Internship – Thomas J. Watson Library’s Stacks Inventory Project (SIPro) – Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Thomas J. Watson Library’s Stacks Inventory Project (SIPro) is a major, long-term project whose goal is to ensure that every item with an MMA/non-LC call number that is currently shelved onsite (with some specific exclusions) has a barcode and a security target appropriately affixed, and is represented properly in the Library’s online database. SIPro processing work will also involve shelf-reading and labeling. The appropriate candidates should be able to quickly develop functional familiarity with Watson Library’s call-number system, be comfortable handling books and perform­ing various processing tasks, and be very efficient and attentive to detail. S/he will also have the opportunity to work in other technical-services and circulation-oriented areas.

Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The Library’s holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with particular emphasis on European and American art, and substantial holdings in ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art.

Please email with “Internship opportunity” as the subject line; please include a current resume and your availability.