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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).
Variations of this internship can include fewer hours and exclusively remote work.
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, New York 13202
Photograph intern
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
1. Digitization:
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 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 Please forward a statement of interest and a resume for consideration.
Mary Panek, LMS
Jamesville-DeWitt High School
Library Media Center<>
Edinger Dr., PO Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214
ph: 315.445.5263
fx: 315.445.8307
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
Donna Nortman
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
Onondaga County Public Library
The Galleries
Salina St.
Syracuse NY
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.
Interested students can submit their resume to Holly Sammons or Barbara Scheibel, 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 has been digitized and included in the NY Heritage project. 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, 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
Marla Yudin
We are merging two different library collections and need MARC records “created”/imported for the resources in these two collections.
Polaris Library System
Liverpool, NY
Chuck Petty
Project for marketing digital library solutionProject Lync RolloutProject browser setting checker

Project nextgen activity monitor

Project Telephony Monitoring App

Project Post-MARC Research Assistant

Project eContent Integration Specialist

Project ILS Application Support Specialist

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.
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.