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Intern - Education Resource Center (Summer Quarter)

Summer Quarter 2019
Application Due Date: April 1, 2019

Title: Education Resource Center Cataloguing Intern - Unpaid
Department/Location: Wyckoff Education Resource Center at SAM downtown
Staff Mentor: Wyckoff Education Resource Center Librarian & Educator
Learning Objectives:

The intern will assist with making the ERC’s unique resources available online through our catalogue, including our Educator Resource Guides and Family Guides. The project will include creating original catalogue records in OCLC’s online system and the Integrated Library System EOS, ensuring that records use current cataloguing standards (AACR2 and RDA), and modifying information unique to the ERC’s collection. At the completion of the project, the intern will:

  • Have a familiarity with creating original records in OCLC and exporting records.
  • Know how to clean up records to match current cataloguing standards (AACR2 and RDA).
  • Help create unique subject terms and other copy information and apply them across the ERC collection.

Intern Tasks:

  • Create original records in OCLC for SAM’s Education resources and export records to download into EOS.
  • Clean up downloaded records in EOS matching AACR2 and RDA cataloguing standards.
  • Create and apply unique subject terms for the ERC collection.
  • Create consistent copy information for unique ERC collection.
  • Expected Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week, flexible schedule within Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm office hours.Summer 2019 (exact start and end dates are flexible)

Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Knowledge of library cataloging and experience with an integrated library system preferred.
  • Ability to understand and synthesize best practices.
  • Ability to understand and consistently implement standards (AACR2, RDA, EOS cataloguing standards, etc.).
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers in a professional manner on a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to staff, volunteers and public.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of your work.
  • Abide by the Standards for Museum Volunteers/Interns as outlined in the Volunteer/Intern Packet.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Currently or recently enrolled in a library science program or related field.

 

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted separately by the writer to internships@seattleartmuseum.org)
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