Archives and Special Collections Paid Internship, Loyola Notre Dame Library

Working in the Archives and Special Collections department of Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) under the mentorship and supervision of LNDL archivists, the Archives and Special Collections Intern will participate in accessioning, arranging, describing, and managing archival collections. The Intern will also have the opportunity to participate in other activities of the department, including public services, environmental monitoring, management of the rare book collection, and outreach initiatives.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assess collections, create processing plans, and process collections with guidance from LNDL archivists
  • Create finding aids with ArchivesSpace, utilizing best practices established by the department
  • Participate in public services duties, such as monitoring the reading room or responding to reference inquiries
  • Participate in outreach activities, such as promotion of the Archives via social media and the library website
  • Assist in gathering, reporting, and analyzing data from environmental monitoring systems
  • Assist in the management of the rare book collection

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate student or recent graduate of a master’s program in library and information sciences or public history with coursework in archives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to delivering high quality customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives
  • Proficiency in use of the Microsoft Windows operating system, especially Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of archival standards and practices through education and/or work experience

Schedule and Compensation:

This internship is for 10-19.5 hours per week for the spring semester. Compensation is $18/hour. Experience may be applied toward a field study or practicum, subject to faculty approval.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should provide examples in their resume and cover letter that demonstrate they meet the position requirements. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references with “Archives and Special Collections Intern” in the subject line to Jenny Kinniff, Head of Archives and Special Collections: jkinniff@loyola.edu.

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