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.

Special Collections Internship

Special Collections Internship


Under the direction of the Special Collections Manager/Rare Book Curator, the intern will conduct research on one (or more) of the following B&ECPL Rare Book collections listed below. Research will include history and provenance of the collection, significance of the collection locally and beyond, and value and importance of the collection to the Library, monetarily and/or culturally. Items that would enhance or round out the collection may also be identified. The intern shall conduct two (2) public presentations on the completed research and the collection.  At least one of the presentations will be held at the downtown Central Library.  In addition, the intern shall submit a written report, for archival public information purposes.

Research and presentation(s) shall be completed over the course of June, July and August.  It is anticipated the intern will work 12 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks.   There may be some flexibility in the scheduling process.

Compensation: $2,000.


·     Oz Collection – Study of Baum’s Oz literature, examination of RBR’s holdings on Oz and related material, and recommendation of additions to collection.

·     Little Harlem Club – Club on Michigan Avenue owned and operated by Ann Montgomery from the 1930s through early 1960s, where Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and others performed. Study would be of this club and other clubs of the time period, and the programs and photographs in the collection.

·     Cuneiform – Study of Babylonian history, the tablets and cones themselves, and the Edgar Banks Expedition that procured them.

·     Bruce Shanks Collection – Study political cartoons in the collections and Buffalo News, and the context of his work from 1930s through early 1970s.

·     Zorah Berry Collection– Buffalo impresario who brought many important musicians, (Rachmaninoff, Heifetz, etc.) to Buffalo from the 1920s to late 1950s. Study would include the Zorah Berry Scrapbook Collection, Buffalo Programs and Zorah Berry Music Series and photo collection.


·     Current Graduate student in a Humanities or Social Sciences field, such as Literature, History, Art  or Library Science

·     Excellent research skills

·     Excellent organizational and computer skills

·     Detail oriented

·     Excellent communication skills - oral and written

·     Self motivated and ability to work independently

The candidate must submit a resume and an essay, not to exceed two pages, expressing their interest in an internship of this nature, which collection they would choose to research and why.

Please submit a resume and essay by May 17, 2013 to:

Jeannine Doyle, Human Resources Officer

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

1 Lafayette Square

Buffalo, NY 14203

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Conference - Society of California Archivists

The Society of California Archivists 2013 Annual General Meeting is happening in Berkeley, California, April 11-13 ,
at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina.

** Online registration for the conference closes April 1st (a week from today)! **
On-site registration will be available for an increased price.

For complete sche dule and registration information , please visit:
This year's conference theme, "Scanning the Horizon," invites you not only to gaze at the Golden Gate views afforded by our bay
front hotel location, but also to look ahead at the world of archives and historical research in the 21st century. The program includes
sessions that take stock of the impact of digital technology, online primary resources, and trends in digital humanities. There will be
even more offerings addressing traditional processing, reference, public outreach, grant management, and audiovisual preservation,
among other engaging topics.

In addition to two days of sessions, the SCA AGM offers two pre-conference workshops, an opening reception at the Berkeley Hillside
Club, and numerous opportunities to network and mingle at repository tours, vendor exhibits, and Gourmet Night!

We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Call for Editor and Contributors - Documenting Theatre Architecture

Performing Arts Resources Vol. 31: Documenting Theatre Architecture
Call for Editor and Contributors

The Theatre Library Association Publications Committee seeks an editor and contributors for a new volume of Performing Arts Resources: Volume 31 - Documenting: Theatre Architecture.

This volume will be a continuation of the PAR Documenting series, which is dedicated to archival documentation of theatrical design and technology. Previous titles in the Documenting series:

PAR 25 - Documenting: Lighting Design (2007)
PAR 27 - Documenting: Costume Design (2010)
PAR 29 - Documenting: Scenic Design (2012)

For more information about these and other volumes of PAR, see:

The Editor(s) will be responsible for defining the volume’s scope, coordinating contributors, organizing the volume’s structure, and performing detailed editing on submissions.

Contributors will work under the direction of the editor.

Those interested in the editorship or in contributing a chapter or article, please contact Leahkim Gannett, TLA Publications Committee Chair, by April 19th, 2013.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Internships - Montana Historical Society

The summer internship season is upon us!  As in past years the Montana Historical Society has several internship opportunities.  Below are basic descriptions. Application forms are available upon request:

*        The Montana SHRAB will be once again be sponsoring the Traveling Student Archivist program this summer.  Second year graduate Students from any archival studies programs are invited to apply for this internship to serve 230 hours at a Montana institution responsible for archival collection preservation and access.  The types of work will include collections surveying, creation of policies, preparation of disposal requests, creation of inventories and training of staff and volunteers.  This year we are offering 2 internships.  The deadline is April 5, 2013.  Each internships comes with a $5,000 stipend.
*        The Montana Historical Society Archives will be offering a summer internship to continue our Evelyn Cameron Diaries project.  The successful candidate will work to facilitate online access to records from Evelyn Cameron's Papers.  Evelyn Cameron was a British woman who came to live in Montana in the 1890s, with her husband, to raise polo ponies.  When that venture failed the Camerons became ranchers in Eastern Montana, and Mrs. Cameron became an accomplished photographer.  The internship will include scanning, creating metadata, and designing the user interface for access via the Montana Memory Project (a ContentDm based online content catalog).  The application deadline is April 5, 2013.  This internship comes with a $4800 stipend.
*        The Montana Historical Society is pleased to announce Library Technical Services  Internship, a paid internship ($5,000).  Graduate students in a Library or Information Sciences program with an interest in cataloging and collection management are invited to apply.  The successful candidate will  work in the MHS Research Center's Library for ten weeks.  The primary work for this internship will be  the identification of state documents and reports for possible deaccession, as well as collection maintenance activities including inventorying and shifting of collections.    For more information contact Brian Shovers (
>) or Roberta Gebhardt (>).

For more information on any of these great opportunities please contact Jodie Foley at> or 406 444-7482.

Jodie Foley
Montana State Archivist
Montana Historical Society>
406 444-7482

Visual Archives Intern

The Bose Archives is looking for a  *Visual Archives Intern* to assist the
Director with the digitization of collections and the organization of our
visual artists database.

 Tasks will include:

1) Scanning slides and photographic material

2) Provenance research

3) Copyright research and management

4) Digital asset management

5) Cataloging digital and physical collections

The position is part-time and the candidate should have an interest in
archival work. Candidates should be highly motivated and detail-oriented
and be able to work under deadlines and have excellent computer skills.
Knowledge of South Asian contemporary art, information systems, archives,
collections management and digital asset management preferred.  This is an
exciting opportunity for someone to learn about the South Asian
contemporary art world. Internships are unpaid. Students can receive course
credit. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to Please indicate start and end dates as well as hours
you are able to commit. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates
will be contacted for an interview.

Anita Sharma

Conference - International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives

Registration for the 2013 Conference of the International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV), to be held from 26 to 29 June in Barbados, is now available. Please visit the Conference web site at:<> to for information on the programme, venue, and accommodations, and to register for the conference.

To encourage the presentation and discussion of research findings and the dissemination of information about innovative practices in the archives of universities and research institutions, ICA/SUV is pleased to announce that five bursaries (scholarships) of 500 euros each are available to assist with the costs of attending this year's conference. Information on the bursaries and how to apply for them is also available on the registration page of the conference web site.

The theme for the Conference is The New Age Archivist: Managing Archives in a Digital World. The Programme includes presentations on applications of archival theory to the digital world, processing of digital archives, social media and the web, cloud computing and archives, dealing with different forms of digital records, documenting archival context, and authenticity.

We hope to see you in beautiful Barbados in June.

Richard Szary
Programme Chair, 2013 ICA/SUV Conference

Richard Szary
Director, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library and
Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mailing address:  CB# 3908
                           Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

Phone:                 (919) 962-8125
FAX:                   (919) 843-3480

Monday, March 18, 2013

Free Online Open Meeting: The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success

Free Online Open Meeting:
The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: 
Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success
Monday, March 25, 2013, 1-2:30 pm

Many new library spaces, such as learning or information commons, lend themselves to providing both library and non-library services to students, a situation that provides its own challenges and opportunities. If you have such a space or are planning to develop one, the RUSA MARS LSS Committee invites you to join us for a free online open meeting on the Learning Commons on
Monday, March 25 from 1-2:30PM EST.

While the event is free we ask that you register online at: After you register, you will receive a link to join the meeting. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance. More information is also available on ALA Connect at: .

What: RUSA MARS LSS Committee Online Open Meeting on "The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success"

When: Monday, March 25 1-2:30PM EST

Where: Online - You will receive a link after you register


Title:  The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success.

Description: Has your library partnered with academic support services to offer a “learning commons” in the library, or are you discussing/planning such a partnership? If so, please join us for a follow-up to the discussion forum “The Learning Commons and the Academic Library: Using Emerging Technologies and New Partnerships to Build Student Success” held at Midwinter 2012. Attend the online open meeting and learn how these libraries have developed partnerships and designed spaces to support student learning.

Ameet Doshi - Head, User Experience Department Georgia Tech University

Doshi will describe the role of the student advisory board in the design of the Library and the learning commons at Georgia Tech, known as the Clough Commons. The Clough Commons provides group study spaces, academics support services and a wide variety of technology for students to use.

Michelle Paon - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Dalhouise University
Marc Comeau - IT Manager, Dalhouise University

Eleven stakeholders currently share space in Dalhousie University's Killam Learning Commons, with services ranging from GIS and statistical computing consultations to traditional research assistance and the IT help desk. Paon and Comeau will identify the service areas located in the facility as well as touch on the innovative technologies that havebeen deployed in the commons.

Lori Mestre - Head Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Mestre will share UIUC's process for creating the initial plans for the Learning Commons and how student need for multimodal projects has resulted in the Learning Commons becoming a Media Commons  (including floor layout, services, furniture, technology, class support, use patterns, partnerships, loanable technology acquisition). She will discuss how UIUC incorporated technology and designed the layout based on assessment of student needs.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Free Workshop - Libraries in the age of Wikipedia

Free Workshop:
Libraries in the age of Wikipedia
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10-2 pm
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis

Do you want to learn how your library can harness Wikipedia to improve discoverability of library resources, including materials in special collections and archives? Have you always wanted to contribute to Wikipedia but aren't sure how to get started? Have you tried to edit but haven't had a good experience? Do you need tips on how to teach information literacy with Wikipedia, or had faculty ask about teaching with it? Do you simply want to learn more about using and contributing to the largest and most-used reference work in human history?

On April 10th, just before the ACRL 2013 kickoff, you are invited to attend: “Libraries in the age of Wikipedia: Understanding & Contributing to Wikipedia,” a hands-on workshop that will provide an introduction and general overview of how librarians can begin editing and contributing to Wikipedia. The workshop is open to all and includes refreshments. ACRL registration is not required to attend the workshop.

Three librarians who are expert Wikipedians will give an overview of the project, guide participants through a hands-on editing session, talk about the relationship between libraries and Wikipedia, and answer questions.

Registration is free but we do ask that you register ahead of time so we can get an accurate count. Space is limited!

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Location: IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN, Room 2120
Registration and additional information about the workshop:

From Indiana Convention Center:
From JW Marriott:

The workshop is generously sponsored by IUPUI Libraries and OCLC.

For further information or questions, contact:
Phoebe Ayers,

Saturday, March 16, 2013

FREE conference - CURATEcamp: AVPres

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Open Source Committee is happy to announce CURATEcamp: AVPres, an online, video conference-based CURATEcamp, focused specifically on the digital preservation and access needs of audiovisual collections.  The camp will take place on April 19, 2013 from 12pm EST through the day (end time is still TBD).  The sessions will be mostly held online via Google Hangout, with physical sites helping to gather archivist colleagues together locally. The outcome we're hoping for is a series of concrete digital moving image preservation roadblocks or issues that might be addressed via code and developer participation at a hackathon, to be proposed to be a part of the AMIA conference in Richmond, Virginia in November of this year.
You do not need to be a digital preservation specialist or software engineer to participate.  The goal of CURATEcamp: AVPres is to collect the challenges of caretakers of audiovisual collections and work toward eventual software solutions to those.  Everyone is welcome!  Be ready to share your challenges, and even better, some of your data.
More information on CURATEcamp: AVPres can be found on our wiki.  If you are interested in participating, we are now gathering topics (please be as specific as possible!) and registrations via the online survey linked here.
Organizers contact information can be found there, in case you have questions about participating. Find out more about other CURATEcamps here.

Paid internship - George Blood Audio and Video

George Blood Audio and Video is offering a paid internship for summer 2013.  Please see the announcement below and the enclosed flyer.

George Blood Audio and Video
2013 Summer Internship

George Blood Audio and Video is a leading provider of audiovisual and moving image preservation and digitization services.  Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 1,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization, while adhering to current preservation standards.  Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional.  Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation.

For the summer of 2013, we will offer a six to eight week paid internship to a graduate student currently working towards a degree in archival science, preservation, library/information science, or a similar area of study. The intern will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internship will result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant’s interest in audiovisual preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc). The applicant should also include a preferred starting date and any possible scheduling conflicts. Interns typically work Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (40 hrs/week).

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. The intern will work directly with the Registrar/Preservation Administrator. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio and video preservation they wish to learn more about, and expect some give-and-take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day to day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.

Please submit your application no later than April 8, 2013.
Internships will be announced by April 19, 2013.

Application materials should be sent to:

Martha Horan, Registrar
George Blood Audio and Video, L.P.
21 West Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Please visit our website at

CFP - International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies

International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies

Introducing ‘‘International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies (ISSN-2276-6502)

The   International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that will be published monthly by International Research Journals ( IRJLIAS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Research Articles

IRJLIAS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:
·           Original articles in basic and applied research
·           Case studies
·           Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to:   or    for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website;

Fellowship - History of Print and Digital Culture

The 2013 James P. Danky Fellowship
Applications are due May 1

In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship,
the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction
with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual
short-term research fellowship.

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning
a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin
Historical Society (please see details of the collections at Grant money may be used for travel to
the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living
expenses while pursuing research here.  If in residence during the
semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part
of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and
Digital Culture (

Preference will be given to:
-proposals undertaking research in print culture history
-research likely to lead to publication
-researchers early in their career
-researchers from outside Madison

Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the
Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460;
email: to discuss the relevancy of WHS
collections to their projects. Wisconsin Historical Society and CHPDC
staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you may not
otherwise be aware.

There is no application form.  Applicants must submit the following:

1)  A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail,
current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of

2)  A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project
and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to
previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of
the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area
are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.

3)  Curriculum vitae.

4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include
their thesis adviser.

Applications are due by May 1st.  The recipient will be notified by May

Please email materials to:

Anna Palmer
Coordinator, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture

Friday, March 15, 2013


--- ARSC WORKSHOP 2013 ---

The Education and Training Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound
Collections presents "Discovery Access Methods for Sound Recording
Collections." The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City,

This day-long workshop brings together professionals from a variety of
backgrounds to discuss how audio resources can be found -- and made findable
-- in libraries, archives, digital collections, and discographies.

Scheduled speakers are: Nara Newcomer, Music and Media Librarian, University
of Missouri-Kansas City; Thom Walker, Musical Digital Services Librarian,
Marshall University Libraries; Sam Brylawski, Editor/Project Manager,
American Discography Project; and Joanne Archer, University of Maryland.

For those unable to attend in person, ARSC is again offering its workshop in
a live-streaming, online version. An archived version will be made available
to all workshop registrants for a limited time. The workshop is approved for
five Archival Recertification Credits through the Academy of Certified
Archivists. Contact ACA for more information.

The workshop registration fee is not included in the conference registration

Discounted, early in-person workshop registration (closing April 23):
$75 for ARSC members, $85 for non-members, and $40 for student members.

Online (live-streaming) workshop registration (closing May 10):
$50 for ARSC members, $75 for non-members, and $35 for student members.

Detailed information about the workshop can be found at:

Please direct all workshop-related questions to the Education and Training
Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Fishman: , 202-707-5856
Aaron Bittel: , 310-825-1695

The 2013 ARSC Conference, May 15-18, offers a number of learning
opportunities. Please see the preliminary program details at:

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

Internship - Association of American Medical Colleges

Summer Intern- Archives/Reference Center

Employer:  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Location:    Washington, DC (West End/Foggy Bottom- metro accessible)

Work schedule:  Interns typically start work soon after Memorial Day and can work through Labor Day, however start and end dates are flexible.  Office hours are typically Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm.

Position summary:  The Association of American Medical Colleges is looking for a Summer Intern in their archives for help updating the finding aids of two of our governing bodies, the Council of Deans and the Council of Teaching Hospitals. Work duties include acquiring recent records, integrating backlog and re-writing the finding aids. If time allows, intern will also have the opportunity to work on the Center for Workforce Studies collection.
The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to staff and members of the public.  Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist staff in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.   Our Archives collection ensures adequate and complete documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.
Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required.  We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program.  This 35 hour/week internship pays $15.00 per hour, and the start and finish dates are flexible (preferably May - August).

About AAMC:  Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions.

To Apply Use This Link:

Internship - Bennington Museum

Position: *Archives Assistant*

Starting date: June 2013 (date negotiable)

Duration: 6 months

Hours: 35 hours/week

Pay: $9/hour

 The Bennington Museum’s archival collections reflect the museum’s focus on
Vermont and Bennington area history and culture and include local business
papers, family collections, documents related to local artists and military
papers relating to the Battle of Bennington, Vermont militia and local men
and women who served in the armed forces. Although the museum has been
collecting archival material since its creation in 1928, it has never had a
professional archivist on staff. Many pieces and collections are cataloged
as objects, and some are not cataloged at all. The archives assistant will
assist in an ongoing inventory and cataloging project of the museum’s
archival collections.


Working closely with the Collections Manager, the Archives Assistant will
catalog the museum’s archival collections in keeping with the
professional principles of provenance and in accordance with accepted
professional standards.


   Create basic catalog records for archival collections at the collection
   level using PastPerfect Museum Software

   Research donor and accession records when necessary to match up
   unlabeled papers with their proper accession number

   Implement minimal preventative conservation measures and identify
   materials needing professional conservation or extensive rehousing



   Knowledge of archival best practices standards

   Extremely organized and detailed, consistent and reliable

   Proficient computer skills

   Familiarity with history of the Northeastern United States, with a
   working knowledge of Vermont history and Bennington preferred

   Good communication skills

   Strong research and analytic skills

Preference given to students currently enrolled in, or who have recently
completed, a graduate degree program. Please send cover letter, resume and
list of three references to the address below by April 15, 2013. Please
call or email with any questions.

Callie Stewart, Collections Manager

Bennington Museum

75 Main St.

Bennington, VT 05201


(802) 447-1571 ext. 214

Thursday, March 14, 2013

FREE webinar - Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement

Free webinar to highlight ways to build meaningful library experiences for those experiencing poverty and homelessness
The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) will host a webinar expanding on the tips and tools in “Extending our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement,” the latest outreach toolkit from OLOS and SRRT. This webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Central time on Thursday, March 21 and is free and open to all who are interested in transforming libraries by building meaningful library experiences for all, especially poor and homeless patrons. 
This free webinar will feature Lisa Gieskes, coordinator of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Task Force, and Julie Winkelstein, Ph.D., University of Tennessee – Knoxville, who will explore resources, best practices and model programs geared towards creating positive library experiences for those experiencing poverty and homelessness.  
Information on accessing the webinar can be found on OLOS’ Online Learning page,
The ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is a unit within the American Library Association. It works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy. SRRT’s main website is hosted at

Tuesday, March 12, 2013



The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) provides scholarship funds to attend the Modern Archives Institute. The scholarship award covers the tuition, and up to $750 in travel expenses with demonstration of need, a submitted budget, and receipts. This scholarship is established in honor of MARAC member Leonard Rapport and is known as the Leonard Rapport Modern Archives Institute Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume; a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the Institute; and two letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant's work and qualifications.

DEADLINES: Applications for the Summer 2013 Institute scholarship should be received no later than April 15, 2012; the recipient will be notified by April 25.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information about the Modern Archives Institute, including dates, see Please note that, though the Institute fills months in advance, a space is reserved for the MARAC scholarship winner.

All scholarship applications should be sent by email to the current chair of the MARAC Education Committee by the deadlines listed.
Brian Keough, University at Albany,

CFP - Cultural Heritage Archives:

Cultural Heritage Archives:
Networks, Innovation & Collaboration

A Symposium at the Library of Congress

NOTE: This symposium is contingent on passage of the federal US budget.

Sept. 26-27, 2013

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold a
symposium entitled Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation &
Collaboration on Sept. 26-27, 2013. Cultural heritage archives serve as
valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing
community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past
decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power
of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal
collections to large national and international repositories.

The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of
ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic
strategies for contemporary archival realities. It will also provide a
forum for new voices to present and discuss emerging archival initiatives
as well as case studies focused on several key topics for a public
audience. The symposium will combine longer presentations by invited
speakers with short papers generated through this call.

Symposium Sessions:

Session I: Users of Cultural Heritage Archival Materials
Session II: Preservation and Digital Stewardship
Session III: Archival Description
Session IV: Education and Training
Session V: Sharing Resources
Session VI: Forging Archival Collaborations and Alliances

For a fuller description of the symposium and the individual sessions, go

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 22, 2013

Proposals for short presentations (5-7 min.) should be submitted as email
attachments and sent to  Please include the information
requested below and indicate which of the six symposium sessions would be
most appropriate for your presentation.

Email address:
Title of your presentation:
Abstract of your presentation (300 words or less):
Preferred session:
Alternate session:

NOTE: We may have limited funds to support travel. If your proposal is
accepted, would you like to be considered for a stipend to support travel
to the symposium? If so, please provide a statement of need along with your

Processing grrants in Physics, Astronomy, and allied fields available

The application deadline for the American Institute of Physics' annual grants to process archival and manuscript collections in physics, astronomy, and related fields is August 15, 2013. For information and guidelines see:  A list of previous recipients is available at
Joe Anderson
Director, Niels Bohr Library & Archives
American Institute of Physics

Internship - Mount Saint Joseph Archives

Museum Intern

Mount Saint Joseph Archives
Position Description
Possible Desk Coverage: 
Job Duties: 
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Archives in Maple Mount, Kentucky is seeking a college student interested in a summer internship who is presently enrolled in an archives, museum, humanities or liberal arts program. This intern will be responsible for cataloging museum artifacts belonging to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in archival/museum work and understand the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. The internship will last 10 weeks during the summer of 2013 with a negotiable start date.
Qualifications / Experience: 
Actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in archival management, museum studies or history Strong verbal and writing skills Quick learner with ability to take direction Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks Attention to detail and organizational skills Deep sense of responsibility and confidentiality
Additional Comments: 
While this is an unpaid internship, we will work with the candidate and his/her academic institution to provide the necessary information to grant academic credit. Free housing at Brescia University is offered to the candidate. The candidate must show proof of medical insurance and have reliable transportation. A background check will be conducted. The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are a vibrant group of women who minister to the needs of the communities in which they serve, in areas such as education, pastoral ministry, nursing, social justice and a variety of other arenas where they have been called by God. Founded in 1874, Mount Saint Joseph is situated on a beautiful campus 15 miles west of Owensboro, Kentucky. To learn more about the community and archives, please visit
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Patterson at Applications received by April 6, 2013 will be given first consideration.
Application Deadline: 
May 6 2013
Contact Information
Contact Person: 
Sarah L. Patterson
8001 Cummings Road
Maple Mount
Zip Code: 
Institution's Website:

Workshop - Photograph Conservation

Photograph Conservation for Book and Paper Conservators

October 21-24, 2013
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA

Instructors: Gawain Weaver and Jennifer Olsen

Course Description

Libraries and archives collect more than books and manuscripts. Textiles, digital files and audio-visual materials are common in collections. Photographs are probably the most-represented media after paper-based objects, but their value is usually to the collection as a whole not as individual artist’s prints. Conservators working in libraries and archives are charged with their care, but often feel they don’t have the knowledge and skills to address basic conservation issues at the collection level. In this class, conservators will learn basic cleaning, stabilization, and repair techniques for 19th and 20th century photographic prints and negatives. While the focus will be on practical treatment skills, there will also be basic instruction about the history and composition of photographs, and housing and exhibit strategies.
Basic process identification will not be covered in depth. Though it is not a prerequisite, a Care and Identification of Photographs workshop will be taught the week prior at the same venue and provides a solid foundation for this more advanced course.


4-day workshop, mix of lecture and hands-on instruction, 4-day schedule available on request

Who Should Attend

This class is taught at an intermediate to advanced level. Participants should have experience in book or paper conservation in evaluating condition, making treatment decisions, and performing intermediate to advanced level conservation treatments.

What’s Included

4-days of instruction, color workshop notebook, a variety of damaged photographic materials for workshop treatment and take home, 60x handheld microscope. Participants should bring their own tools though some will be provided.

How To Apply

Application deadline July 1st, responses sent by July 15th.

Send CV and a brief letter explaining your reasons for attending the workshop to Mid-career experience level in book or paper conservation strongly preferred. Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the deadline if there is still space in the workshop. Workshop registration and materials fee of US$1500.00 payable upon acceptance.

Gawain Weaver
Photograph Conservator
San Francisco Bay Area
tel 415.446.9138

Monday, March 11, 2013

Newseum Summer Archival Internship

Newseum Summer Archival Internship - Laurel, MD
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time archival employment? If so, the Newseum's Summer Archival Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you will work with our 35,000 piece historic print news collection at our state-of-the-art support center in Laurel, Maryland.
Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individuals' schedules. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes archival experience with one of Washington, D.C.'s most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include assisting the Newseum Archivist with the following tasks:
*       Processing historic newspaper collections: re-housing, taking record shots, researching important news events, and cataloging newspapers in the newspaper database
      * Identifying newspapers that need repair and conservation
      * Retrieving and re-shelving archival materials, including the frequent handling and carrying of 20-40 lb. newspaper boxes
      * Preparing newspapers for exhibition, depending upon exhibits schedule

*       Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related, library science-related, or archival-related graduate or undergraduate program, with an interest in collections/archival work
      * Excellent computer skills and accuracy in spelling and database entry
*       Solid historical research skills and broad knowledge of, and interest in, U.S. and world history.
*       The ability to frequently lift and carry 20-40 lb. boxes and lift, reach, and bend with ease.
      * Must have dependable transportation to our Laurel, MD facility

Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part or full time. This unpaid internship position is for college credit or experience only.
Application Process
Please email cover letter and resume to

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Internship - Preservation

The Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship
University of Chicago Library
The University of Chicago Library is accepting applications for the 2013 Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship. This Internship, established in 2006, has been made possible through the generosity of Dr. Albert Somit (AB '41, PhD '47), University of Chicago alumnus and past president of Southern Illinois University. Dr. Somit has established the Internship to honor his parents’ legacy, serve the needs of the Library’s collection, and prepare individuals for important work to preserve and protect library materials and other scholarly works so that they are available for research and teaching in the future.

Internship Project, Summer 2013

The Internship is intended to provide firsthand experience and a broader understanding of the care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Under the direction of the Preservation Librarian, the Intern will learn about the organization and operations of a comprehensive preservation program and preservation issues and challenges within the context of a large research library. For the Summer 2013 Internship, the Intern will work with staff from the Preservation Department to complete a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for the paper-based and media collections. This plan will be the major outcome of the internship. The plan should include the following:

a.       Review the most current and relevant literature on the topic and selection of a model or tool that might be used in the creation of a plan;
b.      Create and update a communication tree for first response for each Library building;
c.       Document important first steps to assist in the event of disaster when library materials are affected, ranging from a minor incident to a major event. This information will be available on the Library’s website and included as an appendix in the Library’s newly updated Emergency Manual;
d.      Develop a specialized training workshop for each Library building to familiarize staff with the contents of the disaster plan and their role in minimizing damage in the case of a disaster.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Graduates and currently enrolled students of a recognized library or conservation program; or students (graduate or undergraduate) with equivalent experience and training in preservation or book conservation. Applicants must be familiar with preservation principles, conservation treatments, and digitization activities and possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to accomplish project goals. Coursework in Preservation that includes an introduction to disaster planning and preparedness in libraries is preferred. Familiarity with Windows, word-processing and spreadsheet software is important.

Applicants must commit to six consecutive weeks of full-time work to occur between June 15th and August 30th.  The 2013 Internship provides a $4,000 stipend. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Students who are interested in the Internship should submit a letter of application expressing their interest in this opportunity as well as a resume and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Applications received by March 1st, 2013 will be given first consideration.

Please send to:

Sherry Byrne
Preservation Librarian
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Fellowship - National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce its participation
in the inaugural year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), a
ground-breaking new program created by the Library of Congress (LC) in
partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The program enables 10 recent Master’s program graduates in relevant fields
to complete a paid nine-month residency at various institutions in the
Washington, DC area. Beginning in September 2013, accepted residents will
attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of
Congress. Thereafter, residents will move to a host institution to work on
significant digital stewardship projects. These projects will allow them to
acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection,
management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets. The
entire list of projects is available on the NDSR Web site at

NLM will host a resident to develop a thematic Web archive collection.  The
resident will create a collection of Web content on a specific theme or topic,
such as medicine and art or the e‐patient movement. This project builds on a
pilot Web archive collection completed by NLM last year and featured in LC’s
The Signal in October 2012. The final Web archive collection will become part
of the permanent collection of NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library.
The resident will be embedded in NLM’s History of Medicine Division under the
mentorship of Christie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program.

In addition to NLM, the inaugural NDSR host institutions include Association of
Research Libraries, Dumbarton Oaks, Folger Shakespeare Library, Library of
Congress, National Security Archive, PBS, Smithsonian Institution Archives,
World Bank, and University of Maryland Libraries and Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities.

LC and IMLS are accepting applications for the NDSR until April 5, 2013.
Applicants can apply online to be a part of NDSR’s inaugural class.