Saturday, March 24, 2012

MN Internship: Preservation @ 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, June – August 2012.

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

Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Application Deadline:
April 20, 2012

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