Paid Intern- Department of Transportation Library- Washington D.C.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Searching for an intern to assist the Librarian with running the day to day operations of the library, including but not limited to:

·         Quality checking the catalog records

·         Shelving materials in Library of Congress call number order

·         Typing labels

·         Copy-cataloging

·         Assisting with daily reference requests

·         Scanning historical photos and documents for our digitization project

·         Doing data entry for the photos and documents into our Omeka content management site

·         Shelf-reading to check for correct call number order/cataloging errors

·         Assisting with the library’s social media activity

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

·         Cataloging experience/taken a cataloging class is desirable but not required. (Note: Our software comes with the MARC coding already done, so it’s a matter of entering the information.) A basic familiarity with Library of Congress classification should suffice so that the intern can shelve the books in LOC

·         Basic knowledge of how to use library cataloging software and perform searches

·         Basic knowledge of how to upload photos/make posts on social media

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

·         Completed Bachelor’s degree

·         Currently enrolled in a Library and Information Science Master’s program

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