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Posting Number: 201700061T
Position Title: Digital Library Internship
Position Type: Temp/Intern
Work Schedule: Temporary
Approximate Number of Hours per Week 20 hours/week
Department: 288-Falvey Library
Position Summary:

The Villanova Digital Library, part of Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library, located in Villanova PA, has available a dynamic and innovative internship position for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The primary mission of Villanova’s Digital Library is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These include materials such as medieval manuscripts, letters, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Interns will work a 20 hour work week, with flexible work scheduling; beginning and ending dates are also flexible. During the course of the internship, an intern will follow a project through the development life cycle and will acquire and enhance digital project management skills. Activities may include image preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text encoding), transcription, scanning, web site development, student supervision, computer programming, and interface evaluation. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to assist in digital preservation activities.
  • Participates in the development of metadata by following project- specific guidelines and procedures and by adhering to established national and local standards. Maintains quality control and project goals by reviewing work, site proofing, monitoring of OCR, SGML and XML output, and record editing and updating as necessary.
  • Assists in development of supplemental contextual materials for a designated project. Maintains statistical records of production by monitoring the material flowing through the unit and resolving work- flow problems. Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in department by assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Enhances database quality and search ability by collaborating with staff on database design issues.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current enrollment or recent graduation from a library, information science, or archival studies Graduate Degree programs required
  • Interest in digitization in cultural heritage settings
  • Ability to perform diverse and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work successfully in a production-oriented environment
  • Ability to direct the work of others
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools
  • Creativity required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with digital projects preferred
  • Coursework or experience in cataloging and/or archival description preferred
  • Experience with digital imaging and OCR preferred
  • Experience in an archival or museum setting preferred
  • Current graduate students in a library science, archival studies/public history, museum studies, or computer or information science program are encouraged to apply
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
  • Ability to stand and sit for 3-5 hours at a time; ability to lift 20 lbs. on an occasional basis.
Special Message to Applicants:
  • Transcripts are required; unofficial copies may be included electronically with originals provided if granted an interview. All applications must include the contact information for at least one reference who will receive a secure email to upload a confidential letter of recommendation when the application is submitted.
EEO Statement

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Posting Date: 07/27/2017
Closing Date (12am ET):
Salary Posting Information:

$15.00/hour

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

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