Project Title: American Art Portrait Gallery Renwick Collections project

Dates preferred: Jan-May 2014 (flexible)

Full time or Part time (if Part time, give hours per week): Part time (~15-20 hrs per week)

Number of weeks: 6-10 weeks

Intern Supervisor: Anne Evenhaugen

Location of internship: AAPG Library

This project would be ideal for the following candidate: One with the ability to work independently, who has basic knowledge of library services. 

Project Description: The AA/PG (American Art/Portrait Gallery) Library seeks an intern to help merge a separate collection of craft, design and decorative arts materials with the main collection. This will include unpacking, comparing duplicates, beginning withdrawal paperwork, making acquisition recommendations for what is not cataloged, relabeling, etc.

In addition to this primary project, the intern will also gain general library experience, which may include circulation and reference, working with special collections, gift and exchange, periodicals, vertical files, and maintenance of the physical collection through space management and conservation procedures.

The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in making mission-related decisions on withdrawals, creating a work-flow, basic collections maintenance and basic library functions.

Applications are open until December 31st or until a suitable candidate is chosen. All applications must go through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system. Please choose Smithsonian Institution Libraries as the unit and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program as the program. Be sure to select the appropriate project.

Visit the Smithsonian Libraries blog to learn about other Spring 2014 Internship opportunities at the Smithsonian Libraries.