Information Commons Paid Internhips – Brooklyn Public Library

As the nation’s 5th largest public library system, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is committed to providing the borough’s 2.5 million residents a vibrant learning environment with access to quality programs, services and resources through a Central Library, 58 neighborhood libraries located within a half mile of every Brooklyn resident, and an outstanding business library.  BPL’s vision is to be a vital center of knowledge for all, accessible 24 hours a day, and a leader in traditional and innovative library services which reflect the diverse and dynamic spirit of the people of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Public Library is currently seeking part time Interns to join the staff of the Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons, an innovative new space in public libraries that includes a training lab, public meeting rooms (including a recording studio), and a workspace with advanced design and editing iMac workstations. The interns will have the opportunity to develop and offer courses in the Commons’ high-tech classroom and offer reference and technology assistance in the workspace area. The interns will work with the Information Commons staff on special projects that reflect the intern’s skills and interests, including producing videos, developing web content, and planning special programming.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Facilitating classes in our new, high-tech training lab

Class preparation (i.e., classroom setup and shutdown)

Providing assistance at the Information desk including roving reference shifts

Project work in collaboration with the Information Commons staff


The Information Commons Interns should be a student currently enrolled in an MLS program, or a recent MLS graduate.

Teaching and instructional experience preferred

Design and multimedia software training, and web development skills a plus.

Salary: Stipend in four monthly disbursements. Work schedule 12 hours a week for 15 weeks,

Interested & qualified  applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, and a sample lesson plan for a potential class (for a general adult audience) in the Information Commons lab via email to   EOE

Lloyd K. Middlebrooks
Senior Manager, Staffing & Recruitment
Human Resources Department
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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