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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers in Plano

The Plano Public Library is seeking practicum students/interns with an interest in history or information organization. This practicum/internship unpaid, volunteer role. Students should be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program (MLS/MLIS, BS in infomatics or data science, BA/MA in history or anthropology).

Practicum students must be comfortable with technology, able to volunteer in-person, and have an interest in the archiving process. Practicum students will support Genealogy projects by sorting, organizing, scanning, creating metadata, and uploading an archive collection into the digital library. Students may scan texts, photographs, negatives, maps, posters, and other materials.

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About Volunteers in Plano

Location:

City of Plano, 1520 K Avenue, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75074, US

Mission Statement

The City of Plano's Volunteers in Plano is committed to encouraging community participation and the comprehensive coordination of volunteers to enhance municipal and community needs.

Description

The VIP Program makes every effort to involve as many citizens as possible in the actual workings of city government. VIPs are a diverse group with a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The VIP Program enriches the quality of life in the community by enhancing city services through the individual efforts of the volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Computers & Technology
Arts & Culture, Community, Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Haggard Library2501 Coit RoadPlano, TX 75075

(33.03231,-96.77086)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • Information Architecture
  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Placements are usually for one semester. Number of hours dependent on applicant's internship needs. MLS/MLIS practicums usually require 120 hours.
  • Must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program. Familiarity with Windows OS. Comfortable using new technologies. Experience with archival materials, photography, detail imaging, or photo editing is a plus.

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