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 their MILS/MLIS or MLS.
Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis, and internships may be completed during spring & summer semesters. Room and board is available on-site, and will be provided by LUMCON. Tuition is remitted to the home institution and credit will be awarded based on the number of person-hours completed (40 person-hours per credit hour). Prior library experience and undergraduate degree in science are not necessary.
The LUMCON Library comprises a small, but core collection of marine science-related materials in a variety of formats including journals, newsletters, government documents, books, microfilms, microfiche and maps. The Library primarily serves the research and education faculty and staff at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA, as well as faculty and students of Consortium-member institutions. The Library is also a member of the LOUIS Consortium for academic libraries.
The internship will comprise 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, and will guide the intern through special projects. The LUMCON Library uses SIRSI/Dynix's Symphony Integrated Library System, OCLC and Ariel Software for Interlibrary Loan Requests.
To discuss the Library Internship Program, please contact John Conover at (985) 851-2875 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.