Cataloguing Intern

Fall 2017
May 19, 2017

Department: Education
Schedule: 12–15 hours/week is preferred but flexible
Compensation: Unpaid


The International Center of Photography Library is pleased to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the field of cataloguing. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our collection, which contains a wide range of topics touching the practice and consideration of photography. Projects involve copy-cataloguing and creating records for non-book items.

The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in cataloguing. Applicants should have some practical experience with copy cataloguing and the use of authority files. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials in various languages. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required. Hands-on experience with OCLC Connexion system is a plus. Experience with art-related subject matter is preferred but not necessary.

Potential Responsibilities

  • Perform copy-cataloguing of books
  • Create records for unique items with the guidance of an experienced cataloguer


  • Interest in the cataloguing profession
  • Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
  • Coursework/experience in descriptive cataloguing and classification
  • Familiarity with library catalogues
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work with foreign language materials
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart


  • Gain experience in the area of cataloguing and authority control
  • Gain knowledge of the intricacies of collections management
  • Gain and understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum and school library

How to Apply

Download and complete the Internship Application PDF.

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The International Center of Photography is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.