The deadline for Spring 2018 Fortenbaugh internships has passed.
Musselman Library has selected Spring 2018 Fortenbaugh interns. Internships are available in the Research and Instruction, and Special Collections/Archives departments. Please see the internship description and application instructions for each position below.
Goal: Become familiar with research & instruction activities of an academic library.
Prerequisite: Must have taken one or more reference courses
Supervisor: Kerri Odess-Harnish, Director of Research & Instruction
Contact information: email@example.com, (717) 337-7018
Fall or spring semester
Must be available the week prior to start of a semester for a training session of approximately fifteen hours in length
Weekday hours requires
Some evening hours possible on Monday-Thursday
Staff Research Help Desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections
Participate in collection development of the reference collection
Work with librarian liaisons to support carious academic departments
Participate in information literacy instruction program by:
Due to space constraints and our desire to provide a meaningful mentorship for interns, we are unable to accommodate more than one intern each year.
Goal: Become familiar with Special Collections and Archives in an academic library.
Supervisor: Carolyn Sautter, Director of Special Collections and College Archives
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 337-7002
Daytime, weekday hours
Learn archival theory and practice
Become familiar with rare books, manuscripts, photograph and memorabilia
Become familiar with basic preservation of rare materials
Assist in the arrangement and description of collections and the creation of finding aids
Assist with research and mounting exhibits
Staff reading room desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections
Assist with digital projects or initiatives
Goal: Gain practical experience and become familiar with one or more Technical Service units in an academic library.
Supervisor: Jeremy Garskof, Director of Technical Services
Contact information: email@example.com, (717) 337-7036
Spring Semester and Summer Break
Daytime, weekday hours
Become familiar with broad concepts and processes related to Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources and Serials, and Collection Development
Assist with collection development and evaluation of Musselman Library resources in physical and/or electronic format situated in the main campus building and/or offsite storage facility
Help with electronic resource management projects
Support projects pertaining to methods of acquiring and evaluating new resources.