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Veterinary Library Internship

Availability:not currently accepting applications

Hours: Up to 20 weekday hours per week. Flexible schedule.


Overview: The internship at the Steven W. Atwood Veterinary Medicine Library & Information Commons provides a self-motivated individual experience in the operations of a small academic health science library. Based at the School of Veterinary Medicine, the successful candidate will participate in developing and maintaining information resources, collection management, and collaborative projects for the school.


  • Provide reference support for the veterinary school. Staff one weekly shift for the Penn libraries' chat reference service and central information desk.
  • Assist with projects including
    • Digitization project metadata
    • Research impact assessments
    • Print and electronic collection analysis
    • Online tutorials, research guides and web resources
    • Displays and workshops

Interns may further develop professional skills by attending workshops and training sessions and participating in Penn library meetings, as assigned by their supervisors.

Qualifications: Must be a current student in an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science or related graduate program. Able to learn quickly, take initiative, and to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity and ease with technology. Public service orientation. Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work.

Preferred: experience with searching biomedical databases and web resource maintenance and design

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Margy Lindem
Please write "Veterinary Library Internship" in the subject line.