Approximate Date of Posting: February 16, 2017
Position: Developmental Intern – Digital Library
Location: White Plains, New York
Company/Organization New York Power Authority
Time Frame: Unspecified
The intern will work with NYPA’s new Digital Library organizing engineering resources and evaluating electronic services. They will perform some basic cataloging , including Z39.50. They will research ebooks and publications and make recommendations for purchase. They will work with BU to assist with use of electronic resources while improving business processes.
The critical skill areas the intern will support: Digital Library, Information management, code compliance
goals/objectives the intern will achieve by working on this project:
Understanding end user needs helping to transform paper users to electronic sources
Evaluate old NYPA sources and costs and recommend cost effective electronic replacements
Train the end user community on Library and information resources.
Link electronic sources/databases to the NYPA intranet for users.
recommend mobile apps for working with library information
Technical (including computer applications):
The user should have a basic understanding of how library software functions in particular how to support a digital library through an OPAC. They should have basic web design skills, such as HTML coding. They should have strong mobile device management and application skills (ipad preferred). Understand cloud software management, and have some exposure to testing and modifying software. strong excel skills.
Soft’ Skills (behavioral characteristics):
A passion for information sharing and library management. Ability to speak in front of a group. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to work with technical users and and ability to translate technical information to the non technical audience.
Masters of Library Science Candidates preferred
Undergraduates should be either Computer Science Majors, History and Research majors or Engineering majors who know their way around a library
Working knowledge of Library systems, including OPAC systems, MARC records, and e-book providers
Understanding of basic Mobile applications
Experience with Operating Systems and Databases