Sunday, May 5, 2013

Internship- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The *Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and
* offers opportunities for intern experiences to 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 practicum.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

*Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description*
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student 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*
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student 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*
This internship provides an opportunity for a SLIS student 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 student 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*
This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to work in
support of digitization initiatives to increase access to collections
through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include
scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management
system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing
digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability
studies, and related web development activities.

This internship provides the opportunity for a SLIS student to support the
archivists and librarians on staff in response to research requests. Such
work may include searching the online catalog, research databases, print
reference sources, and archival collections for researchers at a distance,
as well as staffing the Information Desk or Archives Reading Room to assist
researchers in person.

*How to Apply*
Interested individuals may send a cover letter and resume (including full
contact information and e-mail address), a personal statement or one-page
document describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from
the experience, and a letter of recommendation from a 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

*Deadline to Apply for Fall 2013 is June 15!***

*Jennie Thomas | *Head Archivist
*Library and Archives
2809 Woodland Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3216
216-515-1942* | FAX* 216-515-1964