The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is
offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information
science students. The Research Library offers a full array of desktop and
customized library services to staff members at the Board and assists in data
intensive and web-dependent Board Research.
Staff from the library's Research and Infrastructure Teams work to advance the
library's collections by: administering the integrated library system and
digital repository, acquiring and cataloging library materials, and processing
and maintaining print and electronic collections. The intern will work closely
with and under the direction of these staff in any of the following collection
* Participation in updating the library's Collection Development
* Assessment of users' needs by analyzing relevant statistical data
and metrics to support collection analysis and development decisions.
* Participation in collection inventory.
* Implementation of de-selection (weeding) practices and projects.
* Completion of transfers to off-site storage.
* Updating holdings and metadata in the library's catalog, the
Sierra "Integrated Library System."
The internship is a full-time opportunity (40 hours per week during working
hours) located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks, with starting
date options of May 21 or June 4, 2018. Students enrolled in a Master's degree
program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are
encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in
library technical services, collection development and management, integrated
library systems, and library technology.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate
and graduate unofficial transcripts to job posting # 20714 on the Board's
careers page (https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm). Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interviews are conducted by telephone and selections are based solely on
academic records and references.
The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster
a diverse work environment.
Erin Lynne Plettenberg
Research Library - Infrastructure Team
Federal Reserve Board