UI SLIS Students Embark on Diverse and Exciting Summer Internships

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Several MA LIS candidates from the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science have accepted internships for Summer 2016.  Following are a few highlighted examples.

9/11 Memorial Museum, New York, New York: Rebekah Walker
Rebekah will be actively engaged this summer as an exhibition intern at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her primary focus will be on moderation and content development for a series of exhibition media pieces involving user-generated content, undertaking research for upcoming special exhibitions, and providing project management support.  Specific activities include performing research and drafting text for a registry documenting experiences of 9/11 witnesses and survivors as well as rescue and recovery workers.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, New York: Erica Knapp
This summer the Roosevelt Library plans to further develop its online research collections with the support of Erica.  Projects include capturing and publishing up to 5,000 additional documents, and up to 1,000 additional photographs, to the FRANKLIN online public access system and the National Archives Catalog. Erica will play a central role in capturing, managing, and describing these digital assets while gaining valuable experience in all aspects of archival work including preservation.

National Park Service, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Department, Washington, D.C.: Kara Wentworth 
The National Preservation Education Council sponsors Kara’s position as an Archives Assistant at the National Parks Service, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Department. Kara will undertake research and administrative projects, contributing to national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties. Projects include processing paper and digital records; creating finding aids and filing plans; and preparing materials for transport to the National Archives and other agencies.

This and other news can be found on the SLIS website.

Many thanks to Carol Ives for sharing this update.

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