2019 Oral History Archives-VA

Approximate date of posting  April 28, 2019

Position: Oral History Archives Interns (2)

Eligibility Demonstrated time management, organizational, and communication skills as well as attention to detail.

Ability and willingness to work varied hours as required.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new programs, including audio-editing programs.

Interest in history and in gathering and sharing the everyday stories of citizens.

Location: Louisa, VA:

Company/Organization  The Louisa County Historical Society is seeking two organized, enthusiastic interns to assist the Society’s Oral History Program. The interns’ primary focus will be helping to organize and prepare the oral history collection for public access and research. This is a multiyear and multifaceted endeavor involving research, writing, and summarizing and transcribing oral histories as well as digital file management.

Schedule/Hours  Part-time

Time Frame: 3-6 Months

Compensation: $13.00 –

Source https://archivesgig.com/2019/04/26/louisa-va-paid-oral-history-archives-interns-louisa-county-historical-society/


Description Supervised by the Historical Society Director, the interns will focus on processing interviews, including but not limited to digital and paper file organization, converting and backing up files, and creating indexes and transcriptions. The Intern will also have the opportunity to provide input on the development of the Oral History Program, such as the creation of controlled vocabulary and recommendations on how to best make the interviews accessible online. This Internship will also provide exposure to the operation and activities of a historical society.


  • Create an inventory of existing oral history interviews in the Historical Society’s archive.
  • Process and catalog incoming oral history interviews and associated items (photographs, release forms, etc.) and revise processing instructions for others to follow.
  • Assist with the digital preservation of oral history files, which may include converting recordings to different media or file types.
  • Drafting interview summaries, biographies, indexes, and/or full transcriptions of oral history interviews and develop training resources and instructions for other to follow.
  • Assist with organization and addition of controlled vocabulary terms.
  • Occasionally attend monthly meetings of the oral history volunteers held to plan future interviews and share information.
  • Research and write a proposal for the best method to make the interviews publically-accessible online.
  • Research the best practices and ethical guidelines offered by the national Oral History Association and ensure that work performed in the archive meets national standards.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Apply Include title of internship in the email subject field.

 Please state the location where job posting was seen.


POC: Karleen Kovalcik, Executive Director, louisahistory@verizon.net

Deadline: 05/15/2019


2019 Public Library Assistant-NC

Approximate date of posting  April 20, 2019

Position: Temporary Library Assistant I

Eligibility Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma. 

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a North Carolina driver’s license.

Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.

Location: Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough


Schedule/Hours  may work shifts in any of the library’s public-facing divisions: Circulation, Adult & Teen Services, and Youth Services. position works nights and weekends to support public service, as needed.

Time Frame:Temporary

Compensation: $14.25 Hourly

Source sils-jobs@listserv.unc.edu

Description Responsibilities include general circulation desk duties (e.g., checking out/in materials, helping library customers, shelving, and providing basic search assistance), as well as occasional reference, technology assistance, and readers’ advisory.  The position also requires accepting payment for overdue and damaged or billed items.  Must provide great customer service and get along with fellow staff, and perform other duties as assigned. 

 Examples of Duties:
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Assist customers with finding requested materials and information.
Provide basic reference and readers’ advisory services to customers.
Accept payment for customer accounts, including overdue, damaged,
and billed items.
Issue library cards.
Assist customers in accessing their online accounts.
Accurately shelve a wide variety of materials in all areas of the library.

Troubleshoot library account problems and refer to supervisor when necessary.
Perform courier services, delivering materials between the library’s various branch locations.
 Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including modern office technology.

Knowledge of library policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system, Library of Congress subject headings, and standard cataloging practices.

Knowledge of reference resources, including computer-based and automated systems.

Knowledge of library collections and materials.

Knowledge of the geography of the County.

Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing a variety of software.

Skill in operating standard office and audiovisual equipment.

Skill in problem solving.

Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.

Skill in dealing with the public and interpersonal relations.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to drive a motor vehicle for library courier services.


Website: http://www.orangecountync.gov/887/Job-Opportunities

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 04/30/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time

2019 Summer Evening Librarian-MA

Approximate date of posting  April 12, 2019

Position: Temporary College Librarian

Eligibility MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in a library science graduate program 

Location: Boston, MA

Company/Organization  Bay State College Library

Schedule/Hours  Availability on Mondays/Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4pm-8pm, from May 20th-August  1st, 2019

Time Frame: May 20th-August  1st, 2019

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

Source http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/2019/04/evening-librarian-summer-2019—temporary-bay-state-college-boston-ma.html

Description The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the 2019 summer term. This position is ideal for a current library school student (or recent graduate) who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.

The core responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research and directional reference questions, both in person and via email
  • Conducting a library orientation for the evening division English class
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials 
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as LibGuides editing or collection development

Apply Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume to Jessica Neave at jneave@baystate.edu.

2019 Spring Temporary positions @ Proquest-MD

Approximate date of posting  March 11, 2018

Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland


Company/Organization  Proquest

Schedule/Hours requires weekday (Monday – Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.

Time Frame  Temporary

Compensation  unpsecified

Source UMD Blog

Website: https://www.proquest.com/about/

  • Description: Identify source materials for product coverage based on criteria and allocated budget.
  • Research, review and monitor a variety of sources including print, electronic, websites and individual contacts.
  • Enter data in content management system that may include text formatting, metadata, subject terms, topic indexing, abstracting, web linking, and other editorial enrichment.
  • Understand and utilize customer data and market trends in determining value-add needed to maintain customer base and attain market-based objectives.
  • Perform document control, end of production cycle completeness and accuracy tasks as assigned.
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed to organize and track records.
  • Actively participate in departmental meetings and discussions.

POC: kebranch@smcm.ed

How to Apply: For more information, please contact Kelsey Branch at

Deadline: unspecified

2019 Corporate Library Intern, MA

Approximate date of posting  February 27, 2019

 Position: Library Intern

Eligibility. Enrollment in a Library Science Degree Program

Location: Chelsea, Massachusetts

Company/Organization  Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Schedule/Hours  20 – 40 hours/week

Time Frame This is a 6 month internship (flexible)

Compensation: Hourly Rate: $17.00 – $18.00



The MWRA Library is seeking an Intern to assist in cataloging a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS. In addition, the intern will gather and record metadata in preparation for a historic photograph digitization project. Assistance in the daily operation of a small, governmental Special Library, under the direction of the Library Supervisor, will also be required.


  • Catalog a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS
  • Gather and record metadata for historic photograph digitization project
  • Learn daily library operations in a special library setting
  • Serve a wide variety of personnel in reference requests as needed
  • Provide additional support to Library Supervisor as needed

How to Apply https://mwra.applicantpro.com/jobs/1008944.html.

Deadline: March 8, 2019

2019 Web Archiving Intern-KY

Approximate date of posting  February 27, 2019

Position: Web Archiving Intern

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in or graduation from a master’s program in library science, public history, historic administration, or other degree with archival concentration. Have taken at least one graduate-level course in archival theory and practice.

Location: Lexington, KY

Company/Organization  University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

Schedule/Hours  Full-time Anytime between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Time Frame. Temporary

Compensation: $14.50  ph

Source: https://archivesgig.com/2019/02/27/lexington-ky-paid-web-archiving-intern-university-of-kentucky-special-collections-research-center/

Description: Using Archive-It and ArchivesSpace and under the supervision of the Director of Digital Services and the University Archivist, the Web Archiving intern will assist with the establishment of a web archiving program for permanent and historical records found in selected University of Kentucky Web seed URLs and social media platforms (primarily Facebook and Twitter). The intern will create and review crawls, create description for seeds and crawls, and contribute to local crawl and procedures manuals. Specific duties include:

•           Work collaboratively with position supervisors and the Library Web Archiving Working Group to develop seed, account, and hashtag selection scope and guidelines.

•           Set up, review, and describe crawls per seed, account, and/or hashtag.

•           Review existing website description procedures and Society of American Archivist College and University Archives section campus case studies on website preservation and description.

•           Based in this review and existing local procedures, contribute initial collection development criteria and description manuals.

•           Perform related duties as assigned.

How to Apply Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Deadline: 3/31/2019

2019 Library Intern-D.C.

Approximate date of posting  February 26, 2019

Position: Library Intern

Eligibility: Enrolled in a master’s degree program in library and information science at an ALA-accredited institution

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization  Cosmos Club  The Cosmos Club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878, is a private social club for women and men distinguished in science, literature, the arts, a learned profession or public service. The Club is noted for its camaraderie and atmosphere of warmth, dignity, and elegance. Members who enter the Clubhouse in search of congeniality or intellectual stimulation find both in full measure. Should they seek solitude, privacy is respected.

Individuals elected to Club membership come from a wide variety of professions; a common theme is a relation with scholarship, creative genius, or intellectual distinction. Among its members, over the years, have been three Presidents, two Vice Presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 61 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 55 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Schedule/Hours  Unspecified

Time Frame. Temporary-Unspecified

Compensation: Shift Meals, Paid Time Off

Source: http://cuaslis.org/wp/library-intern-washington-dc/

Description: The Library Intern will assist the Club Librarian with routine circulation and clerical work as well as special collection management projects including but not limited to: general circulation, reshelving and stacks management, inventory projects, catalog maintanence, processing new acquisitions, deaccessioning books and preparing for release.

 Essential Functions:

  • Assist with circulation of library materials (using InMagic Genie Plus)
  • Sort and reshelve returned books
  • Search for missing/misplaced books
  • Assist with inventory projects
  • Move books between main library and stacks location throughout Club property
  • Edit catalog records
  • Prepare new acquisitions for the shelf
  • Prepare withdrawn books for release
  • Process newspaper and periodicals

Additional Opportunities and Training:

  • Locate and import MARC records (copy cataloging)
  • Basic Original Cataloging
  • General Reference Service

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change.


Website: https://www.cosmosclub.org/About-the-Club

How to Apply https://cosmosclub.applicantpro.com/jobs/1009228-316010.html

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Spring Federal Library -D.C.

Approximate date of posting February 20, 2019

Position: Library Aides

Eligibility: Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.

Location: Washington, D.C.


Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame3 months contract: The project will start on March 4, 2019. 

Compensation: Paid

Source: Libjobs@inforserv.insist.fr

Description: Tasks to be completed require physical stamina and agility and attention to detail, including:

  • Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending and stooping to retrieve, re-shelve, shift, and update collections or to adjust shelves and move books from one location to another
  • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Loading and unloading wire baskets or carts with books and unbound materials
  • Balancing on step ladders while pulling, moving, or re-shelving materials on the top shelves
  • Sorting materials in general category order and distributing these materials onto sorting shelves for further arranging
  • Arranging materials on book trucks (in item-specific call number order) from the sorting shelves or distribution trucks
  • Shelving materials of various sizes, weight, and quantities
  • Using hand-wheels to access compact shelving ranges

How to Applyhttps://www.libgig.com/careers/library-aide-lac-group/a0E1H00000c5gmIUAQ/

Deadline: ASAP