Thursday, August 18, 2011

MN Internship Posting: Preservation Internship, Hennepin County Library

Preservation Internship
Hennepin County Library

The Preservation department with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding, preservation photocopy, and other preservation methods. The Bindery/Preservation department also performs a consulting and educational function for staff on preservation matters

One semester, 6 to10 hours per week, September 2011 – December 2011.

This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience.

Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Application Deadline:
August 26, 2011

Duties may include the following:
• Preservation bookbinding
• Construction of preservation enclosures for library materials
• Simple mending of library materials
• General processing of library materials including some clerical work

Candidate must have attention to detail and good manual dexterity.
Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful but not necessary.
Candidate has not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

To Apply and For Questions:
Submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305