Position Title:Project Intern
Reports To:HeirLoom Project Director
Purpose of Position
Works under the direct supervision of the HeirLoom Project Director. Project intern will receive necessary instructions on a range of topics related to the needs of small rural public libraries from the professional staff of the special collections. Works with the participating public libraries.
- Prepares a detailed needs assessment for each library for planning purposes.
- Provides training sessions for staff and librarians on preservation, digitization, video editing.
- Assists in development and revision of the training “toolkits”.
- Evaluates historical collections for possible scanning and digitizing for preservation and access.
- Assists the public libraries in offering community education workshops on scanning personal photos, editing home videos and preservation of family memorabilia.
- Collects data and surveys for the final evaluation of the grant project.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires MLS or significant progress on degree in Library Science, Museum Science, History or Archivist program. Ability to travel to participating libraries and good communication skills.
Supervision of Personnel