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Library Internship Program

This guide introduces the internship program in the University Libraries

Orientation

Internship Program at the University Libraries internship Icon 1996776
Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Department

Here are listed tasks that can be undertaken by interns in the Library Internship Program at the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Department. Please note that interns can select one of the listed modules for a semester long internship.

Orientation

The intern will have an orientation tour with the Head of the Department and will pass by staff members to have an overview of the work done at the Department and the policies and procedures of the Department.

A mentor is assigned to the intern who will be responsible for guiding the latter and following up on his/her work.

The Head of the Department assigns a project to the intern and a work plan is prepared by the Head of the Department, mentor, in coordination with intern to match his/her capabilities and interests.

Bi-weekly meetings with the Head of the Department are set to overcome any challenges, assess the work of the intern, and apply any necessary modifications to the work plan, when necessary.

Interns must be able to work during office hours  8:00-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Specific schedules will be arranged between the intern and supervisor.

A submission of a student self-reflection paper (Maximum one page) to the mentor/Head of the department before receiving a certificate.

DIGITAL ARCHIVING (focus on web archiving)


Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the digital world of Libraries
  • Learn Digital Archiving theory and methodology
  • Understand Web Archiving basics, ethics, tools, and policies.
  • Learn web archiving software to capture social media, conduct quality assurance, and provide technical and/or descriptive metadata.
  • Gain experience by working in a professional environment and effectively with the Libraries Digital Initiatives and Scholarship team.
DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP (focus on coding/programming)


Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the digital world of libraries.
  • Learn Digital Scholarship basics, needs, tools and ethics.
  • Create or customize lightweight applications or tools for digital humanities/digital projects, digital collections or digital preservation.
  • Enhance your research and programming skills by resolving digital project challenges.
  • Gain experience by working in a professional environment and effectively with the Libraries Digital Initiatives and Scholarship team.

For a general overview of the projects undertaken by the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, please check our Digital Collections