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Local History, Genealogy, & Archive Department Graduate Internship - Brentwood Public Library

August 03, 2022 1:23 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

Apply by August 15

The Brentwood Library Local History Department is seeking MLIS student interns to gain experience working on our Newspaper and Audiovisual historical indexing projects. Intern participation  in these projects will entail digitizing archival items as well as using information analysis and metadata  creation skills to contribute to the development of an index to facilitate research. 

The intern will work under the supervision of our History Librarian. Training will include developing indexing skills as well as introducing our Local History Room, archival collections, and  genealogy reference services. Interested interns may assist with our public history and genealogy  programs. 

The ideal candidate will have an interest in historical and/or genealogical research, exploring  archival collections, and developing their abilities to assist patrons in their own investigations both via  in-person reference services as well as developing indexes, finding aids, and other research tools. 

Schedule

  • Flexible schedule up to the limit set by internship course.  

Responsibilities 

  • Work under the supervision of our history librarian indexing our Newspaper and Audiovisual  projects. 
  • Review digitized materials with an aim toward indexing and creating metadata. 
  • Digitize items using scanning equipment. 
  • Upload digitized items and metadata to content management systems. 
  • Assist patrons in accessing archival items and answering local history and genealogy questions  relating to the archival collection. 

Qualifications: 

  • Enrolled in an internship course at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

Application Information: 

Email applications to Peter Ward at pward@brentwoodnylibrary.org by August 15, 2022.  

Please include a cover letter in the body of your email and an attached resume with listing relevant  qualifications, education, and job experience. 

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Phone: (631) 675-1570
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