Internships at the University Library


Internship Opportunities

The JFK Memorial Library strives to provide user-centered library services and information access with the needed user instruction and support. The library emphasizes the development of information literacy, services, access and meeting user needs wherever and whenever they are.  The Library serves approximately 19,000 full and part-time students reflecting the ethnic diversity of the area.

  • The library offers internships to students who are currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate program in library/information science. Internships are two or three quarters in length; no one quarter internships are offered.  Internships are unpaid, but the library pays for on-campus parking. 
     
  • Depending on the interest or expertise of the intern there are special projects that the intern may take on in conjunction with the internship assignment described below.

Reference/Instruction

The reference/instruction internship consists of working at the Reference Desk and assisting and presenting course-integrated and other information literacy classes. Interns work on the reference desk answering directional, informational, and research-related questions, and assist library users in selecting databases and developing search strategies. Interns may also provide digital reference service. Interns participate in the libraryÂ’s information literacy program by teaching drop-in introduction to searching databases and style guide formatting workshops, such as APA. They also team-teach course-integrated instruction sessions, and may teach classes independently.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Michael Germano
Business, Economics and Law Librarian
Email: mgerman@calstatela.edu