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MLIS/MLS Students – Internship Opportunities at SCRLC

Digitization Internship Opportunity:

South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) is pleased to offer  a 150-hour unpaid internship opportunity for an MLIS/MLS student who is interested in gaining experience in the area of digitization. The internship is available for the fall term; an additional opportunity is available for the spring.  Under the supervision of the Manager of Digital Service and Resource Sharing the intern will create digital collections. Training will be provided.  Activities include:

  • Assisting  in the selection of materials to digitize;
  • Developing metadata templates and subject vocabulary in conjunction with teachers and school librarians;
  • Working with CONTENTdm;
  • Training and/or oversee the scanning of documents;
  • Developing and carry out an outreach strategy to Social Studies teachers and school librarians;
  • Developing evaluation tools;
  • Project evaluation;
  • Web development;
  • Developing a marketing plan for the collaborative digitization program.

The intern will ideally have had some course work or experience with digitization and be able to work independently and as a team; good attention to detail is also essential.

General Internship Opportunity:

SCRLC is pleased to offer a general unpaid internship opportunity for an MLIS student who is interested in gaining experience in the multi-type library environment. Potential projects include:

  • Creation of program-related LibGuides. One area that is needed is a career and education resource LibGuide, also succession planning.
  • Preparation of a report outlining trends specific to the 14 counties in SCRLC’s service area, i.e., how local socio-economic trends and literacy impact library services (the new census figures come out 1 Feb (useful to long-range planning).
  • Participation in a  general multitype experience whereby the intern would pick from several activities in several categories (administrative, CE, RS, Dig, Marketing). The student would also rotate through the various SCRLC advisory committees and attend a Board meeting.
  • Propose your own multi-type library project!

If you are interested in pursuing either internship opportunity at SCRLC or would like more information, please contact: Mary-Carol Lindbloom, mclindbloom@scrlc.org or 607-273-9106.

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