Library Media Center Internship

Media Center Internship Program

Location: Profile School, Bethlehem NH

Candidate profile

Candidate must be mature, dependable, able to work independently, and have good customer
service skills. Candidate will be assisting students, faculty and staff, both in person and on
the phone. Familiarity with windows-based computer applications is required. Background/
knowledge of media is preferred.

Description:

The main responsibility of this internship is to assist students, faculty, and staff at the service desk
of the Media Center . The candidate's primary responsibilities will be: staffing the Media Center
service desk; helping patrons locate print and multimedia materials; checking media materials
out to patrons using the library's automated circulation system; answering basic reference
questions and teaching patrons to use the online catalog. Other duties may include: assisting
the Library Aide with processing; re-shelving and shelf-reading the media collections, media
reserves, helping patrons with printing and copying, performing occasional clerical task and other
routine maintenance tasks.

Tasks:

•Circulation: Check books in and out, shelve returns, issue overdue notices

•Check organization of stacks periodically

•Process new material: covers, labels, and automated catalog entries

•Helps create visual displays for Media Center.

•Assist students and student aides with copying problems.

•Maintain periodicals collection

•Troubleshoot printing ( printers and copiers)

•Oversees desk when Library Aide is out

•Perform occasional filing and file organization

•Perform minor book repairs

•Assist with field trip organization and Book Club lunch. Helps chaperone.

Learning outcomes:

•Punctuality

•Essential patron/customer service skills

•Team collaboration

•Essential library services skills

•Essential office skills: filing, communicating, organizing materials

•Essential hardware troubleshooting

•Artistic practice

For more information on a career as a library media specialist, please visit the following links: http://www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/25-4021.00, http://www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/43-4121.00, http://www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/25-9011.00
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