Florida Virtual Campus, Library Services, Digital Services and OER Internship – PAID

Florida Virtual Campus, Library Services, Digital Services and OER Internship


Library Internship Available for Spring or Summer 2023

Florida Virtual Campus, Library Services, Digital Services and OER (Open Education Resources) Unit

The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) serves all of Florida’s public postsecondary institutions within the Florida College System (FCS), the State University System (SUS), and K-12 school districts. FLVC provides educational support services for these institutions and their campuses.

FLVC’s Library Services Division provides the centralized, automated library system used by Florida’s 40 public colleges and universities. Additionally, we provide a shared catalog and a statewide collection of online journals, e-books, and other valuable e-resources.

FLVC’s Distance Learning and Student Services Division provides online tools, training, and other support services for students and educators through the state.

Website: libraries.flvc.org

Accepting applications (opening & closing dates) 2/20/2023 to 4/10/2023

Applicants should be currently enrolled and eligible for Intern Credit Hours

Salary/Compensation: Paid internship, $15/hr (up to 225 hrs), and students can also earn up to 5 semester credit hours

Appointment type: Spring or Summer–15-week internship appointment

1753 W Paul Dirac Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310, Tallahassee FLVC (Florida Virtual Campus) Location, Remote work also possible

Work schedule: 15 hours per week, schedule set with applicant during the work period. Any period during Full-time schedule 8am-5pm – Flextime availability, if needed. Contact: Rebel Cummings-Sauls, rsauls@flvc.org, Director of Digital Services and OER How to apply: email resume to contact, rsauls@flvc.org

Unit: Digital Services and Open Educational Resources

The mission of the Digital Services and Open Educational Resources unit of the Florida Virtual Campus Library Services is to provide high-quality, affordable, and collaborative resources and services for Florida public postsecondary institutions that enhance learning, teaching, and research through facilitated access to a user-centric, open access treasury of unique cultural heritage materials, education resources, textbooks, scholarly communications, and original research.

Internship Duties

The Florida Virtual Campus Intern program invites undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience with digital collections and services across the state. Working under the direction of the Director of Digital Services and Open Education Resources (DS+OER), this internship will work on the web interface for the Florida Islandora repository service. Applicant should be fluent with Drupal design and CSS in order to provide recommendations for improvements to functionality and engagement with the front-end of a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration.

To support Digital Collections and Archives across the state with their Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) migration and continued sustainability, the selected candidate will work with DS+OER unit staff in creating a user-friendly website with increased functionality and improved design. Together with FLVC systems, developers, and DS+OER staff the candidate will test within the development environment, such as improvements in design and usability to aid the visibility and engagement within our new DAMS system using the new Islandora 2.0. The candidate will produce a final report that details their feedback and recommendations.

Experience/Skills Needed:

· Must be enrolled in a college Degree-seeking program

· Fluency with Drupal design and CSS in order to provide recommendations for improvements to functionality and engagement

· Proficiency with office productivity software (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

· Careful attention to detail.

· Ability to process and provide complex information.

· Knowledge of online collaboration tools, (ex: Teams, Zoom, etc.) and ability to work collaboratively in a virtual environment.

· Ability to work effectively both in the context of the team and independently under self-direction