DDOT Library Intern, Summer

Posted: March 8, 2017 by saacua in Jobs
Library Intern, Summer 2017
Graduate Students: $20/hour
The District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) Library is seeking an intern to assist the Librarian with two projects as well as running the day to day operations of the library.
Photo digitization project:
We are currently undertaking a project to digitize our photo collection (many of which are historical) which contains roughly 10,000 photos
The intern will scan photos and assign data, organizing them into folders on our shared H drive
The intern will assist the librarian with uploading photos to our Omeka site, adding metadata and tags
Archival finding aid project:
We are also undertaking a project to make our archival documents more organized and accessible to both employees and the public
The intern will create basic finding aids for our historic archival documents (which are already inventoried and arranged into collections) which will eventually be uploaded to our OPAC for employee and public viewing
The project has already begun and there are guidelines from the previous intern laid out, so the new intern would be able to follow these
The intern will also assist with various day to day library needs, including but not limited to:
Shelving materials in Library of Congress call number order
Assisting with daily reference requests/use our OPAC
Assisting with the library’s Tumblr page
Assisting with selecting fragile and valuable archival items as candidates for digitization
Intern Skills:
Candidates should be currently enrolled in a Library and Information Science Master’s program.
A basic familiarity with Library of Congress classification
Knowledge of how to use library cataloging software and perform searches
Knowledge of how to scan photos and upload them to a content management site
Some archival experience and/or a completed class on archival practice/theory, is preferred
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