Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HCL Internship: Special Collections - Internship

Special Collections Internship - Manuscripts
Opening Date: 10/23/12

Closing Date:  11/19/12

Job Type: Internship

Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
Process and describe a manuscript collection.  Interns will gain experience working with manuscripts and special collections materials.  Some work with digitization is also possible.
This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, January – May 2013,         8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include: 
  • Describing and organizing two collections of 19th American correspondence, pamphlets and other ephemera.
  • Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software.
  • Preservation work using enclosures and other treatments.
  • Archival storage development, such as refoldering, labeling, etc.
Best Qualified Candidates will:
  • Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate.
  • Be able to life and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Completed coursework in Archival Studies desirable.
  • Candidate has not completed 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