Established in 1818, the New York State Library is one of the oldest and largest state libraries in the nation and the only state library to qualify for membership in the Association of Research Libraries. The State Library is a modern public research facility for the government, people and libraries of the State. In its leadership role, the State Library works in partnership with the state’s 74 library systems to bring cost-effective, high quality services to the millions who use New York’s 7,000 academic, public, school, and special libraries.
The Friends of the New York State Library is an organization dedicated to sustaining this world-renowned public research library. Friends produce a quarterly newsletter (New York State Library News), advocate for the State Library and libraries statewide, sponsor programs featuring distinguished literary figures, and assist the State Library in raising funds for special projects.
Bernard Margolis: New York State Librarian
Mary Redmond: Liaison for the Friends of New York State Library
The Graduate Student will work closely with the staff of the Administration office of the New York State Library. The candidate will assist with liaison work to the Friends of the New York State Library, work with the assistant editor of The New York State Library News on newsletter creation and production; collaborate with the Friends and the State Library on program planning, public relations, and outreach to improve awareness and use of New York State Library collections and services; sign up and assist users at the 7th floor Electronic Reference Station; work on projects in Manuscripts/Special Collections; and provide special assistance with Library Operations projects in its administrative responsibilities for the Research Library and the Division of Library Development.
The New York State Library employs future librarians to broaden their preparation for a future in a large library. That preparation includes an introduction to the administration and operation of a library. This intern is introduced to the development aspects of the profession, program planning, public relations and outreach.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the Assignment Number (OCE-35) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.