Musselman Library may offer graduate students in library science the opportunity to participate in an unpaid internship designed either to further experience or to apply to course credit. These internships are dependent on available need of the department, so please contact the person below in your department of interest to inquire on availability.
Research & Instruction
Goal: To become familiar with the organization and operations of a Research & Instruction Department of an academic library.
- Prospective interns must have taken one of more reference courses.
- 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.
Supervisor: Kerri Odess-Harnish (email@example.com), 717-337-7018, Director of Research & Instruction
Dates available: Gettysburg College's fall or spring semester. Prospective interns must be available the week prior to start of fall/spring semester for a training session of approximately fifteen hours in length. Weekday hours required, but some evening hours are possible on Mondays through Thursdays.
- The intern will staff the Research Help Desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections.
- The intern will participate in collection development of the Reference Collection.
- The Intern may work with various librarian liaisons to support various academic departments.
- The intern may participate in our information literacy instruction program by:
- preparing supportive course materials
- co-teaching a class as schedules permit
- assessment of student learning
- collecting and analyzing statistics taken in support of the instruction program
- The intern may create and/or maintain materials on our website.
- The intern may assist with special events, including marketing and administrative support.
- Other duties as assigned.
Special Collections & College Archives
Goal: To become familiar with the organization and operations of a Special Collections Department and Archives of an academic library.
Supervisor: Carolyn Sautter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-337-7002), Director of Special Collections and College Archives
Dates available: Spring semester
- The Intern will learn archival theory and practice, and become familiar with rare books, manuscripts, photograph and memorabilia collections. In addition the intern will become familiar basic preservation of rare materials.
- The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of archival and personal papers collections and the creation of finding aids.
- The intern may assist with researching and mounting exhibits.
- The intern may staff the reading room desk and assist students and other researchers in using the collections.
- The intern may assist with digital projects or initiatives.
Goal: to gain practical experience and become familiar with one or more units related to Technical Services as it supports an academic library.
Supervisor: Jeremy Garskof (email@example.com, 717-337-7036), Director of Technical Services
Dates available: Gettysburg College’s Spring Semester and/or Summer break. Weekday hours required.
- The intern will become familiar with broad concepts and processes related Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources and Serials, and Collection Development.
- The intern may assist with collection development and evaluation Musselman Library resources in physical and/or electronic format.
- The intern may assist with cataloging of Musselman Library resources in physical and/or electronic format situated in the main campus building and/or offsite storage facility.
- The intern may assist with electronic resource management projects.
- The intern may assist with projects pertaining to methods of acquiring and evaluating new resources.