The Music Liaison of Musselman Library invites Gettysburg College students to submit applications for the spring semester Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Internship in Music Librarianship.  The internship is open to students with either a major or minor in music, and offers an opportunity to learn firsthand about music librarianship.  Students considering a career in the field, or interested in learning more about music in libraries, are encouraged to apply.

The Music Liaison works with the many different types of music resources available in the library, including audio-visual materials, printed music, databases and digital collections, and books about music.  We select and catalog new materials; work closely with Sunderman Conservatory faculty and students to provide information literacy instruction and research consultations; design exhibits and help develop music-related web content; and coordinate various outreach programs, including a library concert series. 

The Fortenbaugh Music Intern will work 6-8 hours per week while classes are in session.  The internship carries a stipend of $8.50 per hour (6-8 hours/week, 14 weeks).  Projects will be assigned based on the interests of the intern and the current needs of the department.  For example, the intern might help develop an area of the music collection in which they have special interest, such as bibliographies of music for wind instruments, or resources for the study of conducting.  Interns may also contribute to information fluency instruction sessions, help develop online music resources, or learn to catalog music materials.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A resume
  2. The names and contact information for 1-2 references (references should be faculty members who can tell us about you and your work in the classroom, and/or your supervisor in a campus job or other relevant job)
  3. A letter of interest indicating specifically why you would like to be the Fortenbaugh Music Intern, your career goals, and any relevant courses. 

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13, 2015.  Send application materials to: Amy Ward, Music Liaison, Musselman Library, Box 420. 

Have questions?  We'd love to chat with you about the internship.  Drop by the office (room 207C, 2nd floor, Musselman Library) or email Amy Ward at

Want to know what our internships are really like? Read Blogging the Library, a blog by our recent library interns.

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