Glenstone Library Summer Positions

The Glenstone Library and Archives is currently seeking two interns for the summer 2013 term. Application deadline for both positions is June 16, 2013.

Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone (http://www.glenstone.org/) is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.

Library Collections Intern (Part-time, 3 days/24 hours per week)

The position of Library Collections Intern reports to the Assistant Librarian, with guidance from the Chief Archivist. The Glenstone Library is preparing to implement a new integrated library system (ILS) for its collection. In preparation for this implementation, Library and Archives staff have been conducting an extensive inventory of all library materials and have completed approximately one third of the inventory thus far. 

The Library Intern will assist the Assistant Librarian in completing the inventory of current library holdings. The project will involve cataloging and assigning or updating correct locations to the materials in the library, which include artist monographs, catalogues raisonnés, exhibition catalogues, rare books, periodicals, and theory books on the subjects of art, architecture, and landscape.

Qualifications: 

-MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science

-Coursework in descriptive cataloging, bibliographic control, classification, and information organization

-Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools 

-Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems

-Basic knowledge of professional museum library metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities

-Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Compensation: $15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.org.

Archives Project Intern (Part-time, 2 days/16 hours per week)

The position of Archives Project Intern reports to the Assistant Archivist. The Archives Project Intern will assist in fully processing a personal collection. The project will involve fully processing the collection according to the recommendations made in the processing plan. Specific project goals include: organizing the collection into a coherent hierarchical scheme, removing images from frames, re-housing and labeling the collection using format-appropriate archival materials, performing basic conservation where necessary, and authoring a DACS compliant finding aid, and create index terms and final box list. This position may include the assignment of other duties, as necessary.

Qualifications:

-MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science

-Coursework in archival principles and practices, archives access techniques, information organization, and archival appraisal of records

-Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools

-Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems

-Basic knowledge of professional museum metadata standards such as EAD, DACS, MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities

-Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Compensation: $15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to Rebecca Bruner, Assistant Archivist, at rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org.
Contact Rebecca Bruner (rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org) or Tessa Brawley (tessa.brawley@glenstone.org) for more detailed internship descriptions.

 Tessa Brawley, MSLIS | Assistant Librarian

Glenstone | 12002 Glen Road | Potomac, MD 20854

301.299.1285 | f 301.299.1280

tessa.brawley@glenstone.org

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