We are looking for a library or information science student or recent graduate to serve as a temporary replacement in the Research and Instruction Services department at Waldo Library in Western Michigan University. The purpose is to give an early career colleague professional practice in an academic library so that they may gain experience on which to build their career. The intern will start with basic reference and instruction responsibilities, but has the potential to become more involved with various special projects as they arise, depending on skills and interests.
Dates: September 2016 – June 2017.
Hours: 15-20 hours a week, except for the last week in December, when the university is closed.
Salary: Hourly rate ranging from $18 to $23.
• Answer reference questions at the desk, by phone, email or chat.
• Provide in-depth reference help by appointment.
• Provide instruction to lower-level/introductory courses.
• Work on research guides and tutorials.
• Help librarians and other library staff on projects as needed.
• Participate in departmental meetings. (Currently twice a month on Tuesday mornings.)
• Keep a log of activities and record questions answered in RefAnalytics.
• Master of Library and/or Information Science or half of the classes necessary taken towards this degree
• Basic knowledge of academic library functions and procedures
• Experience searching in library catalogs or discovery tools
• Experience searching in article, e-book and other academic databases
• Excellent oral, written, computer and interpersonal skills.
• Some experience teaching preferred.
• Someone who is interested in Information literacy and/or reference in academic libraries.
Please provide a resume and cover letter and send it to Maira Bundza – firstname.lastname@example.org by August 21, 2016.