Internship Opportunity: Library Work Study, The Banff Center (Banff, Alberta, CAN)

The Banff Center currently has a Work Study opportunity (with stipend) at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Application deadline: August 27, 2012

Program and application details: The Banff Centre Library Work Study

The Library Work Study program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection development, collection management, and reference services. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship, with a specific focus on cataloguing and collection assessment of special collections, specifically artists’ publications (artists’ books, zines, multiples, and ephemera). The practical aspects will primarily focus on activities which fall in line with the participant’s learning objectives and ongoing projects of the library.

Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives.

Work Study placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment. International applicants are welcome.