|Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14618
Contact Kory Yerkes
|Brighton Memorial Library, a busy suburban public library in Rochester, NY, and recipient of the 2012 Library of the Year Award from the Rochester Regional Library Council, has 3 practicum positions available for the summer of 2013 in our Adult and Children’s reference departments. Students will get training and experience working at reference desks, assisting with summer reading programs, tutoring patrons on e-readers, and ordering materials while interacting with a diverse community. A number of our past interns have been hired for librarian positions in the Rochester region.From June 15-September 15 our library is open 10-9 Monday-Thursday, 10-6 on Fridays, and 1-4 pm on Sundays. We are the only public library in Monroe County open on Sundays during the summer. Interns will be expected to assist 3 other librarians on reference desk shifts which will include, but will not be limited to, at least 4 of each of the following: Sunday afternoons, Monday mornings, and Monday afternoons. Scheduling for other projects will be flexible.Please send a cover letter and resume to Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, Attention: Kory Yerkes. Alternatively, a cover letter and resume may be sent to email@example.com using the subject line Internship Application.Interviews will be conducted in early April. We are anticipating that one student will be selected to work from June 3- August 12, another from June 17- August 26, and one will work from July 5 to September 9. You may specify your preference, but please let us know if you would be open to other placements.|
6493 Ridings Rd.
Syracuse NY 13206
Contact Debby Emerson
|Showcasing CNY’s History
After being trained in digitization and CONTENTdm, interns are assigned to libraries and historical societies in the region. There, they create a starter digital collection from the ground up and train their hosts in digitization. Recently completed projects include OCPL Local History & Genealogy Department’s Syracuse Central Tech High School Collection (digitized by Sarah Lawler), Utica Public Library’s collection (digitized by Aaron Neslin), and the Skaneateles Library Association’s collection (digitized by Morgan Goodwin Bond).
|Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, New York 13202
The Erie Canal Museum is seeking an organized and detail oriented photograph collection intern to aide in our digitization efforts by scanning images from our photo collection for high resolution digital images. The Erie Canal Museum has about 40,000 photographs in the permanent collection that document the fascinating history of the Erie Canal. Having the collection fully digitized will create increased opportunities for exhibiting and sharing our extensive photo collection.
|Fayetteville Free Library
300 Orchard Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Contact Sue Considine
Intern to continue supervised work on Statewide NYHeritage project. This work involves digitizing materials, preparing metadata, participating with a regional committee of professionals in the field. This work frequently includes working with FFL Local History staff and materials. A student in the Digital Certificate program or Advanced Certificate in Cultural Heritage Preservation would be ideal; any MLS candidate with interest will be considered.
2. Local History Collection:
Process donation to the Arts and Crafts Movement memorial collection. Develop an online exhibit to correspond with our Women of Fayetteville Digitization project. Additional local history opportunities/ projects available
3. Early Literacy projects: (would be ideal for a MLS students and/or students from the School of Education). Interest and/or experience in early childhood development preferred.
4. IT internship:
Work with our IT administrator to develop inventory lists, maintenance logs and participate with FFL professionals in the development of the FFL Technology plan of service.
5. Dewey Free:
We are exploring Dewey Free classification models for the FFL. An intern would research options and work with our professionals to develop possibilities for incorporating Dewey Free and/or partially Dewey Free classification systems into our existing collection. An intern would also gain experience in assessing our space and furnishing needs to support a shift to Dewey Free.
6. Family Engagement:
Intern will be responsible for researching trends in Children’s spaces as well as visiting area libraries to evaluate their spaces. The intern will be responsible for incorporating their research into practical ideas to better utilize the current space.
7. Collection Development:
Intern will work closely with a librarian on the development, maintaiannce and growth of a collection.
8. Special Collection:
A unique opportunity available for a student who is interested in working with the FFL Motto sheet music collection. This opportunity includes classification and cataloging of original items. Experience with Polaris ILS is preferred.
9. Transliteracy Development:
This opportunity will involve working closely with FFL professional staff to develop Transliteracy services at the FFL. Included will be experience with 3D printing and grant writing to develop the facility and program components of FFL Transliteracy services.
Please visit our website at www.fflib.org to learn more about internship and paid part time support staff opportunities at the FFL.
If you would like to be considered for an internship, please contact Sue Considine, FFL Executive Director at Sconsidine@fflib.org. Please forward a statement of interest and a resume for consideration.
|Mary Panek, LMS
Jamesville-DeWitt High School
Library Media Center<http://tinyurl.com/jdlibrary>
Edinger Dr., PO Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214
|Revamp the existing library website using the existing platform (Blackboard) or any other free site that’s compatible with their technology, which is somewhat limiting. Students would become familiar with the resources currently available and suggest a new and innovative design. Students would also create an advertising plan that would encourage and draw in our high school community users.|
|Liverpool Public Library
310 Tulip St.
Liverpool, NY 13088
Jean Armour Polly
|Liverpool Public Library offers a vibrant, stimulating, and fun environment for those who would like to gain some experience in the county’s busiest suburban independent public library. We tailor our short term, unpaid internships to your interests!
Some interns want a taste of everything, from children’s services programming, to reference work, to help with the library website. Others prefer to specialize in one or two areas. Recent projects include: public training for ebook readers, development of a job/career exploration area, collection development and maintenance in the children’s collection, digitization of local history materials, and more! Sound intriguing? Let’s talk!
|Manlius Historical Society
|Following is information about an intern positions at the Manlius Historical Society. Besides looking for someone interested in collections care, we also have a library that needs to be organized and catalogued.
The Manlius Historical Society & Museum consists of two properties in the village of Manlius: the Cheney House Research Center, located at 109 Pleasant Street, and the Museum, located at 101 Scoville Avenue. The Cheney House holds an extensive archives and collections pertaining to the history of the Town of Manlius, including the villages of Fayetteville, Manlius, and Minoa. Our museum has permanent and temporary exhibits relating to the history of our area.
We have a variety of internship opportunities available; interns may develop the scope and intent of their projects depending on their interests.
Collections Management and Care: We have an extensive collection holding a variety of objects. We need to have the collection inventoried and entered into PastPerfect; some items need to be re-packaged in proper archival storage; new items need to be cataloged and stored.
Library/Archives: Inventory and cataloging of books in PastPerfect; organize by Dewey Decimal or other method.
Program: Organize an educational program or lecture; may work with current exhibit(s) or an individual program to promote local history.
* Preference given to history, museum studies, or library science majors or applicants with a proven interest in subject matter
* Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills
* Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
* Preference given to applicants with a knowledge of archival cataloging, records management standards and preservation standards (will train)
* Ability to move 40 lb. boxes of materials is preferred
This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with primary sources and artifacts, including the option of designing an exhibit to be featured at our local history museum. Unpaid. Will work with students interesting in earning academic credit. Hours flexible (preferably 10 – 20 hours a week). Located on bus line
To apply, send resume and letter of interest to ManliusHistory@gmail.com
|Onondaga County Public Library
|1. Inventorying and Arranging Onondaga County Church Archives: Onondaga County Public Library has a collection of Presbyterian Church records from the 3 original Presbyterian churches in Syracuse dating from the early 1800’s. The collection includes books, microfilm, ledgers, and ephemera. This collection has never been cataloged, and is in need of inventorying and arranging for enhanced access. We would like to include this collection in a finding aid, to add to our growing inventory of finding aids. http://www.onlib.org/web/lh/finding_aids/index.htm
Interested students can submit their resume to Holly Sammons or Barbara Scheibel, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-1900 for more information about the project. Estimated time commitment between 10-20 hours per week.
2. Digitization Project: Part of the Onondaga County Public Library Central High School archives http://www.onlib.org/web/lh/finding_aids/html_files/CentralTech.html has been digitized and included in the NY Heritage project. http://www.nyheritage.org/institutions/ocpl-local-history-genealogy-department An intern is needed to continue adding digital images and metadata to this project. Duties include scanning items, including photographs, paper, objects, and other works associated with this collection and creating the necessary metadata. Interested students can submit their resume to Holly Sammons or Barbara Scheibel, email@example.com or call 435-1900 for more information about the project. Estimated time commitment between 10-20 hours per week.
|Oswego County School Library System
179 County Route 64
Mexico, NY 13114
|We are merging two different library collections and need MARC records “created”/imported for the resources in these two collections.|
|Polaris Library System
|Project for marketing digital library solutionProject Lync Rollout|
Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Katie Bova at firstname.lastname@example.org
|ProLiteracy is working with service providers on Syracuse’s culturally diverse North Side on a collaborative civic education project. One of the project’s goals is to increase access to resources and information among immigrants and refugees on the North Side. To support this project, we are seeking applicants for a credit-bearing MSLIS internship opportunity beginning in January 2013.
The successful candidate will be responsible for compiling print and web-based resources and information that support the development of “small c” citizenship and civic engagement among project participants. Examples of “small c” resources include everyday resources such as bus schedules, neighborhood maps, links to local news outlets, and information about service organizations in the community, as well as more-specific resources related to subjects like fair housing, filing tax returns, health literacy, financial literacy, and understanding local government.
Tasks will include: Administering a survey and/or hosting a focus group with project stakeholders and the target audience to gather input on what print/web-based resources to focus on and how best to make the resources available.
Gathering print and online resources that are relevant to life in Central New York. Working with ProLiteracy staff to develop and populate a wiki or online portal to house digital resources and links. Creating an instructional guide for accessing the wiki. Making select resources available in print at the ProLiteracy headquarters and at service organization sites on the North Side. Participating in project-related meetings and events as scheduling allows
6-8 hours per week. Flexible schedule within business hours (M-F 9-4:30) Duration, start date, weekly schedule, and credit hours to be negotiated
Qualifications: Must be enrolled in a graduate program, preferable in Library and Information Science. Must have some experience working in an office environment
|Unpaid, for credit. Primarily remote via the internet, but we have weekly staff meetings you’ll need to attend
in person. Preferable that the candidate has completed or is currently enrolled in IST 605. Solid editing skills. Native English fluency is a must. Grammar sticklers welcome.
This position requires basic digital literacy (using web browsers to navigate our system, as well
as the web), skills in information organization (classification) and retrieval (searching), as well as
a basic understanding of databases. Interns will perform their tasks independently under the supervision of a PsyQic cofounder. Interns will be required to participate in the weekly meetings with other interns and employees.
PsyQic is a platform for crowd predictions. It collects questions about the future from users,
and posts them to the system. The primary task of the interns will be 1.a) classify and 1.b)
format the questions and 1.c) add a relevant information resource to the question. Interns
are also responsible for 1.d) verifying the answers to the questions they submit. These
verifications might occur a few days from question submission, or several weeks. It is the
intern’s responsibility to keep abreast of developments regarding the events their questions are
based on so that no resolved questions remain open in the system (eg, a question about who
will win the U.S. Presidential election staying open past Election Day). Interns will also be asked to review and submit feedback about the application and website.
In a later stage of the internship, interns will work on a project(s) to improve the current PsyQic
system, in addition to the basic task described above. Below are some of the projects that are
currently planned: 2.a) Developing an improved classification schema for question subjects 2.b) Linguistic analysis of questions (syntactic, or semantic structure of questions) 2.c) Classifying related information sources for questions 2.d) Classifying information sources for verifying the questions
108 Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact Mary-Carol Lindbloom
|SCRLC is pleased to offer a general unpaid internship opportunity for an MLIS student who is interested in gaining experience in the multi-type library environment. Potential projects include:
1. Creation of program-related LibGuides. One area that is needed is a career and education resource LibGuide, also succession planning.
2. Preparation of a report outlining trends specific to the 14 counties in SCRLC’s service area, i.e., how local socio-economic trends and literacy impact library services (the new census figures come out 1 Feb (useful to long-range planning).
3. Participation in a general multitype experience whereby the intern would pick from several activities in several categories (administrative, CE, RS, Dig, Marketing). The student would also rotate through the various SCRLC advisory committees and attend a Board meeting.
4. Digitization internship:
South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) is pleased to offer a 150-hour unpaid internship opportunity for an MLIS/MLS student who is interested in gaining experience in the area of digitization. The internship is available for the fall term; an additional opportunity is available for the spring. Under the supervision of the Manager of Digital Service and Resource Sharing the intern will create digital collections. Training will be provided. Activities include:
Assisting in the selection of materials to digitize; Developing metadata templates and subject vocabulary in conjunction with teachers and school librarians; Working with CONTENTdm; Training and/or oversee the scanning of documents; Developing and carry out an outreach strategy to Social Studies teachers and school librarians; Developing evaluation tools; Project evaluation; Web development; Developing a marketing plan for the collaborative digitization program.
The intern will ideally have had some course work or experience with digitization and be able to work independently and as a team; good attention to detail is also essential.
|Sisters of St. Francis
Syracuse, New York
Submit cover letter, resume and 1 letter of reference (or the names and contact information for 2 references) to Michele Combs, email@example.com
|Under the supervision of OSF staff and while following established project guidelines, the student will: Photograph items in the collection; Assign accession / ID numbers to items as appropriate; Create records for items (data entry) in existing FileMaker Pro database; Link photographs to database records
Required Qualifications: Must be a graduate student. Students enrolled in the Library and Information Studies program or Museum Studies program, and/or with experience in an archival environment will be given preference.; Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills; Strong computer skills (data entry, connecting/disconnecting camera, moving and renaming files, navigating folders, etc.); Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a reliable schedule; Ability to work independently and collaboratively exercising initiative and judgment; Ability to lift 20lbs and perform physical activities associated with the archival environment
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with FileMaker Pro; Experience working in museum, archives or manuscripts repository
10-15 hours per week; flexible schedule. Start date: January 2013 (spring semester) Duration: Spring 2013 semester, with possibility of extension into Summer 2013 if available/interested and if work is satisfactory.
|Syracuse University College of Law
H. Douglas Barclay Law Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
Contact Donna Movsovich
Under the supervision of the Catalog and Archives Librarian, the Archivist Intern is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the current College of Law archives. In collaboration with Law Library administration, define parameters and guidelines for acquiring significant materials from the departments within the College of Law. Develop goals and objectives for the collection and then implement procedures to grow the archives relevant to the COL’s mission. Process and describe collective groups of documents for backlogged and new donations using archival standards and basic processing techniques. Processing includes analyzing and organizing the materials; re-housing documents in acid-free folders and containers; creating an inventory and shelving materials. Research document “creators” and create a detailed description of their missions and activities.
Qualifications: The MSLIS intern should have:
A strong interest in working in the archival field.
Completed one or more archive courses.
Familiarity with relevant standards for archival description.
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
The ability to work independently and to exercise both initiative and good judgment.
A willingness to get the job done.
Knowledge of personal computers and relevant software.
This is a three-credit non-paid internship position for students currently enrolled in Syracuse University’s MSLIS program.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information to Donna Movsovich
Belfer Audio Archive
Syracuse, NY 13244
|The Belfer Audio Archive is pleased to announce an unpaid Cataloging/Metadata internship for graduate students working towards a library science degree. Under the supervision of the Archivist and coordinating with the Director, the intern will be responsible labeling and cataloging SCRC/Belfer Named collections material located in the Belfer Archive.
Required Qualifications: Must be a graduate student enrolled in the Library & Information Science degree program. Must be able to work within the hours of Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Must be able to work in MS Excel and MS Word Must be reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and be able to stand for long periods of time.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with analog audio, digital collections and/or metadata preferred; Experience working with FileMaker Pro preferred; Completion of special collections, archives, or preservation courses preferred
Hours: 150 hours for the semester. (10-15 hours per week) Duration: Spring Semester 2013
Application review begins immediately. The deadline for applications is Monday January 7th, 2013 To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume/c.v., and a list of 3 professional references (with contact information) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
Contact Steven Hoover
|The Learning Commons of Syracuse University’s Bird Library is seeking applications from current iSchool students for internship positions for the 2013 Spring Semester. The internship is unpaid, but can be used for course credit.
Overview: Interns will have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities related to the functions and program areas of the Learning Commons. The primary focus will be developing instructional skills and building experience with classroom instruction. This will be accomplished through a combination of training, exploration, co-teaching, and direct experience. There will be ample opportunities for interns to engage in other activities as well as to propose projects related to their interests.
Duties: Plan, co-teach, and teach library instruction sessions; Assist with Learning Commons outreach activities; Provide in-person and virtual reference; Participate in professional development and training; In addition, interns will have the opportunity to work on larger-scale projects related to their areas of interest or expertise.
Example projects include: Creation of a digital learning object; Evaluation of a Learning Commons service; Creation of guides or finding aids
Interns will be encouraged to develop their own project ideas in consultation with Learning Commons librarians and staff.
Required Coursework: IST 605 – Reference and Information Literacy Services
Hours Per Week: Flexible (10-15 hours per week would be a good average)
To Apply: Send a CV along with a cover letter explaining both your interest in the internship and how it aligns with your career goals to: email@example.com
|Special Collections Research Center
|The Special Collections Research Center has an opening for an intern, 10-15 hrs per week, for the Spring 2013 semester. The intern will assist SCRC staff with the processing and arrangement of the Benjamin Spock Papers (http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/s/spock_b.htm). Please note this is an internship, and is not a paid position.
Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) was an internationally-recognized American pediatrician, author, and peace activist, perhaps best known as the author of the worldwide best-selling book Baby and Child Care. The Benjamin Spock Papers comprise more than 200 linear feet of correspondence, memorabilia, manuscripts, book drafts, published documents, medical reference files, and other material.
Description and Duties: Under the supervision of SCRC staff and while following established project guidelines, the student will: Perform a high-level survey of various unprocessed accessions; Perform data entry in FileMaker and/or metadata management databases; Assist with the sorting, arrangement, description, and rehousing of Spock’s personal and professional papers
Required Qualifications: Must be a graduate student. Students enrolled in the Library and Information Studies program and/or with experience in an archival environment will be given preference. Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills; Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a reliable schedule; Ability to work independently and collaboratively exercising initiative and judgment;Ability to lift 20lbs and perform physical activities associated with the archival environment. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an archives or manuscripts repository; Interest in and/or knowledge of Benjamin Spock’s life and work
10-15 hours per week; flexible schedule between the hours of 9am-5pm M/W/F and 9am-7pm T/R. Spring 2013 semester, with possibility of extension into Summer 2013 if available/interested and if work is satisfactory.
Submit cover letter, resume and 1 letter of reference (or the names and contact information for 2 references) to Lead Archivist Michele Combs, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Temple Adath Yeshurun
Contact Abby S Kasowitz-Scheer
|Interested in assessing its small library’s collections and access policies and making some changes to reflect current practices and to better meet user needs (the synagogue’s members, including adults and children). We don’t currently have a librarian, but I’ve offered to discuss some ideas and help get things started. I also wondered if a library science student would be interested in doing a project or independent study to help with the planning and possibly help with catalog and circulation processes.|
Looking Outside of Central New York?
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. has announced some exciting archival internships for 2013 on its website.