Music Library Internship – Queens College Library

The Queens College Library invites applications for academic library music library internship during the Spring 2012 semester. This is an unpaid internship position, aimed at providing students with a practical field experience. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be part of an academic library environment and work closely with librarians responsible for collection development and public service.

Description: The internship will introduce the candidate to daily operations of a music library and under the supervision of the Head of the Music Library, the intern work at the circulation desk, provide basic reference to patrons and assist with stacks maintenance and materials processing as needed. Working in the Music Library, the only satellite library on campus, provides an opportunity to experience a wide-range of library processes and procedures as well as learn the benefits and challenges of being in a satellite library.

Responsibilities: The intern will learn the day-to-day operations of the Music Library. This will include becoming familiar with public services (e.g., circulation, reserves, laptop and iPod loans, and basic reference, which will require learning the music e-resources available at Queens College) and bibliographic access procedures (e.g., cataloging, in-house binding, sending materials to professional binder, stacks maintenance,

Professional Development: The intern will receive orientation to various library departments. The intern will participate in meetings with library faculty and staff. The intern will have an opportunity to attend a variety of in-house professional and committee meetings as well as professional meetings sponsored by LACUNY, the Greater NY chapter of the Music Library Association, or other appropriate professional organizations.

Qualifications:  The QC GSLIS Master’s program candidates  must have completed 21 credits and be enrolled in the GLIS 795  Internship course to obtain academic credit. All prospective candidates must have approval from the course coordinator prior to applying for the internship position. Must show initiative, flexibility and ability to work in a team based environment. Familiarity with CUNY+ and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is highly desirable. Having a music background is not necessary, though some familiarity with classical music would be helpful.

Schedule: 10-15 hours per week per semester is required. Position is available as of the start of the Spring  2012 semester.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately.  Submit your curriculum vitae and an application letter to Ms. Jo-Ann Mallozzi,
Queens College Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY  11367-1597 or email to