Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MN Internship: Children’s Library Internship – Minneapolis Central Library (Hennepin County Library)

Children’s Library Internship – Minneapolis Central Library (Hennepin County Library )

Department Description:
The Children’s Library at the Minneapolis Central Library primarily serves children from birth to 6th grade, families, and teachers. The Children’s Library has a unique and historic collection of more than 120,000 children’s books, DVDs, and audio materials that circulate to the youth and families of the Twin Cities area and beyond.
One Semester, 8 hours per week, January 2012 through May 2012.

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

Minneapolis Central Library – Children’s Library
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Application Deadline:
December 29, 2011

Duties may include the following:
  • Provide direct information services in the Children’s Library
  • Assist with collection development work, to include:
    • Pull books and other materials from collections for review
    • Process books and other materials through catalog
    • Perform general collection maintenance activities, such as shelving, sorting, labeling, etc.
  • Create and supplement book displays
  • Provide support for children’s programming.

Candidate must currently be enrolled in a library program or be a recent library graduate. Applicant must have completed coursework in information services, and have an interest in youth services and/or collection development. Candidate should not have 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