Monday, July 9, 2012

Preservation Internship

Opening Date:  7/11/12

Closing Date:   8/3/12

Job Type: Internship

Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
The Preservation team 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 and other preservation methods.  Preservation also performs a consulting function to staff on preservation matters.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 6-10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:
·         Preservation bookbinding
·         Construction of preservation enclosures for library materials
·         Simple mending of library materials
·         General processing of library materials including some clerical work

Best Qualified Candidates will:
·         Candidate must have attention to detail and good manual dexterity.
·         Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful.
·         Have not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305