Digital Programs Internship, Amherst College, Amherst MA

Digital Programs Internship

 

Position:

Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College (GSLIS West) Part-time Graduate Student Intern

 

The Amherst College Library Digital Programs Department is the site of this position. This position reports to the Head of Digital Programs.

 

Date:

Anticipated start date: June 2013

 

Department:

Amherst College Digital Programs

 

Address Site:

Amherst College Library

61 Quadrangle Drive

Amherst MA 01035

 

Job Description

Responsibilities:

 

The Intern will work closely with the Head of Digital Programs and Digital Programs Resident, and collaboratively with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments, on projects involving the digitization and cataloging of archives and manuscript materials. Duties will include digitizing materials from Archives & Special Collections, creating MODS metadata records, and special projects as needed.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

Enrollment in the GSLIS program.

Attendance at the GSLIS West program.

Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills.

 

Preferred:

Experience with digitization and digitization equipment.

Familiarity with metadata schemas such as Dublin Core and MODS; content standards such as AACR2 and DACS; and controlled vocabularies.

Experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records.

Completion of LIS 415 - Information Organization

 

Hourly rate:

$11.00/hour

 

Hours/week:

15-20 hours per week

 

Days and times needed:

Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

 

End period:

December 31, 2013, with possibility of renewal to May 31, 2014.

 

Contact Information:

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Kelcy Shepherd

Head of Digital Programs

Amherst College Library

kshepherd@amherst.edu

 

Review of applications will begin on May 29.

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