Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Reference Services Internship Program

Avon Free Public LibraryThe Avon Free Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its newly created internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the- job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service. Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4,000 for approximately 210 hours of work over approximately 3-4 months. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a modern public library reference desk as well as assist them with off-desk assignments such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, readers advisory aids, indexing, programming, and other projects as assigned. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the Friends of the Avon Library. Eligibility and requirements: Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program. Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.. The stipend is provided by the Friends of Avon Library and will be paid in two lump sums. Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, as well as evening and weekend hours. Candidate must have reliable transportation.
 Please email the following to tpanik@avonctlibrary.info by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2016.  Candidates will receive an acknowledgement of their application and will be notified of their status in early February. Resume and cover letter, indicating what you would like to learn while interning at the Avon Free Public Library Town of Avon Employment Application List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)