Electronic Resources – FIU Libraries – Spring and Summer 2024 Internship

FIU Libraries

Electronic Resources Internships

About Florida International University Libraries

Florida International University (FIU) is recognized as a Carnegie Very High Research (R1) university in Miami, Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law, and medicine. Putting the “I” in FIU, there are 142 countries represented in the overall student body. FIU also ranks very high in diversity. 68% of undergraduates are Hispanic or Latino, and 12% are African American.

FIU Libraries engages with local and global partners to foster student-centered learning and to support internationally recognized research. It supports the FIU online curricular and research initiatives by focusing on eBook and online journal subscriptions, as well as providing both face-to-face and online reference services.

FIU offers internships that integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. FIU Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in the professional fields that they are considering for career paths. FIU Interns are global and engaged.

Internship Description

FIU Libraries is recruiting interns to assist in managing its online journals, eBooks, streaming media, and specialized databases (collectively known as electronic resources). These internships will provide students with practical knowledge of electronic resource licensing and acquisition, and management of subscriptions using current and emergent technologies.

Internships are fully customizable based on the students’ interests and library needs. They are virtual and no site visits are required.

Three tracks are offered:

1. Licensing and acquisitions: Students gain practical knowledge of the legal, ethical, financial, and institutional requirements of library subscription licenses, as well as experience with contract negotiation. Students will also benefit from experience using a contract management system, managing a multimillion-dollar subscription budget, and creating budget reports and projections using the Ex Libris Alma Analytics data system.

2. Electronic Resources Management: Students will gain experience managing electronic resources using the Ex Libris Alma electronic resource management system (ERMS),

which supports the Primo VE knowledgebase and central index for discovery. Interns will gain experience in activating and updating resources in the library’s online catalog and discovery system, troubleshooting access problems, tracking usage data, and assisting students and faculty with electronic resource access and use.

3. Independent Student Concentration: Students may customize their intern experience to include a variety of aspects of electronic resource management, acquisition, collection development, and discovery. This internship will result in a special project.

All current students may apply. We especially encourage students from underrepresented and historically marginalized racial, social, and/or class groups to apply.

Please email your resume and direct all questions to Jacqueline Radebaugh at jradebau@fiu.edu.