Careers in Library & Information Science Externship

Goal: Introduce students from underrepresented groups to the field of library and information science

Musselman Library Contact: Janelle Wertzberger, Assistant Dean of the Library

Contact information: jwertzbe@gettysburg,edu, (717) 337-7010

Dates Available:

May 20-24, 2019 at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA

Participants will receive a $500 stipend. Housing, meals, and transportation to/from Bryn Mawr (from Gettysburg or a similar distance) will be covered.

The Gettysburg student extern(s) will have the opportunity to be employed in Musselman Library in Fall 2019, as well.

Externship Activities:

Students from Bryn Mawr, Gettysburg, Haverford, Lafayette and Swarthmore Colleges will explore the field of library and information science, including careers in libraries, archives, museums, etc. The week will include presentations, discussions, readings, and field trips - this is not a traditional job shadowing experience. Together externs and librarians will explore career options and connections between librarianship and pressing social issues. A cohort of up to 10 students will participate (1-2 from each campus).

Application Details:

  • To apply: complete the online application
  • Application deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019.
  • Interviews will be conducted on Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than April 12, 2019.