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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Library Intern with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.  The Center is a place for spiritual seekers of all faith traditions; programs foster critical thought and reflection on life and spirituality.  As part of this ministry, Wisdom Ways has a library with over 2,500 materials available for checkout including books, DVDs, CDs, audiotapes, and more.  To see more about our library, click here.  Examples of library categories include environment/ecology, feminist theology, women in scripture, & women’s spirituality.





Time commitment:         5-10 hours/week  (flexible) | Fall 2016 semester (can begin in August 2016; can be extended into Spring 2017 semester)
Work hours:       Work can be done during day, evening, or weekend hours and is flexible based on school schedule and breaks
Payment:                            Stipend available
Contact Information:      Sonja Ausen-Anifrani, Associate Director, Wisdom Ways, 651.696.2794 or sanifrani@wisdomwayscenter.org
Organization Website: www.wisdomwayscenter.org

Position Tasks and Responsibilities
1.            Manage and process library circulation and all returns.
2.            Contact borrowers with overdue items.
3.            Create monthly resource features & arrangements in collaboration with Wisdom Ways staff and theme.
4.            Manage, update, and continue to weed entire collection, preparing, cataloging, and shelving donations and resources as needed.
5.            Complete transfer of collection from paper tracking system to online tracking system.
6.            Create bibliography and resource lists for applicable programs and special events.
7.            Create standard operating procedures for all standard library processes.
8.            Work with the Associate Director to brainstorm and create opportunities for collaboration and outreach between the library and Wisdom Ways’ staff, volunteers, instructors, participants.
9.            Work with the Associate Director to brainstorm and explore avenues of successful marketing for the Wisdom Ways library.

Qualifications
1.            Current MLIS student (or MLIS student accepted for Fall 2016 semester) at Saint Catherine University in good academic standing.
2.            Knowledge of and interest in spiritually focused literature
3.            Ability to work independently and follow instructions
4.            Effectively communicate with internship supervisor questions, concerns, and/or feedback.
5.            Highly detailed and strong organizational skills.
6.            Creative thought process that contributes to new ideas to library presentation
7.            Commitment for the duration of the selected semester.
 
Prospective intern must provide a resume, statement of interest, and be able to provide two academic related references.

This internship opportunity is ideal for a student interested in expanding their knowledge of progressive, feminist library resources and seeking to get significant experience in a flexible environment.