Tuesday, April 9, 2013

HCL Internship (Fall 2013)

Children’s Library Internship - Fall

Opening Date: 4/10/13

Closing Date:  5/10/13

Job Type: Internship

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

The Position
The Children’s Library at the Minneapolis Central Library serves families and children from birth to 6th grade, including many childcare and school groups. We are a community resource for Minneapolis residents and schools, as well as being a destination spot for visitors from around Minnesota and the world. Our large, historic collection of children’s literature is unique in a public library, and provides a rich resource for artists, authors, students, and historians. Our library hosts family performances for large audiences in the theater-style Pohlad Hall, including puppet shows, children’s films, and musical theater. We also conduct storytimes, craft activities, and classes for children in acting and writing. 

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2013, 8 - 10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Assist Librarians with collection development by completing first-round literature reviews and processing reviewed materials.
  • Gain experience with youth services reference and readers advisory while shadowing library staff on the Children’s Library service desk. 
Depending on the intern’s interests and on the library schedule, other opportunities may include:
  • Plan and assist with storytimes, class visits, building tours, and special events
  • Develop and implement passive programming and book displays
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
·       Enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
·       Completed coursework in information services
·       Interest in youth services and/or collection development
·       Not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library previously

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