Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Reference Services Internship Program -

West Hartford Public Library The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its 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 $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in May. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and will assist with the implementation of a special project incorporating our Local History Collection and the national Memories of Migration project, funded by a national IMLS grant.  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library’s two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation’s Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund. 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 West Hartford Public Library Foundation and will be administered by the school in which the student is enrolled. Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours. Candidate must be available to participate in a special event on June 2, 2016. Candidate must have reliable transportation Please email the following to by April 20, 2016.  Candidates will be notified by the end of May.  Resume and cover letter.  Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular. List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)