Musselman Library Seeks Fortenbaugh Interns

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By Meggan Smith, Musselman Library Correspondent

If you or someone you know might be interested in librarianship, Musselman Library is currently searching for Gettysburg College students to fill three Fortenbaugh Internships: one in Research, one in Music, and one in Special Collections. These paid internships carry a stipend of $8.50 an hour for 6-8 hours a week during the spring semester.

Research interns will work alongside librarians at the Research Help Desk, assist with selecting titles for the collection, and help plan special events.

Special Collections interns will learn how to handle documents, photographs, and artifacts after they are donated to an archive or museum, as well as how archivists, museum curators, and librarians keep track and make sense of these collections.

The Music internship is open to students with either a major or minor in music and offers an opportunity to learn firsthand about music librarianship. Students will work with the music librarian to select new materials, catalog new music resources in a variety of formats, and assist in working with Conservatory faculty for outreach.

The internships are funded through the generosity of Robert ’44 and Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh ’46 and the Fortenbaugh family to allow students to not only explore career opportunities, but also to strengthen research, communication, and other skills by working alongside librarians and archivists.

Recent interns have gone on to pursue graduate work in library and information science, archives and records management, History, American Studies, and other disciplines. Former interns are now working in libraries, archives, museums, and academic publishing.

For more information and application directions visit: http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/students/index.dot.

For perspective from a former Fortenbaugh intern, contact Celia Hartz ‘14, the library’s Extended Operations Specialist.

Applications are due Friday, November 13.

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