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At OCLC, we believe you’ll do the best work of your life when you’re living the best life possible.
We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today’s libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.
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Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.
OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.
We are seeking an intern to join the OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum team of librarians located at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. Throughout this internship, our intern will gain insight into the work corporate special librarians do daily, network with library professionals, learn about the types of libraries OCLC serves, increase familiarity with OCLC products and services, and attend OCLC-sponsored events on a variety of professional topics. Dates for the internship will be from May 13 thru August 16, 2019 working full time during the summer months.
OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum
The OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum supports the information needs of OCLC staff and manages the organization’s corporate archive and museum. Two professional librarians provide reference services, manage the OCLC Library’s physical and virtual collections, offer document delivery, and play a unique role in beta-testing new OCLC products and enhancements to existing products. Staff support OCLC employees in Dublin, Ohio and offices around the globe. The OCLC Archive is the official repository for maintaining OCLC’s rich corporate history. The OCLC Museum contains informative exhibits for OCLC staff and visitors alike to visit and enjoy.
Intern may choose to work in any of the areas described below, or a combination therein:
Archives Maintenance, Data Enhancement
- Enhance existing metadata of OCLC Archive records stored in the OCLC Archive digital repository using CONTENTdm and within WorldCat. This may include editing existing or creating new cataloging records of archive collection items.
- Retrospective editing subject authorities of OCLC Archive entries in CONTENTdm utilizing authority-controlled vocabulary. This may include adding new entries to the controlled vocabulary.
- Correct links in the OCLC WorldCat knowledge base to connect CONTENTdm entries with records in the OCLC Library’s catalog.
- Assist archive/library staff with OCLC Archive’s donations backlog by prepping and digitizing analog documents using a digital scanner and adding/enhancing metadata before importing digital documents into the OCLC Digital ARCHIVE (using CONTENTdm). This may include conducting mini-inventories of archive documents.
Museum Exhibit Research, Creation and Promotion
- Assist in researching, creating and promoting an exhibit for the OCLC Museum.
- Work with the OCLC Corporate Archivist and staff in other OCLC units as needed to research an idea and prepare the storyline for an exhibit.
- Search the OCLC Archive collections for relevant exhibit items, design and assemble the exhibit, and help promote it. The exhibit will be viewed and appreciated by OCLC staff and librarians from around the world who tour OCLC’s headquarters campus.
- Work with the Corporate Archivist to pull/prep background information and items for a new OCLC Museum exhibit.
- Learn to search digital archived sources to locate potential objects for assembling potential new exhibits.
- Assist in answering reference requests from OCLC employees and external callers as appropriate, performing literature searches using internal sources, e.g. OCLC Library and Archive collections, and third-party information sources
Students must currently be enrolled in a LIS, Archives or Museum studies graduate level program.