Thursday, March 24, 2016

Unpaid Internship: Hennepin County Library

Position: Preservation Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
Opening Date: 3/22/16
Closing Date: 4/29/16
Job Type: Internship

Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 

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, bookbinding and other preservation methods. We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.

This unpaid internship is for one semester June - August 2016, 6-10 hours per week. Hours are available Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Preservation bookbinding.
  • Construction of preservation enclosures.
  • Simple mending.
  • General processing including some clerical work.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
  • Attention to detail and excellent manual dexterity.
  • Not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
  • Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful.
To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to Barb McKenzie.

Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305 (preferred)
(612) 543-8579