Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Internship- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fall 2011 Internships

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives is
currently accepting applications for internships from graduate students
preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns must schedule
their work Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Interns
work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall's
librarians and archivists, depending on the nature of the internship.
The application deadline for Fall 2011 internships is June 15.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description - Provides the
opportunity to participate in archival processing and preservation work,
such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections,
entering data into an archival management system, helping to create an
institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on
document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata - Provides the opportunity to work on projects
to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or
create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning
subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and
reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development - Provides an opportunity to participate in
collection development activities in a music research library. Such work
includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for
future additions to the collection. The intern will gain an
understanding of library users' needs, the constraints of physical
space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and
the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects - Provide the opportunity to work in support of
digitization initiatives to increase access to collections. Potential
assignmnts include scanning, entering and editing metadata into a
digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative
documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with
interface design, usability studies, and related web development

How to Apply

Interested individuals may send a resume (including full contact
information and e-mail address), a one-page letter describing what they
hope to bring to the practicum and gain from the experience, and a
letter of recommendation from a graduate school professor (may be sent
separately) to:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Attn: Human Resources Department
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114

e-mail: hkosalko@rockhall.org