Library/Museum - Winter Break Opportunity List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 1 by 11:59 p.m.

Not sure if you want to apply?

See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"


Networking Dinners:

Pittsburgh, PA - Liz Williams ‘2013, Donor Recognition Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University;  Leslie Przybylek '88, Curator of History, Senator John Heinz History Center; Sierra Green '11, Archivist, Senator John Heinz History Center; Rachael Surmick '12, HomeOwnership Center Manager, Neighborworks Western PA; Emily Harper '10, Associate Council, Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel

Job Shadowing:

Mike Buscher P‘2019, Head, Reference Services, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress (Location: Washington, DC)  Shadow Description: A student participant in the Job Shadow program would be introduced to staff at all levels and would explore the many different jobs and tasks that go into making the largest cartographic collection in the world (5.5 million maps, 85 thousand atlases) accessible to Congress and researchers worldwide. The student would be introduced to historical collections dating back to the 14th century and to the latest digital materials being produced. I am currently the Head, Reference Services for the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division and also continue to serve as Acting Head, Collections Management, Geography and Map Division, a position I held for 25 years. I am responsible for all research services and for the care and maintenance of the largest collection of cartographic materials in the world. I currently manage about 25 people, Cartographic Specialists, Librarians and Library Technicians. Interested students are encouraged to review the website:

Kathleen Dugan P‘2015, Librarian & Executive Director, Cleveland Law Library Association (Location: Cleveland, OH)  Shadow Description: Observe legal reference service to lawyers and judges in the Cleveland area. Learn how to use our Integrated Library System to circulate and discharge books, look up patrons, charge accounts, and pay patron bills. Attend any meetings scheduled.Tour library and courthouse. Go out to lunch. **Interested students should live locally, be within driving distance, or already have plans to be in the area.**

Kaitlyn Lyons ‘2010, E-Z Borrow Support and Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Pennsylvania (Location: Philadelphia, PA)  Shadow Description: Learn about working in an academic library. Kaitlyn received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh (2012).

Leslie Przybylek ‘1988, Curator of History, Senator John Heinz History Center (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)  Shadow Description: Students have opportunity to learn about two different sides of work in a large regional history center - with dual shadowing in the museum and the research library duirng the host day. Sierra Green '11, Archivist, will also be involved in the shadowing day experience.

You can browse the entire list of opportunities by Location.  You can also browse opportunities by category. You can easily search through the opportunities by hitting CTRL+F to bring up a search box in your web browser or PDF. 

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