Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern
Availability: Accepting Applications. 2 positions available.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. The Fisher Fine Arts Library is part of TRL and focuses its support on the History of Art department and PennDesign school (comprised of architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, historic preservation, city and regional planning, and urban studies disciplines). The Fine Arts Library Intern will facilitate access to and discoverability of lesser-known parts of the collection by assisting in collection analysis and development, engaging in digitization and metadata initiatives, and promoting the library on social media.
The Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern will be responsible for identifying parts of the arts and design collections for digitization, promotion, and development. This will include surveying the Fisher’s rare and specialized collections; investigating collection development needs; and focusing on parts of the collection that should be digitized and described in Shared Shelf, a digital asset management system. By extension, the intern will improve internal Shared Shelf documentation, as well as external guides on image rights and use. In order to promote the library’s collections, spaces, and programs, the intern will be responsible for posting regularly to the library’s social media account.
In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.
Experience handling rare book and special collections materials; familiarity with metadata schema and standards; reading knowledge of at least one other language; background in arts or design discipline.
To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Use subject line “Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship.”
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Original link: http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/fisherfineartsintern.html