2019 Summer Public Library Intern-NY

Approximate date of posting  May6, 2019

Position: Library Intern

Eligibility Must be entering junior or senior year of high school, or entering first year of college

  • Be available during the event dates (June 13-15 and September 20-22)
  • Must have a valid ID in order to travel by plane

Location: Manhattan, New York Washington Heights Library

The first Washington Heights Library opened in 1868. In 1914, the library moved to its present quarters at 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue. The four-story, brick structure designed by Carrère and Hastings, houses an adult, young adult, children’s, and reference collection. A multi-use auditorium is available for community group meetings as well as library programs.

Company/Organization  Public Library Association (PLA): Internship Initiative Program

  • Schedule/Hours  20 hours per week. Availability to work evenings or weekends as necessary

Time Frame: begin in June 2019 and end in September 2019.

travel to two Public Library Association (PLA) sponsored events:

  • Chicago, IL from June 13-15 for the PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative Kickoff
  • Washington, D.C from September 20-22 for the wrap up of the PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative Program

Compensation: $15/hour 

Source Indeed

Description Our Young Adult Department strives to empower young adults ages 12-18 to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information. The community of young adults in Washington Heights is as diverse as New York City itself and the team helps broaden their experiences through targeted programming, services and collections. The team gets to know each patron’s unique story, creates opportunities to learn and grow, and helps them on their journey to accomplish their future goals.

Inclusive Internship Initiative (III)

As part of their mission to serve the entire community, public libraries value equity, diversity and inclusion. It is important that these values are reflected in the staff of public libraries. To attract the best candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities, librarianship must be viewed as a viable, rewarding, and meaningful career path. The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is proud to offer the Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) this summer, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The overarching goal of the III is to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship. Through a summer-long mentored learning project, library mentors and interns will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services. Interns will have opportunities to connect with one another, and learn from mentors across the country.

Benefits

This internship provides an opportunity to partner with the incredible staff and community in Washington Heights Library to:

  • Gain experience providing customer service in a fast-paced and friendly community
  • Participate in departmental meetings and build business acumen
  • Learn to identify and serve diverse community needs
  • Learn to track and analyze collection metrics
  • Gain experience working in a team environment
  • Build your ability to take initiative and execute your ideas

Apply  . Please include your resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to participate in this internship, and the impact you want to have on your community. http://www.nypl.org/careers

Website: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/10686/pla-inclusive-internship-initiative-program/job

POC: For questions regarding the internship, please visit the Washington Heights Library or contact Renee Scott at reneescott@nypl.org

Deadline: Unspecified

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2019 Summer Public Library Youth Services Intern, NH

Approximate date of posting  April 16, 2019

Position: Youth Services Summer Intern

Eligibility MLIS students are particularly encouraged to apply, but the position is open to other college students if the work is applicable to their field of study.

Location: Merrimack, New Hampshire

Company/Organization  Merrimack Public Library

Schedule/Hours  average of 20 hours/week, including day and evening hours and will be determined by the intern and supervisor

Time Frame: 10-week internship runs from June 12 through August 21, 2019

Compensation: $12.00/hour

Source http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/2019/04/youth-services-intern-merrimack-public-library-merrimack-nh.html

Description The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a motivated team player who wishes to gain practical library experience by supporting the Department Head and staff in our fast-paced Youth Services Department.

The Youth Services Summer Intern supports the Department Head in helping to fulfill the library’s mission by assisting patrons (primarily children from birth to age 17 and their caregivers) in the use of the library, assisting with special events and activities, and processing materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists patrons in locating library materials, answering questions, providing reader’s advisory, express check-out and circulation duties as needed.

Assists patrons with the use of online library catalog, the library’s subscription databases, downloadable materials, and eReaders and other electronic devices.

Assists other Youth Services staff in keeping the Youth Services department collection and all areas of the department in order including but not limited to shelving materials and shelf-reading.

Assists Youth Services staff to develop and implement events, classes and workshops from birth through high school age, with potential to run a program of their own at summers’ end.

Creates flyers, brochures and displays for programs and to promote library programs and services under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.

Assists the Head of Youth Services with collection development and maintenance.

Collects department statistics including reference, material inventory and event attendance

Participates in staff and committee meetings as needed.

Prepares book and audiovisual displays to promote library materials.

Performs other duties as required to help insure the smooth operation of the department.

Apply Submit cover letter and resume to Yvette Couser, Director via email ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org

Website: http://www.merrimacklibrary.orgPOC:

Deadline: April 26, 2019.

2019 Summer Library Aide- TX

Approximate date of posting  April 15, 2019

Position: Library Aide

Eligibility unspecified

Location: Katy, Texas- Harris County Library, located at5414 Franz Road in Katy.

Company/Organization  The City of Katy 

Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame:Summer

Compensation:  $9.00

Source Link UP https://www.linkup.com/details/23d94b928563ae2eedb3bbee4371166d?utm_source=Job+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general

Description The Summer Intern/Library Aide will be responsible for assisting with:

  • The Summer Reading Program
  • Shelving
  • Organizing materials
  • Assisting with other library programs as needed.

Applicants should have great customer service and computer skills.

Apply https://cityofkaty.applicantpro.com/jobs/1052425-235119.html?utm_source=linkup&utm_medium=referrer

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Public Service Intern-MA

Approximate date of posting  April 5, 2019

Position: 3 Public Services Interns

Eligibility Interest in museums, libraries, or any map related discipline such as history, geography, urban planning, architecture, political science, environmental science, education, etc.

Location: Boston, Mass

Company/Organization The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library’s cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15thcentury to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

Schedule/Hours  Internship positions will open up at the end of May / beginning of June. The duration of the internship is not limited to a specific semester or time period. Scheduling is flexible, and will be determined by intern’s educational schedules and other responsibilities, as well as Map Center gallery coverage needs. Each intern will work approximately two regular weekly gallery shifts, and should have at least one day available on the weekend for coverage. 

Time Frame: Internship positions will open up at the end of May / beginning of June. The duration of the internship is not limited to a specific semester or time period.

Compensation: $12 an hour

Source Indeed

Description Those who hold these internships will oversee and maintain all public-facing spaces of the Map Center, which is located inside the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library. Interns will focus their attention on enriching the visitor experience for a full array of audiences – from exhibition-viewers, to researchers, students and educators, the Leventhal Map & Education Center tallies an average of approximately 350 visitors per day.

In this role as the primary point-person to the public, those in this internship will use their knowledge of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library’s numerous digital access points to assist with requests for primary source materials located at the Map Center. They will directly support Map Center librarians by fielding, recording, organizing, and garnering insights from reference requests. Interns will also promote, gather, organize, and periodically report on various other feedback mechanisms designed to better understand public impressions of various library services, including exhibitions, research services, and public programming.

During downtime, interns will work on a variety of projects designed to open access to and foster discovery of the Map Center’s historical map collections. These projects will take on the form of finding aids, library guides, websites, blog and social media content, and occasionally the opportunity to hone presentation skills by developing and leading public-facing tours, talks, and workshops on a variety of topics, all related to the increased discoverability of the Map Center’s primary source materials.

  • Serve as first face of the Map Center, greeting guests, enthusing with them about maps, exhibitions, and the library
  • Maintain visual appearance of gallery and learning center by dusting, refilling brochure racks, reshelving atlases, monitoring visitors’ behavior, and having a keen eye for detail
  • Provide light reference to visitors; use familiarity with digital collections to answer questions and make people feel comfortable learning more about digital collections
  • Field reference requests requiring access to rare materials and direct to appropriate staff
  • Lead approximately one tour, talk, or other public program monthly
  • Research historical items in the collection to contribute to growing knowledge of materials, and generate content for social media posts and presentations
  • Create digital library materials such as finding aids and library guides designed to open access to Map Center collections
  • Collect data on gallery attendance, reference and map reproduction requests and general visitors questions and impressions
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

Apply Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. The applicant’s cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large.

Website:
https://www.leventhalmap.org/ P

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Summer Digitization Internship-GA

Approximate date of posting  March 6, 2019

Position: Digitization Internship

Eligibility desire to work with archival materials,  knowledge of library policies and procedures,  

Location: Bainbridge Georgia-either the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System in Bainbridge, Georgia or at the Georgia Public Library Service offices, as determined by the project needs and student’s location.

Company/Organization   Southwest Georgia Regional Library System 

Schedule/Hours   up to 200 hours-20-25 hours per week

Time Frame May-August 2019

Compensation $10/hour 

Sourcehttps://news.cci.fsu.edu/jobs-and-internships/cci-internships/ischool-internships/sw-ga-regional-library-paid-internship/

Description:  The Southwest Georgia Regional Library System in Bainbridge, Georgia seeks highly-motivated, responsible applicants for a summer Digitization Internship fieldwork opportunity.

he Summer Digitization Internship program is a partnership between the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System and Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.
The mission/purpose of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System is to provide comprehensive library and information services adequate to meet the needs ofthe community.
Georgia HomePLACE encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state to participate in The Digital Library of Georgia, an initiative of GALILEO. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections, and is supported with Federal LSTA funds administered by IMLS through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.All equipment and training will be provided by Georgia HomePLACE.
The 2019 HomePLACE Summer Intern will contribute toward making digitally available 49 moving image oral history interviews with WWII veterans from the Bainbridge, Georgia area. The project, which was conducted from 1998-2008, was winner of a 2002 National Award for Library Service from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
The Digitization Intern will:
● Research biographical details about the interviewees, as well as relevant historical information about WWII in order to best describe the collection;
● Research any privacy restrictions;
● Create a collection-level finding aid and box list;
● Rehouse original media into archival enclosures where required;
● Convert recordings from VHS to digital video;
● Perform quality control checks to ensure successful conversion;
● Record descriptive metadata and create a detailed record for each recording;
● Hand key transcription for full-text searchability;
● Create a press release and other promotional material, including but not limited to blog and social media posts and a web graphic;
● Assist staff of the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System in designing and implementing a public program related to the themes and content of the digitized collection;
● Prepare a report of work completed
● If applicable, complete work required for course credit.
The Digitization Intern may:
● Tour the DLG and GPLS offices and work with staff to ingest the records and recordings;
● Reach out to the partner organizations for possible collaboration;
● Co-curate an online exhibit and/or subject guide to related collections.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Apply Please submit a completed application, cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of 3 professional references to jobs@swgrl.org.

Deadline: March 29, 2019. Position considered open until filled. 

2019 Summer Youth Engagement AmeriCorps Members

Approximate date of posting  March 6, 2019

Position: Youth Engagement AmeriCorps Members

  • Eligibility Interested in making a difference in the Dallas community by alleviating hunger
  • Age 17 or older
  • US citizen or permanent resident (deferred action does not suffice)

Location: Dallas Texas

Company/Organization  Dallas Public Library- AmeriCorps is a national community service program allowing individuals to give back to their community and get paid for it!

Schedule/Hours   35-45 hours/week

Time Frame May 30th – August 9th

Compensation $2,000 Total Living Allowance, broken down into bi-weekly payments

$1,230.69 Education Award, paid at end of term and can be used for existing student loans or future education expenses like tuition and books.

Source Indeed

Description:  Reduce childhood hunger while having fun with kids after school! Members make a difference in the community by distributing free meals, planning and leading activities and tutoring children.

Apply http://equalheart.org/jobs

Deadline: Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Spring 2019 Public Library Archives-D.C.

Approximate date of posting  March 5, 2019

Position: Archives

Eligibility: Applicant must have experience working in an archive or museum with historical collections and must be enrolled in a graduate or advanced undergraduate history program. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student with a scholarly background in African American history and culture and strong research and writing skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and digital image software skills, are required, as well as an ability to collaborate with a team both in person and via shared documents. Attention to detail and a team spirit are a must.

Location: D.C.

Company/Organization  Washingtoniana is a special collection that houses an array of resources and materials from the late 18th Century to the present, with a primary focus on local D.C. history. It is a reference collection, meaning the materials are not available for check out.

Schedule/Hours   16 hours/wk

Time Frame. March 18–May 1, schedule to be determined in consultation with DCPL. Beginning & ending dates are flexible and the internship may be extended into the summer pending additional funding.

Compensation: $15/hr.

Source: http://cuaslis.org/wp/paid-internship-with-dc-public-library-washington-dc/

Description: working with the Library’s Archivist and the curatorial team for Library exhibitions. The goal of the project is to support the Library Archivist and team with research toward the development of a permanent exhibit being planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, on the subject of Dr. King and Washington, D.C.’s black freedom struggles.

The candidate can expect to learn about approaches to research, the collections research and accessioning process, and the professional community of local history researchers. The candidate will attend meetings related to the project with Special Collections staff and consultants. The candidate will gain knowledge in the specific research area, as well as more broadly in African American studies.

Tasks include:

  • Create and organize research via spreadsheets, electronic and hard copy files
  • Archival and photo research at DC repositories (e.g. creating folders of relevant reference photos from selected collections)
  • Meetings with curatorial team
  • Drafting object lists for collections and publications project and tracking status
  • Conducting site visits to potential donors with Archivist
  • Scanning/exhibition digitization projects

How to ApplyPlease e-mail your resume and cover letter to Derek Gray, Archivist, at derek.gray2@dc.gov.

Deadline: March 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m

2019 summer Public Library Learning Program Coordinator -CA

Approximate date of posting  March 1, 2019

Position:  Summer Learning Program Coordinator Intern

  • Eligibility: current undergraduate and graduate college students  Applicant must be a current student studying at a Bachelor’s or Master’s level in communication, marketing, public relations, or related field. Completed coursework in communication, marketing, public relations, related field, or library science is desirable. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university or college. A graduate student of an ALA-accredited library and information science program is desirable

Location: City of South San Francisco is located in northern San Mateo County, just ten miles south of San Francisco on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay.

Company/Organization  City of South San Francisco, CA

Schedule/Hours  20 hours per week

Time Frame. 10 weeks-

Compensation: $1,500

Source: https://www.linkup.com/details/09aecd17c93998e98d304bb32c779cb5?utm_source=Job+Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general

Description: The Summer Learning Program Coordinator Intern will work with staff to implement and run the Library’s Summer Learning Program for kids and teens. As the coordinator, the intern will be responsible for organizing the distribution of Summer Learning materials and keeping track of the number of signups and finishers, as well as prize distribution.

Outcomes

At the completion of this project, the intern will have gained organization, coordination, and communication skills, and will have gained experience working with patrons from all backgrounds and skill levels and providing fun and engaging incentives for patrons interested in joining the Summer Learning Program.

How to Apply https://www.calopps.org/south-san-francisco/job-19724611?utm_source=linkup&utm_medium=referrer

Deadline: 3/15/2019 at 5pm or until 50 applicants

2019 Summer Library Administrative Intern I-VA

Approximate date of posting  March 4, 2019

Position: Library Administrative Intern I

Eligibility: This is for a high school level student (rising junior or senior or 2019 graduate).

Location: Library Administration Office, 1700 N. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229

Company/Organization  
County of Henrico Department of Libraries

Schedule/Hours  up to 29 hours per week. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (may vary according to availability and would be scheduled to work 10 – 29 hours per week depending on project, not to exceed 29 hours per week)

Time Frame.

Compensation: $10.76 per hour

Source: Indeed

Description: This internship position will be assigned to the Public Library’s Administration section. The intern will learn and gain an understanding of operations through the exposure of the business and day to day activities. The intern will provide clerical and technical support to the Youth Services and Materials Management Departments. Duties could include: 

  • Data entry
  • Prepare and distribute outreach materials
  • Record keeping: filing, research, update records
  • Statistical calculations, data analysis and data entry
  • Program support for Summer Reading Clubs
  • Reporting: special and program
  • Customer Service: send emails, place calls to community partners
  • Assist with Material Management: program tags, stamp paperbacks, apply label protectors to materials 

In addition, students should have a strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, good command of the English language; with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details and penmanship; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability maintain confidential information and work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines; ability to operate photocopier, scanner, and fax machine.

Internships are intended to complement the student’s academic program so the intern must bring foundational knowledge as well as a strong interest in the assigned department’s mission and operations, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities, clear direction regarding expectations and feedback concerning their performance. Interns will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as broad basic skills and industry knowledge.

Strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Deadline:  April 29, 2019.

2019 Summer Teen Library Intern I-VA

Approximate date of posting  March 4, 2019

Position: Teen Library Intern I- Three (3) internships will be filled from this posting

Eligibility: This is for a high school level student (rising junior or senior or 2019 graduate).

Location Three (3) internships will be filled from this posting: hiring Two (2) interns at Libbie Mill Library – 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, Henrico, VA 23230 and one (1) intern at Tuckahoe Area Library – 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229

Company/Organization  
County of Henrico Department of Libraries

Schedule/Hours  up to 29 hours per week. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (may vary according to availability and would be scheduled to work 10 – 29 hours per week depending on project, not to exceed 29 hours per week)

Time Frame Summer

Compensation: $10.76 per hour

Source: Indeed

Description: This internship position will assist library staff in the Teen Department and Digital Media Lab. The intern may be assigned to assist or help with:

  • Teen and Children’s Programs
  • Collection maintenance (shelving, weeding, book repair)
  • Teen Room Information desk duties (helping patrons locate items and use library resources)
  • Teen Room maintenance (organizing, straightening)
  • Data entry
  • Digital Media Lab classes, 3D Printing and other digital media (Adobe CS)

This internship will include extensive public contact working on the Teen Information Desk. The intern must be able to interact with the public and be helpful and courteous. The intern may be an integral part of a team or might be required to work more independently. The intern will learn how to work in a professional environment and have the opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe CS are preferred but not necessary.

The intern will learn and gain an understanding of library operations through the exposure of the business and day to day activities.An interest in books and love of reading is preferred.

In addition, students should have a strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, good command of the English language; with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details and penmanship; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability maintain confidential information and work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines; ability to operate photocopier, scanner, and fax machine.

Internships are intended to complement the student’s academic program so the intern must bring foundational knowledge as well as a strong interest in the assigned department’s mission and operations, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities, clear direction regarding expectations and feedback concerning their performance. Interns will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as broad basic skills and industry knowledge.

Strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines.

 How to Apply https://ebiz.henrico.us/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=1568775670&retainAM=N&addBreadCrumb=RP&p_svid=104319&p_spid=4636163

Resume with 2 references (name, address, phone number, email of individuals who know your skills, knowledge and abilities)

  • A letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and to indicate at least three learning goals related to the internship

Deadline:  April 29, 2019.