The American Planning Association Library seeks a student intern in our Washington D.C. office. The Library serves research, policy, and outreach staff engaged in cutting-edge projects in service of urban & regional planners and the planning profession.
This is a unique opportunity for an MLS student or recent graduate to gain hands-on experience in special librarianship and shape an individual project to your interests. We are looking for a tech-savvy, creative, hardworking person eager to help us jump-start our Library's collection and improve service.
The intern will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects, including:
- Cataloguing of a core print collection
- Library space planning
- Development of ILL/consortium partnerships
- Collection development initiatives serving our National Centers for Planning (Green Communities Research Center, Hazards Planning Research Center, and Planning & Community Health Research Center)
- Digital initiatives (Web 2.0 implementation, CONTENTdm archive,
Student must be currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an MLS degree program. Academic background/interest in social sciences, policy, urban planning, or public health desired. Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification, AACR2 cataloguing standards, and ability to learn APA's own classification system required. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills and the ability to work independently are required.
Schedule & Salary:
This position is an unpaid learning opportunity for an MLS student or recent graduate. The schedule is flexible during regular business hours.
Minimum 12-15 hours per week for an initial 12-week term. Schedule can be adjusted to fit library school practicum or internship requirements.
The intern will be based in the Washington, D.C. office located at 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
For questions or to apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional or academic references via email to Rana Salzmann at rsalzmann(at)planning.org
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