Thursday, November 02, 2017

Intern, Reference Department - West Hartford Public Library

Intern, Reference Department - West Hartford Public Library. The West Hartford Library is looking for a current MLS candidate 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 January. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production). In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, 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. In order to be eligible for this position, students must: (a) be enrolled in a Master of Library Science Program, (b) Must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship, (c) Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library, (d) Have reliable transportation. The schedule for this position is flexible, but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours. To apply for this position, please email the following to by December 15, 2017: Resume and cover letter, personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular, and a list of completed classes as of January 2018 (unofficial transcripts accepted). Candidates will be notified by mid-December. This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation’s Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.