Internship — Athens-Clarke County Library (Athens, GA)


The Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia seeks highly-motivated, responsible applicants for an internship focusing on digitization projects. This is a part-time, unpaid Spring semester internship, 10 hours per week for 15 weeks, beginning January 12, 2015. Students with a focus in archival studies, history, public history, library and information science or social sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Heritage Room is the archives and special collections arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library. In support of the Athens Regional Library’s mission to serve the community and region as a resource center, the Heritage Room collects materials on the business, economic, social, cultural, and natural history, politics and government, geology, archaeology, and geography of the local area, Georgia and the South. The Heritage Room seeks to serve serious students of Georgia history, local history and   genealogy of all ages, from the beginner to the experienced researcher.


The digitization intern will assist the Heritage Room Librarian in capturing images from microfilm, editing images, and recording descriptive metadata. The intern may assist with other tasks as assigned.

Assignments will vary according to the individual’s skill set and interests. All equipment and training will be provided on-site by the Heritage Room, where all work will be performed.


The intern should be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in the aforementioned fields of study. The successful candidate will have substantive experience with the general operation of digital scanners and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and basic photo editing software. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work independently, have fine manual dexterity, strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Experience using microfilm preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates completing the internship for course credit.


To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to Angela Stanley, Heritage Room Librarian, at Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014.