Cataloging Volunteer Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

The State Library of Massachusetts is offering internships for cataloging students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of cataloging by applying the skills and knowledge gained in LIS415 in a practical library setting.  The internship will focus on editing existing cataloging records that have recently been created as a part of the library's retrospective conversion project.  The internship will also include some original cataloging of monographs that were not included in the scope of the retrospective conversion.


During the internship you will:

∙ Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)

∙ Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA, AACR2, and MARC)

∙ Edit existing cataloging records for monographs

∙ Create original cataloging records for monographs

∙ Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials

∙ Reshelve the materials that you have cataloged


Although these internships are unpaid, they will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House. Internship schedules are flexible during our operating hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume by Monday, June 10, 2013, to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts