Children’s Book Collection Internship Opportunity – Museum of the City of New York – Spring 2014

mcnyThe Museum of the City of New York seeks a library science graduate student intern to assist the Manuscripts and Reference Archivist with a project to assess the Museum’s Children’s Book Collection during the Spring 2014 semester.

Project Description:

The first phase of the project entails conducting a full inventory of the Children’s Book Collection, including updating the Museum’s collections management system (CMS) with photographic documentation, dimensions, condition assessment, and location information.  Phase two of the project involves conducting research into each individual volume to collect information regarding its rarity and significance.  Students will gain experience conducting condition assessments, developing object handling skills, working in the Museum’s CMS, and becoming familiar with tools for researching rare books.

About the Museum:

Founded in 1923 as private, non-profit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. It serves the public through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.


The Internship requires a minimum commitment of one full day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday – Friday workweek.  Internships are unpaid. Preference will be given to students completing the internship for course credit. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master’s program for Library Science. Students with a focus in rare books or an interest in children’s books are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to