FLVC Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) Internship Ad


Library Internship Available for Summer or Fall Semester 2022

Florida Virtual Campus, Library Services, Digital Services and OER


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 through 06/10/2022

Salary/Compensation: Unpaid internship; can earn 3 semester credit hours

Appointment type: Summer – 10-13 weeks internship appointment, depending on student’s schedule

1753 W Paul Dirac Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310, Tallahassee FLVC Location Preferred, Telework may be possible

Work schedule: 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, this internship will make recommendations for improvements to functionality and engagement with a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration.

To support the DAMS migration and continued sustainability the selected candidate will review available community developed DAMS integrations. This review will research developed features history and compatibility with the member selected DAMS. The candidate will work with FLVC systems, developers, and DS+OER staff to install select community developed features into the FLVC DAMS development environment. Upon successful installation the candidate will conduct assessment and usability testing to determine viability of the feature within our current DAMS system. The candidate will produce a final report that details their research and provide feedback and recommendations for features for further investigation or implementation.

Experience/Skills Needed:

• Bachelor’s degree or similar experience (i.e., a high school diploma or equivalent with four (4) years of relevant experience).

• 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.