Philadelphia, PA: Digital Library Initiatives Internship, Temple University

Job Opening Title: Temple University Libraries Digital Library Initiatives Internship
Institution/Organization Name: Temple University Libraries
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline:
Years of experience required: 0

Digital Library Initiatives, Special Projects Internship

Paley Library, University Libraries, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

This internship offers pre-professional experience in selecting and preserving websites as part of a digital preservation initiative.

Duties:  Focusing on Temple University websites and other sites that form part of the Urban Archives collection, and working up to 20 hours a week, the intern will harvest websites for long-term preservation using Archive-It.  He or she will learn to think strategically while implementing scope and content limits for large, complex websites containing custom scripts or multimedia content. The intern will also review captured websites for quality assurance and describe those sites with metadata.  In addition, the intern may participate in other projects involving digitization, metadata management, digital preservation and digital object dissemination.

Requirements: Current enrollment in an ALA accredited library or information science graduate [MIS, MLS, MLIS] program.  Interest in digital libraries, digital curation and/or archives.  Ability to demonstrate initiative, work collaboratively and collegially. Effective interpersonal communication skills and an attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic website editing. Basic familiarity with regular expressions would be a plus.

Hours and Pay:  Position available September 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, $15/hour; the incumbent will be scheduled to work between 10 and 20 hours per week, based on availability and funding,  weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

To apply, e-mail your resume, list of LIS courses taken, and cover letter to:

Richie Holland, Manager of Library Human Resources and Facilities:  richieh(at)

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