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Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern

Availability: not currently hiring for this position

Hours:15 hours per week, preferred scheduling between 9 am and 6 pm weekdays.

Salary: $15/hour.

The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instruction, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. The Fisher Fine Arts Library is part of TRL and focuses its support on the History of Art department and PennDesign school (comprised of architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and city and regional planning disciplines). The Fine Arts Library Intern will facilitate access to and discoverability of lesser-known parts of the collection by assisting in collections analysis, engaging in digitization and metadata initiatives, conducting outreach through workshop planning and technology lending, and promoting the library through exhibition projects and social media.

The Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern will be responsible for identifying parts of the arts and design collections for digitization, promotion, and development. This will include surveying the Fisher's rare and specialized collections, and identifying parts of the collection that should be digitized and described in JSTOR Forum, a digital asset management system, and Omeka, an online exhibit platform. By extension, the intern will enrich internal JSTOR Forum/Omeka documentation as well as external guides on image rights and use. The intern will assist in library programs and services, such as teaching workshops, facilitating the circulation and updating of the library's iPad suite, and aiding in the library's web archiving initiative. In order to promote the library's collections, spaces, and programs, the intern will be responsible for posting regularly to the library's social media account.

This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science, though students in other graduate programs will be considered. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Internship is intended for 12-month commitment, but we will consider applications for one full academic year (9 months) as well.

Preferred Experience:
Experience handling rare book and special collections materials; experience with outreach initiatives; familiarity with metadata schema and standards; background in arts or design discipline.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Patricia Guardiola
Use subject line "Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.