Upcoming intern and learning opportunities at Musselman Library

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By Musselman Library Staff

Musselman Library strives to provide powerful learning experiences for both current students and recent graduates.  From internships to book discussions, opportunities abound. Check out the upcoming internship positions and book discussions to discover a learning experience of your own.

Holley Internship for Recent (or soon to be) Graduates

The Barbara Holley Internship, named for alumnae Barabara Holley (’54), is a library position for a recent graduate who is considering entering graduate school for information science, librarianship, or archives and records management, but has not yet done so.  The position introduces the intern to various aspects of working in a library, thus helping him or her decide on a career path while gaining valuable work experience.

The Musselman Library Intern will rotate among Special Collections, Research & Instruction, Technical Services, Scholarly Communications, and User Services. This internship is designed for an individual who has recently completed a bachelor’s degree (before June 2017) and is considering a career in information science, librarianship, or archives and records management.

Pay is $14.75/hour, with benefits (paid vacation, medical insurance and sick leave.) The deadline to apply is February 24th.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/holley.dot.

Smith Summer Internship for Current Students

Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library invites current students (including seniors who will graduate in May) to submit applications for the Diane Werley Smith ’73 summer internship in Special Collections. This internship is available to an undergraduate who is interested in special collections, archives, public history, or museum studies as a profession.

Special Collections and College Archives is home to the College’s collection of rare books, letters, diaries, College publications, photographs, historic maps, memorabilia, artifacts, oral histories, and media. The College Archives also includes documents related to the history of the College.

The summer intern will be introduced to a variety of archival skills such as processing collections, answering research questions, cataloging, book repair and conservation, digital projects, preparing exhibits, etc. At the completion of the summer, the intern will have processed at least one archival collection and produced a finding aid to assist researchers.

The internship pays $9 per hour and includes on-campus housing for the duration of the summer internship period. The deadline to apply is February 24th. For more information and to apply visit http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/students/werleysmith.dot.

Student Book Discussion of Fun Home

Join us Tuesday, March 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Browsing Room in the library’s main floor to discuss Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. These discussions are a fun, easy way to take a break from class reading and enjoy a new book with others. The first 15 students to sign-up for each discussion receive a free copy of the book. Preference is given to first year students, but upperclassmen can sign up for the wait list. The deadline to sign up for the discussion is March 10. Sign up and read more about the chosen book at http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/browsing/studentbookdiscussion.dot.

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