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Museum Library Special Collections Internship

Availability: Accepting Applications
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Museum Library Special Collections Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. As part of the larger TRL team, the Museum Library supports education and research in the Anthropology Department and closely affiliated departments, research centers, and graduate groups, as well as the mission of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  The work of the Museum Library Special Collections Intern will bring attention to the special collections that are held in the Museum Library and assist with the development of conservation and digital preservation plans.

The Museum Library Special Collections Intern will complete an inventory of the special collections; develop content for social media to highlight items in the Museum Library’s collections; assist the Museum Librarian to develop programming and digital project plans; and curate an online exhibit about a small number of items in the Museum Library’s collections.    

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience:
Reading knowledge of Spanish, German, French, or Italian preferred. Post-secondary coursework or fieldwork experience in archaeology, ethnography, or ancient studies welcome.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Deb Brown Stewart
Use subject line "Museum Library Special Collections Intern."

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