Salisbury, MD: Paid Nabb Research Center Summer Fellowship, Salisbury University

Job Opening Title: Nabb Research Center Summer Fellowship

Employer Name: Salisbury University

Job Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Nabb Research Center is seeking an ambitious graduate student in library and information sciences for its 10-week fellowship to help describe and promote an understanding of the Center’s extensive historical map collection. These oftentimes rare maps of the Chesapeake region—many of which aren’t available online—comprise a useful, yet underutilized resource at the Center. The Nabb Research Center Summer Fellow will work with the Local History Archivist to improve existing data about the collection, add new maps to the master list, create a resource guide for researchers, and identify unique maps to consider for digitization.

The Nabb Center is Salisbury University’s repository for Delmarva history and culture, as well as university history and special collections. For further information, consult the Center’s website at

Required Qualifications
Applicants must be either:
• Currently enrolled in an MLIS (or relation information science) program
• Graduated from an MLIS (or relation information science) program within the past six months
• Accepted to an MLIS (or relation information science) program that is scheduled to start within six months of the fellowship start date
Applicants must be able to complete 10 consecutive weeks of employment during the summer of 2020.

Preferred Qualifications
• High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows and Mac, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems, web authoring software); high level computer competency kept up to date through continuous learning.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
• Knowledge of metadata and cataloging concepts through coursework or experience
• Knowledge of digital librarian skills and new technologies that can leverage the Center’s existing and future physical and digital resources.

The Nabb Research Center Summer Fellow will receive a stipend of $4,000. The stipend will be divided into two payments. Housing options are available.

Applications must be completed by March 31, 2020 for first consideration.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and names/contact information for three professional references to the Local History Archivist, Ian Post at with the subject line “Nabb Research Center Summer Map Fellowship application”

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