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Library and Information Technology Internships

Spring 2014
Register for:  
Two (2) units : CE 150 Section 32248 or
CE 100 Section 32129 

Three (3) units : CE 100 Section 32130 

Four (4) units : CE 100 Section 32131 

Units earned for Cooperative Education Internship (CE 150) or Cooperative Education Work Experience (CE 100) can be applied to the Electives Group II requirement for a Library and Information Technology AS Degree or Certificate.

Contact the people listed below, or visit the Cooperative Education Department (Coop-Ed) website for more information about setting up an internship (including finding a site, setting up objectives, course registration, forms, deadlines, and other requirements). Some current internship opportunities are also listed below

Tamara Weintraub
Professor and Cooperative Education Coordinator
   for Library & Information Technology (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Library, Room 211
Email: tweintraub@palomar.edu
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2967

 

Kat Balouch
Academic Dept. Assistant
or
Bruce McDonough, Dept. Chair
Cooperative Education Department
ST-54, Staff building 3
Email: kbalouch@palomar.edu
Tel.: 760-744-1150 x2354

CURRENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
Last updated November 20, 2013
 

EMPLOYERS: If you would like to post an internship job here, please contact Tamara Weintraub (see above). More information is available below or in the LIT Internship Brochure for Employers.

STUDENTS: If you are interested in any of the employers below, please contact and make arrangements directly with the listed contact person. More information about internships is available below or in the LIT Internship Brochure for Students

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS:

  • This is not a comprehensive listing of opportunities available, and is provided as a courtesy to Library and Information Technology students and potential internship employers. Students wishing to do their internship at other sites should contact those sites.

  • Palomar College does not guarantee that students will be accepted for an internship at any of the sites listed here.

  • Palomar College does not guarantee that employers listed here will get interns from our program.

  • Palomar College does not provide any monetary compensation for internship employers, supervisors, or students.

  • Palomar College is not involved in any other way with the placement, hiring, or employment of its students who perform paid or unpaid internships at non-Palomar College work sites for their cooperative education experience/internship.

  • Per California Education Code 78249, students who are enrolled in cooperative work experience education (CE 100 or CE 150) through Palomar College and are not getting paid for these services by their cooperative education employer are covered by Palomar Community College District’s worker’s compensation/liability insurance outside of the classroom. Contact the Cooperative Education Department (see above) for more information.


Palomar College Library

1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069


Duties

Assist patrons at the Circulation Desk, learn basics of materials processing, shelve materials using the LC classification system.

 

Additional Information

This is a non-paid internship.

 

Contact
Peggy Richardson

Library Staff Supervisor

(760) 744-1150 x3242

prichardson@palomar.edu

Posted 10/7/2011


 

San Diego County Library

Opportunities available at all branches throughout San Diego County

These are non-paid volunteer assignments that may include some or all of the following tasks:

1.
 
Provides courteous, high quality service to members of the public by personally responding to requests for service or appropriate referral on-line, in person, or by telephone.
2.  Assists customers in the use of library facilities materials and community resources.
3.
 
Uses automated circulation system to charge and discharge library materials, create and edit customer accounts, and maintain accurate inventory records.
4.
 
Assists customers in the use of library technology including wireless access, computers, printers, self-service equipment, and on-line library resources.
5.
 
Shelves library materials.
6.
 
Maintains library facilities by keeping them in an orderly and appealing condition.
7.
 
Collects and accounts for money using automated cashiering systems or other technology.
8.
 
Packs and unpacks materials.

Contact:
Vista Library Branch
Libby Lebeau
760-643-5100

http://sdcl.org/locations_VS.html

San Diego County Libraries (all other branches)
Angelica Fortin
858-694-2370 
 http://sdcl.org/volunteer.html

Updated 1/07/2014


Escondido Public Library

 


MiraCosta College Library
Oceanside Campus Library:  1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside CA 92056

San Elijo Campus Library:  3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff CA 92007

 

Duties
This non-paid volunteer assignment includes the following tasks:

  • Public Services interns will assist library users with a variety of circulation and user services needs at the Circulation Desk, including:

    • explaining library policies and procedures to users

    • checking out circulating material and academic reserve items

    • processing periodicals and academic reserve items

    • helping users locate library material

    • locating and pulling material to fill library hold requests

    • patron registration

    • shelving returned materials and shelf maintenance.

  • Technical Services interns will assist with a variety of clerical and data-entry tasks related to the acquisition, processing, and cataloging of library materials.

  • Assist library staff with special projects (e.g., collection analysis, weeding, shifting, creating signage).

Additional Information
All interns/volunteers should inquire with MiraCosta College Library at least two (2) weeks prior to desired internship start date, and must complete (in person) MiraCosta Community College District volunteer forms provided by their MCCC Library internship supervisor prior to beginning internship hours. Fall and Spring semester internships only.

 

Contact

Jennifer Paris

Electronic Resources Librarian

San Elijo Library & Information Hub

MiraCosta College

(760) 634-7814
jparis@miracosta.edu

Updated 12/05/2013


Escondido Public Library

See volunteer/internship opportunities at http://www.escondido.org/library/about/volunteer.htm

Contact
Cookie Allen
Volunteer Coordinator, Escondido Public Library
(760) 839-4819
callen@escondido.org
Updated 11/30/2011
 

 


Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119

Tifereth Israel Synagogue maintains a small, special library to support the needs of the congregation’s religious school, pre-school, and adult congregants. The library contains a collection of about 3000 books and DVD’s, a computer lab, and a projection system.

Duties
Duties may include some or all of the following, schedule permitting:

  • Assist children, teachers, and synagogue members with their library needs

  • Circulation (check-in and check-out)

  • Keep the library room in order, including shelf-reading

  • Process materials

  • Prepare the library cart for weekend events

  • Prepare bulletin board exhibits

  • Regular communication with the supervising librarian and the chairperson of the library committee

Additional Information

  • The intern will be paid 2 hours per week ($9.00/hour); the remaining number of hours required to receive credit for the internship will be volunteer.

  • This position is available until filled. Hours should (but may not necessarily) coincide with the hours that the synagogue’s religious school is in session Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

  • The intern will need to become familiar with the library’s computer system and software, Alexandria, from the Companion Corporation. All catalog maintenance and circulation functions are performed on Alexandria. The supervising librarian will train the intern on Alexandria. The supervising librarian has an MLS degree, is a member of the library committee, and is currently employed as a reference librarian in a San Diego area public library.

  • A familiarity with Jewish beliefs, practices and rituals is helpful, but not essential for this position.

Contact
Sue Braun
Library Committee Chair
(619) 287-4949
sb@suebraun.com
Updated 4/11/2011


San Diego Archaeological Center
Archaeological Library Internship
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001
Phone: 760.291.0370 Fax: 760.291.0371

Do you have an interest in history, anthropology or archaeology? Would like to work in a Special Library? Come check out our Center Library.

Description of the Internship

  • Accession and catalog new and previously unprocessed books into the library collection
  • Evaluate general condition of the archive
  • Catalogue collection according to standardized SDAC nomenclature
  • Organize collection by document type, personal collection, and site number
  • Observe and learn Center procedures for regular collection inspection, pest control, and monitoring of environmental conditions
  • Provide assistance to Center staff and outside researchers in the use of collections, including access, retrieval, and replacement of library material   

This is an unpaid internship. Volunteers are also welcome. Additional information can be found at http://www.sandiegoarchaeology.org/index.php/education/internships

Contact
Cara Ratner, M.A.
Education Programs Director
San Diego Archaeological Center & Museum
(760) 291-0370
cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org
http://www.SanDiegoArchaeology.org

SDAC is open Mondays – Saturdays.  Visitors and Volunteers welcomed.

Updated 11/20/201
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Alliant University
San Diego: 10455 Pomerado Rd., San Diego, CA 92131-1799
Irvine: 2855 Michelle, Ste. 300 Rm. 316, Irvine, CA 9206

Duties

Assist with reference, circulation, materials processing, gift evaluation.

 

Additional Information

Internships are available at either the San Diego (Walter Library) or Irvine (Information Resource Center) locations of Alliant University. This is a non-paid internship.

 

Contact
Scott Zimmer
University Librarian
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 635-4553
szimmer@alliant.edu
Updated 2/9/2011


San Diego Mesa College - LRC
Library & Audio Visual Services
7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego, CA 92111-4918

The emphasis of the assignment is to provide Instructional/technical support to Library instruction classes, Reference Area, and Career Collections.

Duties
This non-paid volunteer assignment includes the following tasks:

  • Assist faculty and students in the use of electronic equipment/computers

  • Assist librarians with set up for library orientation sessions

  • Support/assist Network Specialist with computer updates in classrooms

  • Receive, catalog and file reference materials

  • Maintain and update Reference statistical data

  • Maintain Career Collection and re-shelve books as needed

  • Supply and update library forms

  • Assist patrons at the Circulation Counter

  • Assist in security sweeps at closing (if on evening duty).

Additional Information
All interns/volunteers must complete a SDCCD Volunteer form and obtain fingerprint live scan and TB test at their expense.  

 

Contact
Charlotta Robertson
Instructional Support Supervisor
Library & Audio Visual Services
San Diego Mesa College-LRC
(619) 388-2448
croberts@sdccd.edu
Posted 12/16/2010

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