Approximate date of posting August 1, 2018
Eligibility must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Company/Organization Boston Athenaeum – The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæum’s services.
Founded in 1807 as “a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge,” the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children’s programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington’s personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England’s build environment; and the Athenæum’s own historical archives, attesting to the institution’s role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs— including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings—within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Schedule/Hours Flexible schedule About 15 hours per week. Must have some flexibility in scheduling
Time Frame unspecified
Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.
Description: The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Catalog Department who will play an important role in maintaining accurate information in various databases. The intern will resolve problems generated by the Library’s conversion from a card catalog to an automated system, and the barcoding of the circulating book collection.
- Utilizes the library’s two classification systems, the library’s online library system (Voyager), and OCLC
- Edits cataloging records to ensure accuracy with the library’s holdings
- Helps resolve any cataloging conflicts
- Retrieves books from the shelves for titles represented in Voyager by brief records
- Searches OCLC for bibliographic records for titles and replaced the Voyager records with those from OCLC
- Shelves and shifts books
- Performs end-processing of new circulation books
- Collaborates with all other departments when necessary
- Performs all other duties as assigned
To Apply Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability.to firstname.lastname@example.org