Internship Description

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 
development activities:

*            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 ( 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
Knowledge Analyst
Research Library - Infrastructure Team
Federal Reserve Board

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