Saturday, October 13, 2012

HCL Internship

Preservation Internship
Opening Date:  10/15/12

Closing Date:   10/29/12

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 from October 31, 2012 – January 31, 2012 up to 240 hours. It 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