Position Summary

 

Internships are available in various units of the Libraries. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLIS programs. Graduate students in MLIS programs with an interest in art librarianship, visual resource collections, or archival collections are encouraged to apply for internships. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

INTERNSHIP OUTCOMES:

  • Greater understanding of the functions of the Reader Services department of the Libraries, including e-resources management, instruction, circulation, and reference services
  • Hands-on experience with resource management functions in the Libraries’ integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma) and patron interface (Ex Libris Primo)
  • Familiarity with reading room workflows and policies, the Libraries’ organization and classification systems, and how to handle rare and fragile materials
  • Mentor relationships with field practitioners

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with long-term exhibition catalog project that will enhance library content on the Art Institute’s website
  • Improve findability of e-resources through editing, updating, and creating records in the integrated library system
  • Select, retrieve, and set up general and special collections materials for class visits
  • Welcome visitors to the Libraries and answer basic questions
  • Develop LibGuides content and contribute to the Libraries’ Tumblr page
  • Learn art history reference tools and respond to e-mailed reference inquiries

 

Internships are available in various units of the Libraries. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLIS programs. Graduate students in MLIS programs with an interest in art librarianship, visual resource collections, or archival collections are encouraged to apply for internships. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

INTERNSHIP OUTCOMES:

  • Greater understanding of the functions of the Reader Services department of the Libraries, including e-resources management, instruction, circulation, and reference services
  • Hands-on experience with resource management functions in the Libraries’ integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma) and patron interface (Ex Libris Primo)
  • Familiarity with reading room workflows and policies, the Libraries’ organization and classification systems, and how to handle rare and fragile materials
  • Mentor relationships with field practitioners

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with long-term exhibition catalog project that will enhance library content on the Art Institute’s website
  • Improve findability of e-resources through editing, updating, and creating records in the integrated library system
  • Select, retrieve, and set up general and special collections materials for class visits
  • Welcome visitors to the Libraries and answer basic questions
  • Develop LibGuides content and contribute to the Libraries’ Tumblr page
  • Learn art history reference tools and respond to e-mailed reference inquiries

Qualifications

 

  • Current MLIS student or recent graduate (within one year) of an MLIS program
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of art or architectural history (preferred)
  • Previous library experience (preferred)

 

APPLICATION:

A resume and cover letter are required for the application. The cover letter should address the following questions:

  •   What do you hope to gain from this internship experience?
  •   What will you contribute to this internship?

 

  • Current MLIS student or recent graduate (within one year) of an MLIS program
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of art or architectural history (preferred)
  • Previous library experience (preferred)

 

APPLICATION:

A resume and cover letter are required for the application. The cover letter should address the following questions:

  •   What do you hope to gain from this internship experience?
  •   What will you contribute to this internship?

Intern Information

 

Length of Program: One academic term (fall, winter/spring, or summer)

Hours: 7-14 hours per week during Library hours (9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday)

College Credit: Available

Compensation: Unpaid

 

Contact Stephanie Fletcher at 312-443-3394 or sfletcher1@artic.edu

 

Length of Program: One academic term (fall, winter/spring, or summer)

Hours: 7-14 hours per week during Library hours (9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday)

College Credit: Available

Compensation: Unpaid

 

Contact Stephanie Fletcher at 312-443-3394 or sfletcher1@artic.edu

Application Time Out Warning

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

Closing Statement

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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