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LIB 126 Digitization Internships: LIB 126 Digitization Skills Internship Course

Digitization Project Work

Program Overview

Program Description: Given the increasing demand for digital access to historical materials, there is a shortage of trained staff familiar with the technologies used in both creating and managing digital files for libraries and cultural heritage collections.

This curriculum prepares students to work in digital repositories found in libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage organizations. Instruction includes: project planning, digitization, metadata, copyright, preservation and end user access to digital materials.

Through coursework and the LIB 126 Digitization Skills Internship, students will gain practical experience using industry standards in order to prepare them for entering the workforce.

More information is available on the Program Website: www.pasadena.edu/library/classes-certificates/digitization-skills.php 

For Students: Internship Instructions and Forms

LIB 126 Digitization Skills Internship
                                                            Student Procedures and Requirements

  • IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP:

Consult with program instructor and program coordinator to identify possible internship sites, determine your availability and discuss your internship learning objectives.
Consult the LIB 126 Internship Course Description (below) for example learning objectives

  • SELECT AND APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP SITE (click on the current Internship Sites Tab above):

 Schedule a preliminary meeting with the Internship site supervisor to discuss and complete the
LIB 126 Digitization Skills Internship Agreement Form (see below).

Consider this meeting as you would an employment interview.  You may be asked to provide a resume and/or complete an application or other form.  Be prepared for this meeting - you may also be asked questions about your skills, interest in the project and hours of availability.  

  • PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR INTERNSHIP:

Meet with your site supervisor to complete the Learning Agreement form (linked below): 

LIB 126 Digitization Internship Learning Agreement Form 

Submit the completed (and signed) forms to the program coordinator prior to the start of your internship.  

Enrollment in the LIB 126 Digitization Internship course is required for internship credit.  
Contact the program coordinator for permission to register for the LIB 126 course

  • DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP:

Maintain an  Internship Log  to document your work hours, your assignments/activities during the internship and any comments. 

Documentation of your work hours and activities is required to earn credit for the course (60 hours minimum).  Detailed documentation of your activities will be useful for your resume and future job applications. 

Questions or concerns during your internship should be directed to your site supervisor.

You can also contact the course instructor/program coordinator Krista Goguen

The course instructor will conduct a site visit and/or contact you and your internship supervisor during the term. 

  • AT THE COMPLETION OF YOUR INTERNSHIP:

Provide a copy the  Internship Performance Evaluation  form to your site supervisor.  Meet with your site supervisor to discuss your evaluation. Submit the signed evaluation to the program coordinator upon completion of your internship or by 8/18/17. 

Submit a completed  Intern Site Evaluation to the program coordinator by 8/18/17

INTERNSHIP FORMS: 

LIB 126 Digitization Internship Course

LIB 126 DIGITIZATION INTERNSHIP

Course Description: Supervised practical experience working on an approved digital project in a library or cultural heritage institution or other type of digitization project. Total of 60 hours field practice. (1.0 unit; 60 internship hours) Prerequisites: LIB 121 & LIB 122. 

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • Demonstrate how to create archival images and associated metadata.
  • Describe and evaluate participation in an actual digital project as a tool for learning and potential employment.

For Internship Sites: Instructions and Forms

PROSPECTIVE INTERNSHIP SITES
Please contact the program coordinator if you are interested in sponsoring an intern at your organization.

Pasadena City College contract requirements (see form below)

Questions? Contact Krista Goguen, Program Coordinator

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Krista Goguen
Contact:
PCC Shatford Library, Room LL 204
626-585-7832