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Digital Programs Internship, Amherst College, Amherst MA

Digital Programs Internship



Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College (GSLIS West) Part-time Graduate Student Intern


The Amherst College Library Digital Programs Department is the site of this position. This position reports to the Head of Digital Programs.



Anticipated start date: June 2013



Amherst College Digital Programs


Address Site:

Amherst College Library

61 Quadrangle Drive

Amherst MA 01035


Job Description



The Intern will work closely with the Head of Digital Programs and Digital Programs Resident, and collaboratively with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments, on projects involving the digitization and cataloging of archives and manuscript materials. Duties will include digitizing materials from Archives & Special Collections, creating MODS metadata records, and special projects as needed.





Enrollment in the GSLIS program.

Attendance at the GSLIS West program.

Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills.



Experience with digitization and digitization equipment.

Familiarity with metadata schemas such as Dublin Core and MODS; content standards such as AACR2 and DACS; and controlled vocabularies.

Experience handling archives/special collections/institutional records.

Completion of LIS 415 – Information Organization


Hourly rate:




15-20 hours per week


Days and times needed:

Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


End period:

December 31, 2013, with possibility of renewal to May 31, 2014.


Contact Information:

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Kelcy Shepherd

Head of Digital Programs

Amherst College Library

[email protected]


Review of applications will begin on May 29.