Approximate date of posting June 1, 2018
Position: Special Collections
Eligibility Current graduate students of Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Museum Studies, or Public History may apply.
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Company/Organization Oak Park Public Library The Oak Park Public Library’s Special Collections curates, protects, and makes available heritage collections that reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park and its inhabitants. Collecting emphasis is on local authors and figures—including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, Percy Julian, Carol Shields, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harriette Gillem Robinet, and Philander Barclay. To learn more, visit oppl.org/special-collections
Schedule/Hours Part-Time 7-15 daytime hours per week Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours
Time Frame flexible August or September start date; 10-12 weeks
Compensation: $14.50 an hour
Description: Interns provide additional support to Special Collections staff to assist in making collections available to the public both in person and online.
- Processing and rehousing collections
- Stacks maintenance and inventories
- Metadata creation
- Creation of Finding Aids
- Assisting with research inquiries
- Digitization of collections
- Participating in outreach
How to Apply: https://oppl.org/get-involved/jobs/
Deadline: Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2018.