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
LIB 126 Digitization Skills Internship
Student Procedures and Requirements
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
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.
Meet with your site supervisor to complete the Learning Agreement form (linked below):
Submit the completed (and signed) forms to the program coordinator prior to the start of your internship.
Contact the program coordinator for permission to register for the LIB 126 course
Maintain an 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.
Provide a copy the 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 the last day of classes for the Summer Session (For Summer 2018: 8/23/18).
Submit a completed to the program coordinator before the last day of classes for the Summer Session (For Summer 2018: 8/23/18).
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)