The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library – Internship at the Lake Jackson Branch Library.

Library Internship Available for Spring Semester 2023

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library is currently offering an internship opportunity at the Lake Jackson Branch Library.

Library: LeRoy Collins Leon County

Department: Lake Jackson Branch Library

Location: 3840 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Mailing Address: same as physical address


Compensation: unpaid internship; can earn 3 semester credit hours

Contact: Christine Earp, Library Services Coordinator

(850) 606-2860

Job Description / Internship


The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System enriches the community by inspiring a love of reading, providing a dynamic resource for intellectual, creative and recreational pursuits, and enabling residents to live a life of learning. The library is a department of the Leon County government and serves a population of 292,198 people. It is composed of the LeRoy Collins Main Library, six Branch Libraries, and Extension Services. The Library is in the midst of a multi-year plan of action, the Essential Libraries Initiative. Through this initiative we are re-envisioning how we deliver service to the community with the goal of keeping the library relevant and community focused.

The Lake Jackson Branch Library is a busy yet peaceful branch library with an engaged community. A committed, experienced staff has stewardship over a varied print collection, public internet computer area, meeting rooms, and serves a diverse population of adults, children, teens, and families. The Branch Library provides a variety of programs, reference service, technology assistance, and reader’s advisory.


The Intern in this position will gain valuable general experience in a public library setting. The Intern assists with a variety of duties including reference and technology assistance, collection maintenance, participating in staff training, and assisting with programming activities. In this position, Interns strengthen their customer service skills and learn about best practices in a medium size public library setting. Interns are welcome to propose their own project ideas. In this position, the intern will assist in a research project on best practices for implementing social/emotional learning into ongoing early literacy programming. The intern will be educated on current early literacy programs offered in our library system and will make a recommendation based on best practice research by the conclusion of the internship.

Specific Tasks:

The Intern’s tasks may include the following:

· Assisting/shadowing on the service desk

· Assisting staff in various programming activities

· Creating and mounting engaging book displays

· Providing technology assistance and training to the public

· Participating in webinars and staff training

· Assisting with special projects

· Touring and shadowing at various service areas throughout the library system

· Attending staff meetings

· Shelving, shifting, shelf reading and other collection care activities

Interns will have the opportunity to travel to branch libraries and the main library for other experiences.

Student Intern Hours

The Intern’s hours will be scheduled during the library’s open hours, which are:

Tuesday 11:00 – 8:00

Wednesday 10:00 – 6:00

Thursday 11:00 – 8:00

Friday 10:00 – 6:00

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

Skills Needed

Qualified candidates must be enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program in information or library science. Additionally, candidates must have the following skills:

· Time management and organizational skills

· Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

· Basic customer service skills

· The ability to work independently

· Strong written and oral communication skills

Application Procedure Contact Christine Earp

Submit a cover letter and resume

If accepted, enroll in VolunteerLEON and attend an asynchronous orientation session