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


The Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia seeks a highly-motivated, responsible library school student or recent graduate to serve as processing intern for our backlog of 20th century archival materials. 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 and/or an interest in local history 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 intern will assist the Heritage Room Librarian in accessioning, inventorying and processing collections of 20th century personal papers and administrative records according to archival principals, with re-housing in archival enclosures. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in handling fragile objects, evaluating the condition of objects for conservation and preservation and collection processing. The intern may assist with reference inquiries and other tasks as assigned. Assignments will vary according to the individual’s skill set and interests.


The intern should be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an MLS/MLIS program at an ALA- accredited university. Prior archival processing experience preferred but not required. Candidates must have good communication skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently, and be able to lift  up to 40 pounds. 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.