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Summer Internships Available at Lincoln City Libraries!


Are you interested in an internship at LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES this summer?

Lincoln City Libraries seeks SIX part time interns for the summer. These internships will be granted through an application/interview process to students (high school, college, or graduate school) interested in learning more about LIBRARIANSHIP. Applicants must be 16 or older.

Online applications will be accepted March 31- April 12.

Once six interns are chosen the other applicants will be notified that the internships have been filled by May 20, 2014.

To apply please fill out this application.

INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS:
  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.
  • Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.
  • Charles H. Gere Branch Library, 2400 South 56th Street
  • Loren Corey Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St.
  • The Northeast Service Unit: Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, and Bethany Branch Library, 1810 North Cotner
  • The Polley Music Library, located in Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 s. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska
PROGRAM DATES: May through August, 2013 -- as scheduled at each location with intern

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 100 hours

COMPENSATION: $1000.00
These Internships are available as contracts. The interns will not be employees of Lincoln City Libraries. Payment (made payable to the Student Intern) will be made twice, at the midpoint of the internship, and at the completion of the internship.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work well with customers, promptness, helpfulness, friendliness, adaptable to new or busy situations, enthusiasm, basic computer skills, interest in libraries. Bilingual language skills are a plus.

SCOPE OF WORK:
Participate as a member of the library staff team
Provide general customer service in the library
Provide circulation services, such as checking in and checking out materials
Assist at children and teen events
Provide computer assistance for customers
Contribute to social media projects
Assist with special projects as listed below:

1) Bennett Martin Public Library & South Branch Library
  • Represent Lincoln City Libraries at various outreach events in the community, such as Jazz in June, Farmers’ Market in the Haymarket
  • Assist with summer reading events for youth, teens, and adults.
2) Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library
  • Train and oversee more than 80 youth volunteers who assist with the summer reading program.
  • Assist with special summer reading activities.
3) Charles H. Gere Branch Library
  • Pursue new outreach and programming opportunities.
  • Assist with special summer reading events for children, teens, and adults.
  • Assist with the summer reading volunteer program, which includes approximately 125 youth volunteers.
4) Loren Corey Eiseley Branch Library
  • Oversee and facilitate the summer reading volunteer program at the Loren Corey Eiseley Branch Library, including training and scheduling of volunteers, as well as compilation of summer reading statistics.
5) Northeast Service Unit [NESU]
(Victor E. Anderson Branch Library and Bethany Branch Library)

  • Create digital content for slideshows at Anderson and Bethany Branches to promote library events, collections, and services.
  • Build community relationships between the library and other entities, including the neighborhood associations in the Havelock, University Place, and Bethany neighborhoods.
6) Polley Music Library
  • Use social media to promote the Polley Music Library, exploring social media manifestations not currently being used by the library.
  • Create displays of music materials that focus on items of high interest to young adults
Thanks to:

The Nebraska Library Commission’s Cultivating Rural Librarians’ 21st Century Skills program offers support to accredited public libraries for student internships. Through a partnership with the Nebraska Library Association and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the internship grants increase awareness about the library profession and the opportunities for employment in Nebraska libraries.

Questions? Email Julie Beno: j.beno@lincolnlibraries.org or call 402-441-8535