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Internship at Cornell

From: Barbara B. Eden <beb1>
Date: Monday, September 13, 2004
Cornell University Library

Cornell University Library  was funded by IMLS to conduct an
internship program focusing on Native American Library staff.
Cornell University Library plans to offer a program of internship in
preservation management and practice designed to build a
preservation infrastructure within tribal colleges and universities
throughout the country.  This program will focus on the development
of a cadre of twelve qualified Native Americans trained and
dedicated to helping establish and maintain preservation programs in
institutions within their region. The program will take place over a
two-year period, during the months of June, July, August and
consists of one training sessions per year for each of six interns,
for a total of two  sessions and twelve interns.

The program is designed to prepare the interns to train other
librarians, archivists, and technicians in the basics of program
development through workshops, seminars, on-site surveys,
simulations, needs assessments, and the establishment of a regional
disaster plan and response capability.  By focusing on a
train-the-trainers model, this program will have an impact well
beyond the twelve interns and will lead to the development of direct
tribal responsibility for indigenous cultural heritage materials. As
with other internship programs that Cornell has conducted, the staff
will continue to act as mentors beyond the period of the project.

The program of training will provide Native American tribal colleges
with the ability to greatly extend the life of their cultural
heritage materials, to conduct fruitful studies of their collections
and services, and to prepare viable proposals for external grant
funding to support Native American collections.

The internship is for a three month period and there is funding
available for travel to Ithaca, NY and a $5000. stipend for each
intern. There is no charge for housing. Please distribute it widely
and anyone interested can contact me.

Contact me <beb1 [at] cornell__edu> (607-255-5291) if you have any further

Barbara B. Eden
Associate Director
IRIS/ Department of Preservation
and Collection Maintenance
Cornell University Library
B15 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
Fax: 607-254-7493

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