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Friday, November 18, 2016

Preservation Internship Hennepin County Library

Location:  Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN


The Position
The Preservation team with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, bookbinding and other preservation methods.  We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.


This unpaid internship is for one semester January - May 2017, 6-12 hours per week. Hours are available Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Read more for duties, responsibilities and how to apply

Primary Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Preservation bookbinding.
  • Construction of preservation enclosures as well as simple mending.
  • General processing including clerical work and data entry.
  • Simple photography using a DSLR
    Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Attention to detail with excellent manual dexterity.
  • Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful, but not required.
  • Not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
    To Apply:
    Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
    Barb McKenzie
    Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
    12601 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, MN 55305 (preferred)
    (612) 543-8579

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