2018 Fall Special Collections Intern- IL

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

Source: Indeed

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

Website: https://oppl.org/get-involved/jobs/

How to Apply: https://oppl.org/get-involved/jobs/

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2018.


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