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State Library Internships

Internships are typically available during the summer (May -September). Although, candidates may be considered for the spring and fall semesters on a case-by-case basis. Internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted.

Professional Development Office Intern

Job Description
The Professional Development Office at the Indiana State Library supports the advancement and development of library staff in all Indiana libraries for improved services to the citizens of Indiana. The PDO includes specialists in the areas of programming, children's services, continuing education opportunities, and services available from the Indiana State Library. Professional Development Office Intern duties may include developing and maintaining the ISL Book Club Kits and Story Time Kits, scheduling statewide training sessions, project management, library histories, variety of webinar work including transcription, hosting, and monitoring, variety of trainings, and possible website work.

Indianapolis-based position, but remote duties may be available as well. Library science graduate student preferred.  Excellent customer service a must as well as excellent communication skills and organizational skills.  Candidate should be interested in methods of training and support in libraries.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume to Kara Cleveland, Supervisor of the Professional Development Office, at 

Rare Books and Manuscripts Intern

The Indiana State Library was founded in 1825 for the primary use of the legislature and other officers of government. Its purpose has since been expanded to include serving all residents of the state. The Rare Books and Manuscripts Division includes over 3 million manuscripts; 4,500 collections, ranging from the early 15th century to present day. Among the collection’s strengths are Civil War-era letters and diaries, family papers, and the records of many political figures from the Hoosier state. The Rare Books and Manuscripts Intern will appraise, process, create finding aids, digitize and generate metadata to promote access to and preserve our collections. Additional responsibilities may include assisting research and installation of a large-scale exhibition, occasionally staffing the reading room desk to provide reference, and creating content for social media, including WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Experience with information technology applications in a library or archival environment, including collection management systems such as Archivists’ Toolkit and CONTENTdm; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Candidates interested in digitization and metadata curation should be experienced with various scanning equipment and software, including EPSON Scan and Adobe Creative Suite.  Incumbent must be able to bend, kneel, lift and carry books and boxes up to 40 lbs., reach over the shoulders, safely use book ladders and stools, and push book trucks.

Additional Information
Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume to Bethany Fiechter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Supervisor, at bfiechter@library.IN.gov.

PDO KC 1-7-2019