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Internships at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Preservation summer internship/practicum
Preservation Department
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University Library

The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching
and research at the University, has more than 12 million volumes
housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and
departmental libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of
nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest
caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees and are
involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of
library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to rapidly
expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's
distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous digital
initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly
information. Yale is a member of the Program for Cooperative
Cataloging and contributes to the NACO and BIBCO Programs. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit
the Library's Web site at:

Yale University Library's Preservation Department, started in 1971,
is one of the oldest in the country.  It has strong administrative
support and has played a major role in the development of the
preservation field.  The department consists of units covering
special collections conservation, collections care and reformatting
with system wide responsibilities for the treatment of rare and
special collections materials and circulating materials, mass
deacidification, reformatting, staff and user-education and
consultation on wide variety of preservation concerns.

Internship/Practicum: Under the direction of the Head of
Preservation and working closely with appropriate Preservation
staff, the student will learn about the organization and operations
of a preservation department in a major research library.  Through a
project designed to serve both the educational needs of the student
and Yale University Library the student will plan the project,
setting appropriate deadlines, producing written documents such as
procedures or drafts of policy as well as provide any cost analysis
and sources for products if appropriate.  The student will have
opportunities to collaborate with Library staff as well as
experience a certain amount of independence.

Eligibility and requirements

    Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in
    a library science, information studies, preservation, archives
    or related program

    Applicants must have completed at least three preservation or
    conservation courses before the start date of their internship

    Applicants must commit to 5 or 6 consecutive weeks of full-time
    employment between June 2 and August 29, 2008; projects may vary
    slightly in length

    At the end of the internship, interns will be required to submit
    a final report or project

    Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Successful applicants will need to pass a security background

Interns will receive a stipend of $500 per week for a maximum of
$3,000 to be used for housing, travel and other expenses.  The
stipend will be divided into three payments: one upon starting, the
second halfway through and the third upon completion of the

The Library strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented
communities to apply.

Applicants should submit the items below by March 17, 2008.

Successful candidates will be contacted in the beginning of May.

    Cover letter--please explain in a brief paragraph or two why you
    are interested in this internship/practicum.  What do you hope
    to achieve by the end of the internship/practicum?

    Current resume

    Three letters of reference and contact information, including
    one from your current institution

    List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts acceptable)

        Diane Y. Turner
        Associate University Librarian for Human Resources
        Staff Training and Community Development
        PO Box 208240
        New Haven CT 06520-8240
        Fax: 203-432-1806
        hrlibrary<-a t->yale< . >edu

Please send any questions concerning the internships to
<hrlibrary<-a t->yale< . >edu>hrlibrary<-a t->yale< . >edu

Possible projects

    Condition assessments and treatment proposals

    Collection surveys, including printed materials, manuscripts,
    photographs, and A/V materials

    Coordinate environmental monitoring program and analyze data

    Liaise with vendors, including RFPs, contracts, and  proposal
    reviews, for conservation treatments, housing, reformatting, and
    mass deacidification

    Aid in developing documentation including policies, procedures,
    best practices for workflow

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Received on Thursday, 31 January, 2008

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