Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Summer Internship Opportunity at Marshall Lyon County Library

The following Internship Posting come directly from librarian Lacey Louwagie. She writes:
The summer reading program intern will work closely with the Marshall-Lyon County Library Teen Services Librarian, Lacey Louwagie, on services for middle-school and high-school library patrons.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·         Updating the teen Book Review Blog with book reviews gathered from the Summer Reading Program
·         Assistance planning, promoting, and supervising summer teen programs
·         Keeping teen websites and social media up-to-date
·         Researching teen media, compiling databases, and advising teens on reading and media selections
·         Assistance decorating and organizing the Teens section of the library
·         Other duties as they arise
Because this internship covers many aspects of librarianship as well as real-life interaction with adolescents, it’s a good fit for both students interested in working in libraries and students interested in working with adolescents and teens.

Teen programs are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, from 1 – 3 pm, at the Marshall library. The Summer Reading Program intern will not need to attend every program, but should be available for help with high intensity programs. The Summer Reading Program intern is required to help chaperone the end-of-summer lock-in (Date to be determined). The internship will run from the middle of May to the middle of August.
Outside of teen programs, scheduling can be flexible, with a preference given to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. An intern should expect to put in 10 – 20 hours per week, or as many hours as required by his or her academic program.
This is an unpaid internship. However, the Marshall-Lyon County Library will work with your academic advisor to fulfill any requirements to receive credit for the internship.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to Lacey Louwagie ( / c/o Marshall Lyon County Library, 201 C. St., Marshall, MN 56258 by March 30th. Letters of interest can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at the library front desk. Email or call Lacey Louwagie with any questions (507-537-7003).

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