Collection Development Intern

Approximate Date of Posting

 Position: Collection Development Intern

Location: Ipswich, Massachusetts

Company/Organization  EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Schedule/Hours Unspecified

Time Frame Unspecified

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: EBSCO


Support the Collection Development team by enhancing metadata for the Collection Development product line.  Assist in book record updates and special projects for HW Wilson Core Collections product line, Sears List of Subject Headings, Book Review Digest Plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for H.W. Wilson Core Collections–as needed.
  • Contribute to indexing of Core Collections using Sears and Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Update metadata associated with Core Collections and Book Review Digest book records.
  • Help promote the success of Core Collections through social media, competitive intelligence, and other projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player



  • Enrolled in (or recent graduate of) Library and Information Science program.
  • 1+ year experience with Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Ability to learn new software programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with MS Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Some Collection Development exposure preferred.
  • Cataloging, Metadata, and/or Taxonomy course completed.


Deadline: Unspecified


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