Monday, March 24, 2008

Internship Posting: Science/Technology Intern Librarian

Arthur Lakes Library

Colorado School of Mines

Science/Technology Intern Librarian

Colorado School of Mines’ Arthur Lakes Library invites applications for the position of Science/Technology Intern Librarian. The Colorado School of Mines is a doctoral-granting institution devoted to engineering and applied science, particularly in the areas of energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering. The Arthur Lakes Library is a specialized technical library that supports the educational and research goals of the Colorado School of Mines and serves as a regional center for information in engineering and science. The Library staff consists of 11 library faculty and 11 FTE support staff. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, the Arthur Lakes Library, and the internship please see: http://www.mines.edu/library.

Description The internship will provide experience in a science/engineering academic library. The experience will be tailored to the interest and/or skills of the intern as well as the current needs of the Library. The intern could possibly work in the following areas: reference, collection development, campus outreach, government publications, or cataloging. The intern is expected to report on his or her discoveries by memo, project report, or presentation. It is expected that the result of the intern’s work, in part or whole, will be implemented by the Library. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in campus and Library meetings. A librarian will serve as a mentor to help the intern become acquainted with the Library and the profession.

Qualifications A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school or significant work towards the completion of a master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field or experience in a science/engineering academic library. Excellent communication skills, adaptability to changing environment, and motivation are of extreme importance. Must have interest in working in a science/engineering academic library.

Duration/Hours Start and end date during the fall semester as well as hours to be determined.

Compensation The internship is unpaid and if seeking credit, be sure to verify with the degree granting institution that the internship is appropriate.

Applying Submit a letter of application, résumé, a single page document describing the library science courses taken so far and undergraduate degree (in lieu of undergraduate and graduate transcripts), and the names and contact information (email preferred) of 2 references to the Intern Search Committee in care of Megan Tomeo by email mtomeo@mines.edu (please attach as a Word document or PDF). To expedite the search process correspondences will be via email (a typical search for an academic position will use mail, email, or fax). Please note additional information for evaluation may be requested.

Review of applications will begin no later than April 14, 2008.

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