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Students – Summer Internship at Corning

Corning Incorporated – Business/Technical Information Center Summer Help

Availability: mid May to late August (flexible within this time frame)
Hours: Up to 40 hours per week, within hours of 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period
Salary: commensurate with experience
Broad Functions:
This position offers a self-motivated individual experience in a corporate information center providing services to R&D scientists and engineers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience aspects of the job of information professional at a Fortune 500 company with projects focusing on resource allocation, data analysis and metrics for decision making.

Specific Duties:
Duties will fall into two basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  •  Print collection – The inventory/weeding of the physical collection is the top priority. Assist with metrics for analysis of existing print collection and complete the updating of catalog. Document decision making and workflow process.
  • eBooks – usage analysis of existing titles and perform gap analysis to identify potential resources for purchase
  • Analyzing COUNTER usage statistics for electronic journals and develop recommendations for 2014 renewal decisions

User Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing and updating topical guides and tutorials
  • Developing content for intranet portal – resource updates/developments (training opportunities, new content, etc.)

All applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in library/information science (preferred) or pursuing an undergraduate degree in information science. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and basic HTML
  • Basic understanding of metadata standards
  • Some projects will require physical labor – lifting boxes, moving materials, etc.
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Ability to create data crosswalks
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros

Application Procedure:
Applicants may submit a letter of application, resume and professional references via email to If also seeking internship credit, please include documentation required by the crediting institution with application material for review.

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