Internship for an Omeka Digital Project – American Museum of Natural History Library

The American Museum of Natural History Library seeks a library school student to volunteer part-time on a digital imaging project.

The Museum Library’s Special Collections is seeking an intern/volunteer to catalog image records and input metadata into an Omeka database for its Photographic Collections.  The pilot of this on-going project is Picturing the Museum: Education and Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History which is online at:

Position description and duties:

  • Works under the general direction of the Visual Resources Librarian.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to cataloging and editing records for the image database.
  • Posts will be assigned in the summer of 2012 to begin in the fall.

Qualification requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree; enrolled in an MLS program with some library experience and/or graduate-level library classes, preferably to include digital imaging or digital libraries, and cataloging.
  • Familiarity with authority work.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently.
  • A commitment to the project for the fall semester, for at least 8 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work at least part of the time on Fridays and attend training sessions.

To apply:

Interested students should send a letter of interest indicating if volunteer work or a formal internship for credit is sought, a list of MLS courses taken thus far, and a resume to Stacy Schiff at

Deadline to apply: April 30th.

Interviews will be held on Friday May 4th and Friday May 11th.