Friday, March 29, 2013

Internship- Transylvania University

Be a Library Intern at Transylvania University!

Transy Library welcomes inquiries from individuals interested in volunteering their time in service of the Library during the Fall 2012 semester.  Volunteers will be expected to work independently, with minimal supervision, primarily in public services.  This is a perfect opportunity for current GSLIS students to put theory into practice in an academic library setting and a great way to augment resumes. Interns can be awarded course credit in LIS 675.

Prospective interns should enjoy interacting with the public and be able to make a semester long commitment to a weekly schedule.  Making internships available supports our commitment to encouraging emerging professionals in the library field by providing professional growth and development opportunities. The intern experience offers exposure to new learning opportunities as well as hands-on experience in an academic library at a small liberal arts institution.  Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity for the intern to form a relationship with a seasoned professional who can mentor them as they complete coursework or search for a job.

Required Qualifications:
Strong service orientation; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work in a team environment; current GSLIS student status at an ALA accredited institution.

Preference will be given to those students who have completed both the Information Seeking, Retrieval and Services (LIS 601) and Instructional Services (LIS 625) courses.

How to apply
To request an application, contact:

Potential interns will complete an internship application and if accepted, will be invited for a short meeting with the intern supervisor prior to beginning service. All interns will be subject to a background check.  Acceptance of an application does not guarantee offer of an internship position.