Comicbook Librarian Internship Opportunity The Center for Cartoon Studies Schulz Library

The Center for Cartoon Studies' Schulz Library is pleased to announce a call for applications for an MLIS-candidate paid internship for the summer of 2011.

Working under the supervision of the Librarian, the Library Intern will be responsible for assisting in various project-based cataloging duties, circulation management, and collection appraisal. The Library Intern must be flexible to tackle different challenges as they arise under the Librarian’s guidance. Ability to work independently as a member of a small operation is essential. The ideal candidate is accommodating, enthusiastic, and has a sense of humor.

The Library Internship is a 3 week position, with a stipend of $100/week. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing in the area, as well as transportation if needed.

June 27th – July 15th

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Both copy-cataloging and original cataloging of Schulz Library collection, via a Koha OpenSource ILS
  • Sorting, organizing, and creating finding-aids for the library’s Zine Collection and Student Work
  • Evaluating and appraising duplicate copies from library backlog
  • Assisting patrons in the library, monitoring circulation, shelving and organizing books

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  1. Clear understanding and experience with MARC cataloging, tagging, and LC subject headings
  2. Ability to work efficiently and independently, with clear dedication to the goals at hand
  3. Strong passion for and knowledge of graphic novels, zines, and artbooks


PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  1. Experience using Koha, or similar Opensource ILS
  2. Experience with organizing and creating finding aids
  3. Knowledge of and experience with eBook platforms, specifically for iPads


HOW TO APPLY

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to the Head Librarian, Caitlin McGurk

Applications must be received no later than June 14th