The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Library is available as an internship site for graduate-level students who have completed at least two semesters toward a Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis, and internships may be completed during any semester. Room and board is available on-site, and will be provided by LUMCON in lieu of a stipend. Tuition is remitted to the home institution and credits will be awarded based on the number of person-hours completed (40 person-hours per credit hour). Prior library experience or an undergraduate degree in science is desirable, but not necessary.
The LUMCON Library houses a core collection of marine science-related material in a variety of formats including books, journals, newsletters and government reports. The Library primarily serves the research and education faculty and staff at the DeFelice Marine Center, as well as faculty and students of Consortium-member institutions throughout the state. The Library is a long-standing member of the LOUIS consortium.
The internship will consist of both field experience, encompassing many operations of a special library, and a special project in technical services. John Conover, Associate Librarian, will give the intern an overview of reference services, technical services, library administration, budgeting, and will guide the intern through special projects. The LUMCON Library uses SIRSI/Dynix's Symphony Integrated Library System, as well as OCLC for Cataloging/Interlibrary Loan services.
If you are interested in participating in the Library Internship Program, please contact John Conover at (985) 851-2875 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.