Monday, July 9, 2012

Special Collections 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 James K. Hosmer Special Collections features mainly the Minneapolis Collection, which is comprised of materials related to the history of Minneapolis, such as books, photos, maps, biographical materials, clippings, programs, documents, and many archival collections. This internship will include processing and describing archival collections with staff direction. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:
·         Process newly acquired archival collections.
  • Update descriptions of existing collections.
  • Create metadata using Archivist's Toolkit.
  • Digitize using scanners and/or digital editing software.
  • Preserve work using enclosures and other treatments.
  • Develop archival storage, such as refoldering and labeling.
Best Qualified Candidates will:
  • Have some archival work experience and/or education in archival studies or librarianship.
  • Experience in digital preservation and/or metadata creation helpful.
  • Education or knowledge of local history helpful.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Available weekday business hours.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • 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