Employment and Internships

Library Internships (unpaid)

Interns are given an introduction to basic library tasks and work flow procedures in a special library which is recognized as the foremost research library to preserve source material and to provide research services on the collective history and culture of German speaking Jewry. Information about the unique library collection can be found here.

The tasks of library interns typically include: handling of research requests including bibliographic retrieval in online catalogs and databases, retrieving and re-shelving books according to the Library of Congress classification, preservation of books and periodicals, accessioning of new donations and purchases, as well as other aspects of collection development. We are using Ex-Libris’ Aleph 500 integrated library system. The duties performed by an intern depend on the length of the internship and can be adapted to the intern’s interests. Applications for longer internships are preferred.

Basic reading knowledge of German is required. Library studies students and literature majors are preferred.

Daily transportation within New York City is remunerated.

To apply please e-mail your resume and cover letter to the head librarian Ms. Renate Evers at revers@lbi.cjh.org