Recent Fortenbaugh Interns

Special Collections

Stephen Light '05Stephen Light ‘05

Internship: Special Collections; Major: History

Completed MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2008. He now works as the Manager of Museum Programs for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

“The Internship opened my eyes to the world of public history and led me down a career path that finds me working at my dream job today.”

Meredith (Bartron) Riley '03Meredith (Bartron) Riley '03

Internship: Special Collections; Majors: English and History

“I’m sure over the years the interns have created pieces more elaborate and impressive than my little study of the sciences, but I imagine the general effect of the internship on the individual student has remained the same; the opportunity for self-discovery along the documents of the past has remained with me even though I did not end up choosing a career in library science.”

Reference and Instruction

Molly Troy '12Molly Troy ’12

Internship: Reference & Instruction; Major: English

Currently working on a MA in Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialization in children and youth resources.

“Interning with the Reference Department…helped me see how libraries can have a direct positive impact on patrons. It prompted me to consider a career in library science...and here I am! Additionally, many of the conversations I had with the reference staff helped me become acquainted with library lingo and the themes and questions at the forefront of the library world.”

Allison Bryk '10Allison Bryk ’10

Internship: Reference and Instruction; Major: Religion

Currently enrolled in the MS in Information Sciences program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

“This internship opened my eyes up to a whole different level of student interaction and only acted to reaffirm this for me. In an academic library especially, you get to act as a special blend of teacher, resource, and sometimes even friend for those seeking information.”

Elizabeth Johns '10Elizabeth Johns ’10

Internship: Fortenbaugh Intern (Reference & Instruction / Special Collections), Barbara Holley Intern in Technical Services; Majors: History and Political Science

Completed her MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Currently the Undergraduate Research Librarian for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

“The librarians in Musselman Library made sure I understood the inner-workings of the departments in which I was working, and how they fit into the bigger picture of the library as a whole. I learned about librarianship as a profession, and now find myself active in professional organizations and activities, following the example of the excellent librarians in Gettysburg. The best part about being an intern in Musselman was that the librarians were open and encouraging of my ideas and projects - even today. Through the library's internships, I forged lasting relationships both professionally, and personally, and consider my Musselman Library experiences as integral to my success.”


Lina Terjesen '06Lina Terjesen ’06

Internship: Music; Major: Music Education

Completed MA/MLS program in Musicology and Library Science at the University of Buffalo. Lina is currently the Music Librarian at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

“I was both honored and blessed to be the first Music Intern, and for me the experience was what I needed to put my life on track and realize that I wanted to be a Music Librarian. ...I know that without the generosity and caring of Bob Fortenbaugh, I would not be where I am today.”