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Mary Edsall Choquette, MA, MLS, PhD; Lecturer
Assistant Program Director, Online Programs
College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool
University of Maryland, College Park
4111H Hornbake Building, South Wing
College Park, MD 20742
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Subject: [arts-lib] Call for Applications - The Banff Centre Library Workstudy program (with stipend) - Deadline March 4, 2013
Program dates: May 1, 2013 – March 28, 2014
Application deadline: March 4, 2013
Note: Program dates exclude December 16, 2013 – January 6, 2014
Program page: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1360
The Library Work Study program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection development, collection management and reference services. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.
This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on activities which fall in line with the participant’s learning objectives and ongoing projects of the library. A specific project will be the cataloguing and assessment of The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ publications (artists’ books, book art, zines, multiples and ephemera).
Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.
Work Study placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.
Cover letter: Submit a one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Work Study program.
Curriculum vitae: Include education, library experience, arts background and employment history.
Two references letters: One academic, one from a previous employer.
Statement of learning objectives: Outlining what you would like to achieve during your program (max. 150 words).
Project proposal: Outline of a project related to librarianship that you would like to work on while undertaking the work study program, e.g. conference presentation, research publication, development of a new library service, digital initiative, etc. (max. 200 words)
Applications must be submitted through The Banff Centre Library Workstudy program page: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1360
Suzanne Rackover, Art Librarian
Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives
The Banff Centre
Box 1020, Stn. 43
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB T1L 1H5
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