It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Project Summary: The ideal library is one that provides a welcoming space for everyone. During this project, the intern will use the book Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to your Libraryas a guide, as they work through each of the principles of user experience design and evaluate 19 crucial touchpoints at the Sitka Public Library.
The goals of the project are:
Discover how users interact with library services, facility, and online resources
Uncover what patrons value and do not value at the library
Identify issues and make immediate changes and long-term goals
Internship Application Process
The internship position has specific qualifications that need to be met. For this position, the candidate must be:
18 years or older
A U.S. citizen
Have completed or are near completion of the MLIS degree
Be able to meet the internship project start and end dates
All candidates will be required to:
Provide a current resume
Provide a copy of unofficial transcripts
Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic recommendation
Provide a one page cover letter explaining why you are applying for an internship, what you hope to learn from the experience and how this experience fits into your future professional plans
An evaluation form to be completed by the intern at the conclusion of the project and shared with the Alaska State Library Internship Project Coordinator.
About the Alaska State Library Internship Project
The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring one intern who has recently or is near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in an Alaskan public library for two months in the summer of 2021. The goal of this project is to provide assistance to a public library in Alaska that lacks staff expertise to sustain a long-term project that will benefit their library and community. Additionally the project will provide an internship and professional development opportunity for an MLIS student and lead to an increase in the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.
Alaska State Library staff will:
Evaluate and select projects proposed by the twenty largest public libraries
Solicit and select interns who have completed or are near completion of their Master's degree
Provide funds for intern travel costs and a weekly stipend
Serve as the primary supervisor of the interns during their assignments
Selected public libraries will:
Design a meaningful and feasible project in which the intern will use his/her professional training to reach project outcomes
Provide any necessary supplies or equipment for the project
Provide housing for the intern for eight weeks
Cooperate with the State Library's Public Library Coordinator on training, supervising and evaluating the intern
Be willing to assist the Public Library Coordinator in evaluating the internship pilot project as a whole