo, Assistant Archivist
adematteo@aclu.org

The ACLU Offices are located at:
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004

    • Lesbian Herstory Archives

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is looking for library and/or archives student interns with an interest in Lesbian Studies and Women’s History.

● Students must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
● Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
● Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other Archives staff

Requirements
● Completion of core graduate-level Library or Archives courses
● Familiarity with cataloging and archival processing
● Skilled in the use of MS Office and/or Google Docs

COLLECTION AREAS
Periodicals – 2 Spaces
Intern will process incoming newspapers, newsletters, journals and magazines, update cataloging records and prepare collections for digitization where necessary.

Special Collections & Reference – 2 Spaces
Interns will process collections and create electronic finding aids, staff the reference desk and provide researcher assistance.

Digital Imaging – 2 Spaces
Interns will assist with the processing digitization and cataloging photographs and graphics.
Special Preference: Proficiency with Content DM and/or Photoshop

Film/Video Working Group – 2 Spaces
Interns will process and catalog film /videos including relabeling and shifting collections.

OPAC Working Group – 2 Spaces
Interns will perform database cleanup in a variety of collections and contribute to the design, testing and launch of the LHA’s new OPAC.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net.
Please include the word “Internship” and the area in which you wish to work in the subject line.
All documents must be attached as a PDF.

NOTE: LHA cannot provide housing for interns. LHA will provide confirmation of internship acceptance for candidates who may need this documentation to accompany a grant or fellowship application.

    • Jewish Theo. Seminary

We are a medium size academic library in Manhattan, located on Morningside Heights, just at the northern end of the Columbia University campus. We can offer a wide range of internships for your students in different functional areas of an academic library. A semester-long internship will provide your students with hands-on academic library work, under the supervision of our experienced staff. We can accept one to two interns per semester, for some of the internships knowledge of Hebrew and/or Jewish studies is necessary but certain not for all of them. For this academic year we can accept interns in the areas listed below. A posting could look like this:

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection in Judaica in the Western Hemisphere. With approximately 400,000 printed books, The Library also houses manuscript codices, graphic art collections, archives, and is currently actively building its digital library. We are seeking Library School interns for many different projects within the Library. Some of them require subject knowledge and knowledge of Hebrew but many do not. It is a unique opportunity to work with very experienced librarians who will supervise and guide the student in each specific project. The Library is located on Morningside Heights, just north of the Columbia University campus, at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York, NY 10027. For internships please contact Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary. nsteinberger@jtsa.edu or 212-678-8982

1. Copy Cataloging (using OCLC and ExLibris ALEPH500)
a. Copy cataloging of books in English.
b. Copy cataloging out of print and rare books in English and Hebrew for people with knowledge of Hebrew and interest in Jewish Studies including Special Collections materials.
c. Cataloging of ephemeral materials in Dublin Core for the Digital Library. Knowledge of Hebrew preferred.
d. Cataloging Graphic art collection in Dublin Core on OCLC Connexion. Knowledge of art and/or Hebrew preferred.
e. Sorting, matching and cataloging rare and out of print sets of Hebrew Bibles.
f. Archival cataloging – creating collection level records for processed collections.
2. Serials:
a. Sorting and organizing old and scarce individual serials issues
3. Metadata enrichment projects (using ExLibris DigiTool, MarcEdit, Oxygen)
a. Creating metadata for materials to be included in the digital collections (see 1.c.)
b. Enrich metadata, create style sheets to prepare for ingesting into the Digital Assets Management System
4. Reference services:
a. Creation of pathfinder in mutually agreed upon subject area (knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish studies necessary)
b. Reference support for Special Collections Reading Room (knowledge of Hebrew and Jewish studies necessary)
c. Verifying Hebrew/Yiddish periodicals not found in online catalog but listed in card catalog (knowledge of Hebrew alphabet necessary)
5. Archives
a. Assist with physical inventory of collection
b. Assist with processing collections. Knowledge of German and other languages are helpful. Knowledge of music helpful.
6. Systems (using ExLibris DigiTool)
a. Conversion of files to EAD format
b. Technical preparation of files for ingesting into Digital Assets Management System
7. Stack maintenance
a. Assist in shift and inventory of manuscript codices and/or prints and broadsides

    • Poughkeepsie Public Library

Poughkeepsie Public Library District is interested in any students in the Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam or Ulster County area who might be in need of an Internship placement. The Library District is a multi-departmental organization, and has separate Circulation, Reference and Adult Services, Youth and Teen Services, Business, and Advancement departments as well as a full service branch. We have the ability to offer both specific and general internships, based on the needs of the student.
Please contact:
Lauren Muffs, Assistant Director
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845 485-3445 x 3310
845 485-3789 (fax)
lmuffs@poklib.org

    • LIU C. W. Post Archives and special Collections

We are looking for two or three graduate interns to work with us this Fall, 2012. These internships will be hosted in LIU/Post’s Archives and Special Collections Department and will move through the different phases of archival work on specific archival collections. These positions may also be available as an Independent Study. There will be supervision throughout the internship.

If you are working towards your archival and/or rare book certificate and would like to have experience working in an academic Special Collections Department this Fall, please call or email Jarron Jewell at 516/299-3407 or jarron.jewel@liu.edu

    • NYPL- Manuscripts and Archives Division

seeking interns interested in gaining professional hands-on experience in archival processing. This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with an experienced archivist to acquire the core skills essential for establishing a career as an archivist.

Skills Development
As part of a project designed to address a major portion of the Division’s processing backlog, interns apply the theories of appraisal, organization, and description to working manuscript collections. This includes researching people or events covered by a collection, sorting, cleaning, arranging, boxing, and creating a full finding aid complete with appropriate index terms.

Professional Interactions/Development
Interns will be encouraged to attend processing meetings to participate in project discussions as well as programmed events over the course of the semester. Interns will also be exposed to the public service side of the division by interacting with researchers in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Hours Requirements
Timeframe: 120 hours over 12 weeks
Schedule: 10 hours per week (All interns must commit to schedule at least four hours on one day; otherwise hours are flexible).
Working hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master’s Degree in a Library Science program. Internships need not be taken for credit. All students must be currently enrolled. Attendance at an orientation session is required.

To apply for consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to the following link: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/6985/archival-processing-internships/job· Applicants will be contacted after August 1, 2012 to schedule an interview.

    • Columbia University Special Collections Volunteer

Option of extension to Spring 2013 as for-credit internship

Duties will include:
1) Collection development research on both Columbia holdings and books for offer, individual titles and categories of book (training will be provided on basic reference sources)
2) Promote and help to run the Columbia Book History Colloquium and selected other events
3) Help to coordinate (email sign-ups, reminders, scheduling) a series of workshops in NYC special collections libraries for literature graduate students
4) Do some initial internet research and possibly content development for a website in development that will highlight Columbia’s holdings in publisher’s archives

The ideal intern would have some advanced (post-baccalaureate though not necessarily academic or rare book) research experience and be able to work independently and precisely. This internship will particular interest and benefit those with a background and interest in literature, publishing, or book history.

5-10 hours/week

Send email of interest and resume to:
Karla Nielsen, Curator of Literature, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University, kn2300@columbia.edu

    • NYPR internship

The NYPR Radio Archives currently maintains a collection of more than 55,000
cataloged broadcast recordings dating from June 1927 to the present. These
recordings cover the gamut of the station’s activities as one of the nation’s
earliest public broadcasters. They include live concerts from venues around
the metropolitan area, as well as public events and speeches covering the full
range of political, cultural, and civic activities in and around New York
City. Also included in the NYPR Archives are paper records, photographs,
correspondence, newspaper clippings, program guides, and scripts (copies and
originals) dating from 1924 to the present. The collection also features
vintage microphones and WPA commissioned artwork.
Since 1924, NYPR Radio has provided public radio listeners with award-winning
educational, cultural, news and public affairs programming to the greater New
York area and across the country. With more than one million weekly listeners
tuning in to NYPR, our core audience comes from all five boroughs of New York
City and beyond to at least 55 counties in three states.
This internship will provide an opportunity for a qualified student to work
with the Archives’ staff on several ongoing digitization and access projects.
Over the course of the fall semester, the intern will learn the analog-to-
digital transfer process, work within the Archives’ PBCore database, and help
create content for the Archives’ website.

**Internship responsibilities:**
* Cataloging broadcast material, cleaning and replacing tapes
* Duplicating and quality controlling CDs
* Reformatting archival recordings
* Assisting Archives staff in organizing holdings in the vault
* Identifying orphan materials

**Qualifications**:
* Excellent writing skills
* Be familiar with public radio
* Have an interest in audio archives
* Have some familiarity with audio formats
* Have some familiarity with the PBCore metadata schema
* Have a good sense of 20th century history
* Must be enrolled in an accredited library school or archives program to earn course credit
* Must be consistently available for a minimum of 15 hours per week, between September 10th – December 7th. (dates somewhat flexible)
* Must have a proven willingness to learn new skills

**To Apply:**
please e-mail a cover letter and resume online to
alanset@nypublicradio.org and jpassmore@nypublicradio.org with “NYPR Archives Intern-Fall 2012″ written in the subject line.
NYPR must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. Applications
due by August 10th, 2012

Qualified candidates only please. No calls. No agencies. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

    • Digital Asset Management Group/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Digital Asset Management Group/Department of Digital Media (formerly The Image Library) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking for current college seniors and graduate students who are interested in applying for an unpaid internship for the fall 2012 semester. Under the supervision of professional staff, interns will gain first-hand experience by participating in regular departmental activities that range from research and special projects to cataloguing digital content related to the museum.

The Digital Asset Management Group of the Department of Digital Media is responsible for the oversight and management of all digital assets in the Museum’s digital asset management system, establishing metadata requirements for cataloguing of relevant digital assets within the DAM, streamlining the deployment of digital assets from the DAM to the CMS, overseeing the application customization and integration with other systems.

We are a very busy department and can offer a variety of work for anyone intrigued by an alternative library experience.
The fall Internship will be from September-December. Standard internship requirements would be a minimum of at least one full day (7 hours) per week during business hours. The department is only open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 and closed on the weekends.
Interns will be eligible for employee discounts at the Museum’s public restaurant, Membership Dining Room, the Museum’s retail stores, and free admission to all other New York City museums.

If interested in applying, the deadline is August 17, 2012. All materials should be compiled by the applicant and mailed together and include the following:
• Resume and Cover Letter
• Proposed begin and end dates of internship
• Availability for an in-person interview.

APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT MATERIALS TO:
(I regret I cannot answer any general inquiries about the internship at this time.)

Stephanie Post
Department of Digital Media
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
stephanie.post@metmuseum.org

    • NEWSWEEK/DAILY BEAST library school internship

The Newsweek Research Center in New York City has an exciting internship opportunity for one or two students for the Fall session.
The Research Center uses leading-edge information technologies to deliver research to our editorial staff in offices in New York and around the world.
Under the supervision of the Senior Information Specialist, our intern(s) will learn to index our online cover image database, help file and organize our newspaper, magazine and microfilm collections, and contribute content to our popular Newsweek archive Tumblr blog. There is also the opportunity to assist with news research.

Requirements: completion of at least one reference or online searching course and currently matriculating in an MLS program. Candidates should review their program’s requirements for internship eligibility (e.g. credits needed) before applying.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is detail-oriented, interested in current events in a fast-paced news environment and is seeking experience, under supervision, in the research process.

INTERN MUST BE AVAILABLE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP TO BE DONE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT.

If you are interested, please send resume and cover letter, including library school courses you’ve completed to:

Sam Register
Senior Information Specialist
Newsweek/Daily Beast
Sam.register@newsweek.com

Please include the words “Newsweek Internship” in your subject line.

    • LEONARD LIEF LIBRARY, LEHMAN COLLEGE [CUNY], Technical Services Department

http://www.lehman.edu/library

DESCRIPTION
The Leonard Lief Library is seeking two Interns for the Fall 2012 semester in its Technical Services Department [hours are flexible, but Department is not open nights and weekends].
Interns will work on projects in areas of cataloging and serials management, including copy cataloging using OCLC, original cataloging under supervision of catalogers, processing materials in local online catalog, and assistance with management of electronic journals. In addition, Interns may also observe Information Literacy classes taught by library faculty, Reference Desk activities, and related library functions. This is a great opportunity for flexible, creative library school students to gain practical experience in a dynamic, urban academic library.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: Enrollment in a credit Internship course in a Master’s program at an accredited library school.
Preferred: Completion of courses or experience in cataloging, knowledge of LC classification system, familiarity with bibliographic sources and electronic resources. Strong computer skills necessary.

CONTACT
Please forward Letter expressing interest, qualifications, and availability, with resume attached by August 15, 2012 to:
Kachuen Gee, Head of Technical Services
Kachuen.Gee@lehman.cuny.edu

    • SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ARCHIVES

The Sony Music Entertainment Archives, located in the SONY Building at 550 Madison Ave. in Manhattan, houses the archival materials for Sony’s music companies. Sony Music is the parent company for the two oldest recorded music companies in the world, Columbia and RCA Victor, as well as other companies such as Arista and Zomba Records.
The Archives maintains historic documentation, an extensive library of photographic and other visual materials, an LP and CD library, and other various company materials.
The Archives is seeking an intern for Fall 2012. The intern will perform various library related tasks, including but not limited to: cataloging of documents and books; organizing and reshelving collections of documents, lps, and cds; and organizing, documenting, and archivally re-housing large segments of the company’s photo collection.

This internship is unpaid and must be taken for credit in an accredited higher degree program.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to Tom Tierney: Thomas.tierney@sonymusic.com.
Kimberly D. Musgnug kimberly.musgnug@sonymusic.com, College Relations Assistant

    • Westchester Library System Cataloging Intern

Westchester Library system

    • LEONARD LIEF LIBRARY, LEHMAN COLLEGE (CUNY)

http://www.lehman.edu/library

DESCRIPTION:
This is a great opportunity for flexible, creative library school students to gain practical experience in a dynamic, urban academic library.
The Leonard Lief Library will accept (2) two interns for the Fall 2012 semester.

Interns will work on projects in some of the following areas: Reference Desk Assistance; Electronic Resources and Website Development; Subject Research Guides (LibGuides).

In addition, interns will observe Information Literacy classes taught by librarians, reference desk activities, and other library functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Enrollment in the Internship course for credit at a Master’s program in library or information services.

Preferred: Completion of courses or experience in reference and bibliographic sources, electronic resources, database searching, website development. Strong computer skills highly desirable.

CONTACT: Before August 1st; Resumes will be reviewed starting in mid-June.

Please send an email expressing interest, qualifications and availability, with resume attached to:

Madeline Cohen, Assistant Professor, Head of Reference, Madeline.Cohen@lehman.cuny.edu

    • LEONARD LIEF LIBRARY, LEHMAN COLLEGE (CUNY)

http://www.lehman.edu/library

DESCRIPTION:
The Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College seeks a Government Documents intern for the Fall 2012 semester.

The Leonard Lief Library is a U.S. government depository library. This internship is an ideal opportunity for a student specializing in archival management and government documents.

The intern will work on projects in the following areas: Government Documents collection management, including electronic resources; Online Research Guides (LibGuides); Research assistance at the reference desk.

In addition, interns observe Information Literacy classes taught by librarians, reference desk activities, and other library functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Enrollment in the Internship credit course in a Master’s program in library or information services.

Preferred: Completion of courses or experience in government documents, archival management, database searching, reference and research, cataloging. Strong computer skills highly desirable.

CONTACT Before August 1st; Resumes will be reviewed during June and July.

Please send an email expressing interest, qualifications and availability, with resume attached to:

Rebecca Arzola, Assistant Professor, Government Documents – Collection Development Librarian, Rebecca.Arzola@lehman.cuny.edu

  • Scholastic Inc/SoHo

Requirements: Library School Student must be enrolled in an internship course for school credit and must provide proof of registration in internship class.

Hours: Flexible

Position Description: As an intern at the Scholastic Library/Archives, the library school student will be exposed to the day-to-day workings of a corporate special library and archive. The intern will learn the basics of maintaining an archival book collection and corporate reference work. The intern will assist the Library staff with various tasks including, but not limited to:

1. Assist in retrospective book cataloging project as well as in cataloging new and incoming books.

Reference work, article searching, using ProQuest, Factiva, Nexis and other sources
Archive maintenance

If interested, please send resume to library@scholastic.comKaren Van Rossem 212-343-6188

    • Columbia University Libraries [CUL]: Ask a Librarian Internship

Four (4) Positions Available
The Ask a Librarian Internship program provides current library school students with hands-on experience in several areas of academic librarianship. Interns will work collaboratively with mentoring library staff to assist users with the IM component of the Ask a Librarian service, answering chat (IM) questions from users.

Other projects include, such as writing instructional content and creating tutorials with the Camtasia software, may also be available as time permits. Additionally, interns could be assigned projects pertaining to collection development or provide reference at one of the Libraries reference desks.

Interns will be appointed on a semester basis and may apply to renew the internship for up to one year. Preference is given to candidates who have completed at least 12 credits in an accredited library school program and have already taken their basic reference course.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 17, 2012. Position is subject to renewal each semester that the incumbent enrolled in an accredited library school program.

WORK SCHEDULE: Work schedule is variable, but requires at least one evening shift of four hours and six hours of on campus working with a librarian for a total of 10 hours per week. Students select an IM shift as part of the internship. Current evening and weekend hours are Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 9pm [Sunday hours can vary slightly.]

DUTIES: Providing research assistance to individuals and groups via chat (IM). Referring users to appropriate staff from the Libraries. Other projects as assigned by intern supervisor.

REQUIRED: Must be current (or enrolled) graduate student in an accredited library school program during the fall 2012 semester

PREFERRED: Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. Coursework in reference service and completion of at least 12 credits in an accredited library school program. Strong commitment to service. Ability to evaluate, understand, and respond to research questions by utilizing knowledge of library resources. Interest in academic librarianship. Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a face-paced, team environment. Experience using Camtasia software.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants for the Ask a Librarian Internship program should submit, via e-mail, a letter of interest, resume, and at least one letter of recommendation by August 1, 2012 to: Amanda Bielskas [asb2154@columbia.edu] and Kathleen Dreyer [kd2145@columbia.edu]. Potential candidates will be notified by mid-August 2012.

    • Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS)

Seeking interns interested in gaining valuable public service experience in an academic library and archive. BLAIS Interns will receive training and participate in diverse aspects of library and/or archival work, identify information and service needs, and match solutions that reach targeted academic departments, faculty, and students. We encourage fall interns to develop independent and self-directed projects with the guidance and support of their mentors, who work as librarians and archivists at BLAIS.

The internship program welcomes students who have completed 9 graduate credits in Library and Information Science, and Instructional Technology and Media. Technical skills are a plus, and excellent communication and public service skills are essential. Interns work approximately 10 hours/week or whatever is required by the library school. The position is unpaid, and for-credit internships are preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to blaisinterns@barnard.edu. Applicants are welcome to identify areas of interest from the list below.

Research and Instruction
(To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and two references to blaisinterns@barnard.edu)

Research and Instruction interns will have the opportunity to:

develop, assess, and promote print and media collections
support and lead instructional sessions
pair with Research and Instruction librarians in the areas of: Performing Arts, Humanities and Area Studies, Art and Architecture, Women’s Studies, STEM, and Social Sciences
receive support in planning and implementing independent projects
attend department meetings and events throughout the Columbia University Libraries System

Archives

(To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and a brief writing sample to Marcia Bassett, Archivist,
mbassett@barnard.edu
)

Archives interns will have the opportunity to:

support the College Archivist and Image Archivist in surveying and processing archival collections

make materials available to researchers by assisting in the creation of electronic and paper finding aids
create and manage Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
catalog archival holdings using Voyager Cataloging software
attend department meetings and events throughout the Columbia University Libraries System.

Knowledge of Archivists Toolkit and archival descriptive standards including EAD and DACS is a plus. Experience in copy editing, strong computer skills, precise work ability, exceptional writing skills and attention to detail are preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate-level program in archival management. This internship is unpaid; however, course credit can be arranged.

    • Zine Collection:

(To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian, zines@barnard.edu.

Zine interns will have the opportunity to:

add provenance information to catalog records
respond to correspondence from prison inmates
devise and implement a plan for preserving electronic correspondence and social media content
develop and execute independent projects related to outreach, scholarship, web design, exhibits, etc.
support and lead instructional sessions (on any topic, not just zines)
attend department meetings and events throughout the Columbia University Libraries System.