With a generous gift from the Lennox Foundation, the Lennox Foundation Endowment for Preservation Education, Training and Outreach was established to fund graduate level internships in library and archives preservation administration and conservation, and to support the educational outreach activities of the Iowa State University (ISU) preservation staff. Each year an eight-week internship will be offered by the ISU Library Preservation Department to provide graduate students with practical experience and exposure to preservation in an academic library environment.
This internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation and conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will work in the ISU Library Preservation Department with guidance from the Head of Preservation and the Collections Conservator.
Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Preservation Department:
In addition to learning about general operations of the department, interns will undertake and complete a project selected based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of the Department. Projects may include, but are not limited to, aspects of:
Eligibility and Requirements:
Currently, the internship provides:
* Professional development funds are intended to be used for travel to professional conferences or workshops such as AIC or ALA.
To apply for the Lennox Foundation Preservation Internship please submit the following items:
Submit these items to:
Lennox Foundation Internship
Iowa State University
441 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Send electronic applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application is January 15, 2010
Or call 515 294-3540, or e-mail Hilary T. Seo, email@example.com.
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