Library Intern – American Craft Council

Location: Twin Cities Metro
Category: Program Management
Closing Date: Mar 2, 2018
Job Type: Intern – Paid
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Hours: Part-time

Primary Duties:
The American Craft Council (ACC) Library is currently seeking a bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated intern to work on a grant-funded cataloging project under the supervision of the ACC librarian.

The primary responsibility of the intern will be cataloging a large donation of books and exhibition catalogs from the library of the Friends of Fiber Arts International. The Friends donation includes nearly 200 titles unique to the ACC library collection. The cataloging intern will enter these new holdings through OCLC Connexion, and upload the records into the ACC library catalog (Koha). This is a great opportunity to experience cataloging of exhibition catalogs and books on the field of contemporary craft within an art research library.

As a program of the American Craft Council, the Library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft with an emphasis on the period since 1940. Containing over 20,000 books and exhibition catalogs, 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals, over 3000 artist files and an accompanying database, the Library is also the repository of the Council archives, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts/American Craft Museum (1956-1990). While focused on modern craft, the collection also supports research in the related fields of design and applied and decorative arts. The Library is located in NE Minneapolis, and is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm, and Friday, 9am-4pm.

Primary Responsibilities
• Select bibliographic records through OCLC Connexion.
• Upload bibliographic records into Koha, following prescribed standards of the ACC library.
• Make use of controlled vocabulary resources and LC classification resources to refine bibliographic records.
• Process items by adding copies to the library catalog, barcoding and making items shelf-ready.
• Communicate regularly with ACC Librarian as to concerns, issues and progress on tasks.
• Assist with answering reference and research requests as needed.

• Must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an MLIS program, or have significant experience in bibliographic cataloging.
• Coursework in bibliographic cataloging as well as familiarity and experience with OCLC Connexion and/or Koha cataloging systems preferred.
• Experience using controlled vocabularies preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Interest or background in contemporary craft and craft history preferred.

Additional Info:
The American Craft Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We value diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and welcome candidates from all walks of life.

This internship opportunity would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The American Craft Council would like to thank both the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board for their contributions.

How To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to with the subject: Library Cataloging Intern

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