Unpaid Internship: Two positions at the Corning Museum of Glass Library and Archives, Corning, NY

RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES INTERNSHIP

The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, covering subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The Special Collections & Archives department holds nearly 200 unique collections from glass manufacturers, studios, renowned glass artists and scholars, as well as design drawings and works of art on paper.

Crafted to meet the professional skills desired by the intern, this internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with special collections and archival materials.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gain knowledge about the library’s collections and archives.
  • Build a network of working professionals in the library and archival fields.
  • Through practice, enhance analytic, observation, and organizational skills.
  • Learn about archival theory and the best practices in the professional field.
  • The intern will submit a self-reflection piece upon completion of the internship, addressing his/her work experiences during the program. The essay format will be flexible, to be chosen by the intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This internship has two track options:

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK ONE, ARCHIVAL PROCESSING

The intern will work through all phases of processing an archival collection, beginning with accessioning, preserving, researching, arrangement and description, and culminating in the creation of an online finding aid in ArchivesSpace archival management software.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK TWO, INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVES

The intern will take part in planning and executing the appraisal, ingest or disposition, arrangement and description of the physical and born-digital records of the institutional archives of The Corning Museum of Glass. The intern will train in ArchivesSpace archival management software, entering existing data as well as new incoming records into the database.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in the archive profession.
  • Current or recent graduate student in a Library Science program
  • Coursework/experience in archiving.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work with foreign language materials
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

This internship is available beginning in the fall of 2015. Ability to commit to at least 10 hours/week is preferred, and we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops
  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café
  • Free admission to the museum during your internship for you and your guests

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send a cover letter expressing career goals and interest in the internship, along with a curriculum vitae to interns@cmog.org.


RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES FALL INTERNSHIP

The Rakow Research Library, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is excited to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the area of public services. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work with our diverse international patron base, ranging from grade school students to studio artists to advanced scholars. Intern will work with the Public Services Team, and the internship may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.

The preferred candidate is energetic, outgoing, and dynamic. Applicants should have some practical experience with reference, instruction or interlibrary loan. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Gain experience in the area of public services
  • Gain experience in reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library

POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES

Other duties may be assigned

  • Respond to basic reference queries, in person and virtually
  • Assist in staffing the reference desk
  • Project work with LibAnswers
  • Project work creating LibGuides
  • Conduct instruction sessions
  • Plan campaigns and create content for social media

WORK & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
  • Coursework, experience, or familiarity with reference, instruction, outreach, or interlibrary loan
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction;  willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Employee discounts in the CMoG Shops and Café
  • Free museum admission for you and guests during your internship

TO APPLY

This internship is available beginning in the Fall of 2015.  Ability to commit to at least 10–15 hours/week is preferred, but we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to interns@cmog.org.  Deadline to apply is August 31, 2015.


Paid Internship: Archives and Records Internship, The Chicago Community Trust

Internship Purpose:

Service is the heart of the Trust. The Trust believes that each employee represents the Trust’s commitment to service and plays an essential role to deliver on our mission to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and prosperity in our region.

This position will assist the Archivist and the Digital Archivist, under the direction of the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, in developing the Archives and Records of The Chicago Community Trust as well as with other information duties.

The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s community foundation, is developing a formal archives as a part of its 100th anniversary in 2015. The creation of the digital archives is a goal of the Centennial Plan. This work includes organizing and retrieving material from several locations; developing long-term storage and retrieval mechanisms for both hardcopy and electronic records; developing and implementing control over daily business records; and developing an electronic archives of images and of audio-visual material; and work with the Oral History Project.  This experience will also afford an opportunity to assist with the implementation of the Trust’s Centennial Program.

This is a paid internship, lasting up to twelve months.  It will have a flexible schedule of up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Duties:

Assist the Archivist and Digital Archivist in carrying out the Archives and Records Plan, 2013-2016:

  • Create metadata for archival holdings, including the photograph collection, ephemera (known as Collateral Material), oral history collection and audio-visual files
  • Prepare digital files for ingestion into digital asset management system (DSpace)
  • Perform research regarding Trust history and local history
  • Process publication and periodical subscriptions
  • Assist with work related to the Centennial as assigned
  • Assist the Archivist, Digital Archivist, and Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives in other duties as assigned

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a candidate for a Master’s or higher-level degree in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or related degree program
  • Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries preferred
  • Experience working with photograph and other image collections preferred
  • Knowledge of contemporary archival and digitization practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement, description and file formats a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

About The Chicago Community Trust:

For 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2014, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $164 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening community schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at www.cct.org.

Contact:

Interested individuals should submit an application including a resume and cover letter at http://www.cct.org/about/career-opportunities.

Deadline: July 21, 2015


Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP feature post writer, Madelynn Dickerson!

m_dickersonHello! I am originally from Southern California and I work at the Pearson Library California Lutheran University as the information specialist overseeing reference services and serve as subject specialist for the visual arts, among other subjects. I also teach art history as adjunct faculty in the Art Department. I have a Master’s degree in art history

from the University of Edinburgh and I taught art history and composition courses at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before coming back home to California a few years ago. I am currently a student in the MLIS program at San Jose State University.

I have a broad range of interests in art librarianship, including collection development, special collections, and the library as a facilitator for creative scholarship. I recently collaborated with two artist/poets on VESSEL: Text (Re)Accessioned, an erasure poetry project using deselected library material.  I love teaching and really digging into research.

I’m very excited to be sharing ideas with everyone as a writer at ArLiSNAP!


Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Social Media Liaison, Ralph Baylor!

2014-11-21 15.59.04ArLiSNAP is a great community of new professionals and students, when I saw the opportunity to join in the conversation as the Social Media Liaison, I had to take it.  I am a recent graduate of Pratt Institute where I earned my MLIS and Masters in Art History.  I am currently the Assistant Librarian for Public Services at the Frick Art Reference Library.  There I oversee the Library’s Interlibrary Loan services and assist researchers at the Reference Desk.  In addition I moonlight as the Collections Manager for the Center for Book Arts, where I am the librarian/registrar of The Center’s permanent collection of about 3,000 artist’s books and fine prints.  I am passionate about Reference Services in Museum and Academic Libraries and the potential of web applications to assist in Humanities research.

As the Social Media Liasion I look forward to reaching out to the active community of ArLiSNAP-ers. Expect to find me facilitating on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and the other channels ArLiSNAP has a presence in (but not Secret — too soon?)! Lets share networking stories, the post-graduation job hunt, advice, and worries.

If you run into me on the New York City subway you’ll see that I love to read science-ficition (hard sci-fi, cyberpunk, nano-punk), always with a large cup of coffee in my hand. I am also an avid runner and participate is 4 or 5 half-marathons a year.


Job Postings: Digitization Project Manager, Baruch College

Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York, is currently seeking applicants for a Digitization Project Manager position in its Archives and Special Collections Department. The Digitization Project Manager will assist with a year-long grant-funded project (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration Collection. The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian to create a work plan for the digitization project.  Duties include establishing, implementing, and documenting workflows for the capture and storage of digital objects; inputting metadata; training and supervising two scanning technicians and student workers; and providing quality control on scans.

Experience: supervisory role managing digital projects, working knowledge of metadata and archival description standards (DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core); knowledge of best practices for preservation of, and access to, digital collections; and experience generating checksums.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline.  This position requires at least two years of experience working on digitization projects and managing workflows.

Full time, Temporary from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Compensation: $50,000. Application Deadline: May 20, 2015. Please send resume/CV and letter of recommendation to Professor Jessica Wagner, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College, Jessica.Wagner@baruch.cuny.edu.


Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Chapter Liaison, Melissa Coulston!

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Hello ArLiSNAP! I am an MLIS student at the University of South Carolina and an employee in the library at USC Upstate. I’ve lived in the Upstate for two and a half years, but I am originally from Kentucky. While in Kentucky, I completed a master’s in Art History, a bachelor’s in Classics, and worked in the main library at the University of Kentucky. Between the Latin I studied and my semester abroad in Perugia, it was basically a given that I would study art of the Italian Renaissance for my MA. My thesis was about the Sistine Chapel altarpiece that was destroyed for Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, which in turn involved a lot of papal, Reformation, and Marian history. It was so much fun to research and write. Although I am only halfway through the MLIS program, I already know that I am very interested in art librarianship, visual literacy, digital preservation, and visual resource management. I’m excited for this opportunity to get more involved with ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA as the new Chapter Liaison.