Library Undergraduate Internships:
The Wyndham Robertson Library First-Year J-Term internship program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that provides the intern with exposure to the operations of an academic library. The intern will work directly with WRL staff on a variety of projects in support of the library’s mission and fundamental commitments.
Interns will have the opportunity to work in some or all of the following areas: user experience, collection development, digitization and metadata creation, and instruction. Specific responsibilities will be determined by both the needs of the library and the interests and skills of the intern.
- User Experience (supervised by James Miller) only available in spring semester or Jan short term.
The Wyndham Robertson Library offers a large majority of its services and resources to the HU community online, meaning that an effective web presence is critical to the success of its mission. We are looking for an intern who has an interest in and understanding of web usability and/or design, to help us analyze how well students can use our website, and to make recommendations for potential improvements to address any difficulties students may have in using the site.
Specific duties could include: Testing efficacy of library’s web presence through studies of current usage of library web site; designing and implementing of a usability study; making recommendations for changes to the website; creating videos on how to use particular library resources.
A UX intern will gain an understanding of user-centered design principles, usability tools, and conducting usability testing. Interested students should contact James Miller.
For students who might be considering a graduate master’s program in library and/or information science after they finish their undergraduate degree at Hollins, we are also happy to work with you to customize an internship in the library. Please contact Luke Vilelle at email@example.com
The Wyndham Robertson Library welcomes internship inquiries from students pursuing a master’s degree in library and/or information science. We will work with you to design an internship that helps you develop skills and gain the experience you need to launch your career in librarianship.
Below are a few potential focus areas for an internship, but this is not meant as an exhaustive list:
- Providing in-class library instruction
- Creating and editing online tutorials
- Creating research guides for particular classes or subjects
- Assisting with library collection management, via either our print or digital collection
- Curating and digitizing collections of material from our Special Collections and Archives for online presentation and distribution
Contact Luke Vilelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.