USF Libraries Internships

The USF Libraries are happy to announce internship opportunities in the Tampa Library for summer and fall 2022! These internships are designed to provide students hands-on experience working in a library or archive. Applicants must be currently enrolled in internship, fieldwork, or directed study courses at the graduate or undergraduate levels at the University of South Florida. There will be another round of applications for the spring 2023 in the fall.

The deadline for student applications is Friday, July 15, 2022. Student applicants will be interviewed, with notification of selection by Friday, July 29. For questions, please contact Associate Dean Carol Ann Borchert at borchert@usf.edu.

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Available Internships

Project Name:
Bibliographic toolkit and cataloging in an integrated library system (Fall)
  • Library Department: Collection Development & Technical Services, USF St. Petersburg campus
  • Supervisor(s): Christine Dunleavy
  • Paid Internship? No
  • Semester(s) available: Fall 2022
  • Number of openings: 1 student per semester

Project Description:
After a successful data transfer from an earlier integrated library system (ILS) the collection development and technical services unit at the University of South Florida St Petersburg campus’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is ready to streamline efficiencies of the acquisitions and cataloging components of ExLibris’ Alma software. This will require learning the cataloging tools used daily to position the bibliographic and acquisitions data to produce the most useful reports and collection analyses.

Anticipated Outcomes/Benefits:
The fieldwork student will gain practical experience using the entire cataloging toolkit learning how the acquisitions and cataloging components of ExLibris’ Alma software are used at the University of South Florida St Petersburg campus’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Fieldwork at the collection development and technical services unit at the St Petersburg campus offers training and hands on experience evaluating and using identity management files (Library of Congress authority files), recognizing and applying bibliographic standards (MARC21, premac, AACR/2 and RDA), accurately describing information resources, and applying Library of Congress or Dewey classification as the intern learns to navigate the libraries’ integrated library system (ILS). Advanced tools of analysis within the ILS that can uncover human or machine errors and/or provide reports will be used and developed during this fieldwork opportunity. In addition, the fieldwork student will have direct experience customizing, refining and batch-downloading bibliographic records using OCLC’s Collection Manager.

Special Skill Sets:
N/A

Equipment and Space Required:
N/A

Other Requirements:
Must be pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science for the Fall 2022 semester.

Requires in-person work at the USF St Petersburg campus.