Award Intern, Association for Library Service to Children

internship - part time, paid

American Library Association
Chicago, IL
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Posted 17 Days ago
American Library Association
Chicago, IL
internship - part time, paid
Posted 17 Days ago

Description

We are looking for an intern interested in children’s literature, librarianship, and/or publishing to help with a number of research and archival projects. Possible projects include: updating our awards web pages, including Newbery and Caldecott sections, of the ALSC website with interesting and historical material (scanning/uploading photos, digitizing/uploading speeches, adding an FAQ section); create and converting manuals that exist as Word documents into Web-based documents; possible award-winning author/illustrator interviews.

Day to day activities will include: curating our children’s book awards submissions collection by unpacking and shelving shipments; answering phone call from parents, educators, and the general public about ALSC’s award programs and other work; and returning messages and inquiries from publishers. Help us organize and present the vast array of information we offer about children’s media, ALSC initiative and projects, ALSC committee work, ALSC history, and more. 

Part-Time:12-14 hours/week (either 2 days @ 7 hours or 3 days at 4 hours each)

Candidate Pool- student with interest in Children’s literature and reading

Dominican University MLIS program, National Louis University, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education, or UIUC GSLIS LEEP Program  

Major/area of study: LIS, Children’s Literature, Education

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

For consideration: Please apply online, or send your current resume and cover letter to mpullen@ala.org.

Skills

history, publishing, literature, library, research, microsoft word, interviewing, education, curating, children, cooking, answering phones, archival processing, law librarianship, college

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