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Internship at Cornell

From: Barbara B. Eden <beb1>
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Cornell University Library

Cornell University Library was funded by the Institute for Museum
and Library Services  (IMLS) to conduct a preservation internship
program focusing on Native American Library staff. The program
focuses on preservation management of library materials and sound
conservation practice, and is designed to build a preservation
infrastructure in tribal colleges and universities via a
train-the-trainers model. The program will prepare the interns to
train other librarians, archivists, and technicians in the basic
book repair, rebinding, enclosure construction, preservation of work
of art on paper, photographs, reformatting techniques, and other
related hands-on skills, as well as preservation 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 the train-the-trainers model, this program will have
an impact well beyond the 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 Cornell 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 library and archives materials,
to conduct fruitful studies of their collections and services, and
to prepare viable proposals for external grant funding to support
Native American library and archives collections.

The internship will be held from June 5 - August 11, 2006. There is
funding available for travel to Ithaca, NY and a $5000  stipend for
each intern. There is no charge for housing.

Please contact Barbara  B. Eden <beb1 [at] cornell__edu> for an

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

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