Opportunity Type: Internship
FIGHT Program: AIDS Library
Employer: Philadelphia FIGHT/ The AIDS Library
Location: Philadelphia, PA
We seek volunteers with library science training/education to assist in cataloging books and DVDs, developing OPAC in KOHA, an open source ILS. Volunteer positions are ideally filled by current or former students of Cataloging I or II or Library Automation, who are looking for more experience. Students with an interest in Open Source Software are especially encouraged to take the opportunity to work with KOHA 3.14.05
Hoursweekly: 2-3, any time M-F 10-5pm, and Thursday 1-7pm (5-7pm preferred)
Tasks and Responsibilities
Cataloger: copy and original cataloging books and DVDs; create Item Records for materials that have Catalog Records in the system to enable automated circulation.
Collections: assist in evaluating/processing materials that meet criteria for currency and historical significance; work with staff to maintain relationships with relevant archives.
Background knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues, cultural and medical.
This position is ideal to gain historical perspective of the AIDS pandemic; experience in current and archive collections. Internship can be used for practicum credit.
Required: an understanding of the principles and concepts of MARC and AACR2 is required. Volunteers would benefit from:
- experience with integration, development, and maintenance of an open source ILS
- knowledge of open source indexing systems (Zebra, Solr, etc.)
- programming skills in Perl and experience with mySQL
- familiarity with MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core, Z39.50 protocol
- self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented; excellent database and search skills
Email a cover letter and your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org