Dunlap Library Internship

Dunlap Internship

Musselman Library invites Gettysburg College students to submit applications for the 2024 spring semester Dunlap Internship in Collections and Technical Services (CaTS). The internship is open to students in any major and offers an opportunity to learn firsthand about librarianship related to collection development, management, and discovery systems and services. Students considering a career in librarianship or information science are encouraged to apply.

The CaTS Department is responsible for purchasing library materials such as books, films, and journals in all formats. This is the business side of the library. Learn how this behind-the-scenes work can affect the way students find and use library materials, both physical and online.

The Dunlap Intern will work 6-8 hours per week for 14 weeks while classes are in session. The internship carries a stipend of $10.25 per hour. The intern will spend approximately 1 hour a week in discussion and/or training with CaTS staff, and will work the remaining 5-7 hours per week on projects that match the student’s interests, educational goals, and department initiatives. Some examples of potential projects include:

  • Assessing/analyzing resources for duplicate content
  • Curating book displays related to the curriculum, current events, or student interest
  • Developing local subject headings to enhance discovery of targeted collections
  • Editorial work for the You've Gotta Read This! summer booklet
  • Researching digital alternatives to certain print collections

By the end of the internship, the student will be able to:

  • Understand how materials are selected for Musselman Library’s collection
  • Understand how information is organized through cataloging standards and classification schemas
  • Understand the systems that manage data
  • Understand the systems that provide access
  • Understand the communication required for all CaTS operations

To apply, please submit:

    1. A copy of your résumé, outlining work experience, course projects, and/or volunteer work.
    2. A letter indicating your interest in the position, your education and/or career goals, and any relevant courses.
    3. The names and contact information for 1-2 references. References may be from 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.

Application materials should be submitted in Handshake by 11:59 pm Sunday, October 29, 2023.

Musselman Library Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Musselman Library is committed to creating, through our learning spaces, programs, services, collections, and policies, an environment that supports, values, and respects everyone in the Gettysburg College community. At Gettysburg, diversity includes but is not limited to age, country of origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, geography, learning differences, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic level.