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HSU Library Internship for SJSU SI students

Eligibility & Conditions of Employment

The University Library offers 1 paid internship position for 10-15 hours per week during each Spring and Fall semester, as funding permits.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the SJSU SI graduate program in library and information science, with a demonstrated emphasis (i.e. via course work) in academic librarianship preferred. Graduate students from historically underrepresented groups, as defined by the American Libraries Association, Spectrum Program, are especially encouraged to apply. 

In addition, applicants must conform to their institution's guidelines and practices for internships, and must have completed at least two thirds of the course requirements leading to the Masters degree.

It is a condition of employment that the library school be an active participant with HSU Library in monitoring progress of the student and working with HSU librarians to provide mentoring.

While the library strives to accomodate student's schedules, the majority of the experience is during regular business hours.

The Internship Experience

The paid library internship at HSU is designed, and is intended, to provide the successful candidate with a professional experience in librarianship, an experience that will allow the intern to both evaluate academic librarianship as a possible career and prepare the intern for professional opportunities.

Librarian intern will be assigned one or more HSU librarians as mentors, based upon their subject interest/expertise as well as upon the needs of the library.

Librarian interns will be scheduled to work alongside their mentors at the library reference desk.

They will have the opportunity to observe information literacy instruction sessions and subsequently to facilitate or co-teach future session(s) with their mentor. They will also have the opportunity to assist with LibGuides maintenance and other instruction related activities.

If schedule permits they will be invited to attend a Library College meeting and meetings of one or more of the library sub-committees/working groups.

Learning Outcomes

The intern must formulate learning outcomes, which have to be approved by the HSU Library internship coordinator/mentor(s) and the SJSU library school faculty coordinator/supervisor.

HSU Library internship coordinator and mentors will be prepared to discuss each intern's progress with the individual(s) themselves and will expect to have regular meetings/discussions with the intern's library school coordinator/supervisor.

The objective is to provide each intern with real life experience in a variety of professional activities and functions in a busy and progressive academic library.

Research Help

Katia Karadjova
Office Hours
Research Help Desk:
Wed: 10 am - 1 pm,
Thu: 1 - 4 pm,
Library Office L3:
by appointment
(707) 826-5617

Application Deadline

The HSU Library is currently accepting applications for internship position for the Spring 2016 semester.

Application material must be received no later than Dec 1, 2015

HSU Non-Discrimination Policy

In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws, HSU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. An EEO Employer.