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Contracted Student Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be an MLS student with cataloging experience, familiar with OCLC and digital repository software, skilled in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, and have strong communication skills.
  • You will assist with cataloging, processing, and digitizing library materials while also maintaining the collection and assisting with special projects at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyBoston


  • The State Library of Massachusetts is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented library intern to assist with cataloging and other special projects in the Technical Services Department. You will learn how to use various cataloging tools and standards, such as OCLC, MARC, RDA, and LCSH, to create and update bibliographic records for our collections.
  • You will also gain experience in quality control, authority control, and metadata management. The State Library was established in 1826 to collect, deposit, and house the Commonwealth's collections of maps, statute books, and government documents in a single central location. Since that time, the State Library has grown into a multifaceted and reliable resource for legislators, executive personnel, state employees, historians, genealogists, and users from all over the world. Come and join us and bring your passion for history and librarianship!


  • MLS student with cataloging experience and interest in learning current cataloging rules and practice and MARC format
  • Familiarity with OCLC, integrated library systems, and discovery systems, Evergreen and Aspen a plus
  • Familiarity with with digital repository software and content management systems a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite, and the ability to learn other software applications independently
  • Experience with scanning equipment and tools a plus
  • Interest in Massachusetts history and government a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Under the supervision of Librarians assists with original and copy cataloging of monographs, serials, and other library materials in all formats and all associated authority work.
  • Barcode, label and process newly cataloged materials and add/modify record information in the State Library’s Evergreen ILS.
  • Upload and edit electronic documents in the State Library’s Digital Repository (DSpace).
  • Digitize library materials not in electronic form for addition to the DSpace repository.
  • Assist with library database and special projects. Assists with collection maintenance and inventory projects.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Jun 30, 2024