Approximate date of posting January 3, 2019
Position: 2 positions
Eligibility Have recently or are near completion of their Master’s degree in Library or Information Science
Location:, Petersburg, or Anchorage, Alaska
Company/Organization The Alaska State Library The goals of the project are to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities, provide internship and professional development opportunities to MLIS graduates and increase the number of MLIS graduates applying for jobs in Alaska
Time Frame 8 weeks: Dates vary depending on Project Spanning June 3 -August 31
Compensation: Interns will receive travel reimbursement, per diem ($60/day for 50 days), a honorarium and free housing
- Library: Petersburg Public Library
Library: Petersburg Public Library
Project Title: Applying the Principles of User Experience Design
Project Dates: July 8, 2019 thru August 31, 2019
Project Summary:The intern will use User Experience Design to improve the quality of the Petersburg Public Library user’s interactions and perceptions of the library as a whole and apply it to both the virtual and physical experience of the library. Using the book Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying the User Experience Design to your Library as a guide, the intern will review the physical library space, review service points, polices and customer service. The intern will also evaluate library signage and wayfinding, the library’s online presence and how users use the library. The intern will also create journey maps which holistically describe cores user experiences (i.e..: placing a hold, finding an item, using a public computer).
- Location:Anchorage, Alaska
Library: Anchorage Public Library
Project Title: Library Marketing 101
Project Dates: June 3, 2019 thru July 28, 2018
Project Summary: During this project the intern will implement a marketing campaign for the Anchorage Public Library’s Summer Discovery program that will increase the rate of participant’s program completion and fight the traditional “dip” in library visits during the summer for all patrons. The intern will develop a Summer Discovery marketing plan, evaluate marketing activities and meet with local media representatives. The intern will produce a promotional video and a written report showing evaluation and metrics for Summer Discovery campaigns.
How to Apply To learn more about the Alaska State Library Internship Project and apply visit http://lam.alaska.gov/library_internship
All candidates will be required to:
- Provide a current resume
- Provide a copy of unofficial transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic recommendation
- Provide a one page cover letter explaining why you are applying for an internship, what you hope to learn from the experience and how this experience fits into your future professional plans
Everything in the above list, except the letters of recommendations, may be sent in one email to Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions on how to send your letters of recommendation are found under Note to recommendation writers.
In the email subject line, enter: Internship application for [your name].
POC: Send all of the above items in one email to Julie.email@example.com
Deadline: February 16, 2019