Teen Services Internship, Darien Library, Darien CT
posted August 9, 2013 2:23 AM
Teen Services Internship:
The innovative Darien Library (CT) - one of the busiest and most highly ranked public libraries of its size in the country - seeks a creative, self-motivated library school student to become a member of the Teen Services team for a six-month internship. The start date is flexible.
This Internship is designed to give the library school student experience and exposure to all aspects of teen services including collection development, reader's advisory, technology, gaming, outreach, programming, and budgeting. While working closely with a mentor in the department, the Intern will learn about the inner workings of our busy and innovative teen department and have the opportunity to develop new projects and programs.
The successful candidate will have a willingness to learn, a strong interest in working with teens, and a passion for public service. The accepted candidate will receive a wealth of experience from working in this dynamic environment.
- Enrollment in an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program.
- Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and with sensitivity when responding to patrons' information needs.
- Proficiency using basic office computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and working knowledge of information literacy principles.
- Initiative, flexibility, ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and the ability to be self-motivated and work independently.
The Internship is for one day a week starting in September and goes until the end of March. Darien Library will provide meals and Metro-North train passes for the duration of the Internship as well as mentoring with full-time librarians.
Apply by sending cover letter and resume to Erica Gauquier, Teen Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.