Art Libray Internship – Queens College Library

The Queens College Library invites applications for academic library art library internship during the Spring 2013 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 an art library and under the supervision of the Head of the Art Library, the intern may participate in reference service to patrons, library instruction, collection development, facility and collection planning and maintenance, gift processing, cataloging and materials processing for non-book collections, curatorial, cooperative and public aspects of art librarianship, and in Queens College Art Center activities.

Responsibilities: The intern will learn the day-to-day operations of an art library, such as those mentioned above. In addition, the intern will be invited to focus a part of the internship on an in-depth project of mutual interest. The project, its methodology, and its desired outcome will be agreed on by both parties.

Professional Development: The intern will receive orientation to various library departments. The intern will gain familiarity with professional and para-professional work performed in other library departments such as Access, Informational and Research Services. 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 ARLIS/NY, LACUNY, METRO. The primary goal of Art Library internship for the intern is to gain an understanding of the breath of art librarianship, specifically of the field of academic art librarianship and its current issues.

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.

Schedule: 10-15 hours per week per semester is required. Position is available as of the start of the Spring 2013 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