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The American Planning Association Library seeks short term help in our Washington D.C. office, Gain hands-on experience cataloguing our specialized collection focusing on urban planning and allied fields. Learn to apply classification schemes (Library of Congress and the APA’s own system), make subject assignments, and maintain authority records in an integrated library system.




Candidate must be currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, an ALA-accredited MLS degree program.  Academic background/interest in social sciences, policy, urban planning, or public health desired. Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification, AACR2 cataloguing standards, and ability to quickly learn APA’s own classification system required.  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required. 


Schedule & Salary:


The schedule is flexible during regular business hours. Minimum 15 hours per week for 6 weeks. Schedule can be adjusted to meet practicum or internship requirements.


For questions or to apply:


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional or academic references via email to Rana Salzmann at [log in to unmask]  


For more information, please visit the Library website at:


The intern will be based in the Washington, D.C. office located at 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.




Rana Hutchinson Salzmann

Knowledge Management Associate


American Planning Association

122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60603

ph. 312/786-6353|fax: 312/431-9985

email: [log in to unmask]


For assistance with audio/web conferences, email [log in to unmask] or call 312-786-6738.


For research assistance or to schedule a Library visit, contact Sandra Johnson at [log in to unmask] or 312-786-6354.