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Internship Announcement: Smithsonian Libraries

Smithsonian Libraries have opened their General Internship program for Summer 2019 applications, as well as a new paid opportunity, the Education Latinx Narratives project. Applications for both will close on March 22, 2019.

General Internship Program

These flexible, part-time opportunities are open to both undergrad and graduate students in a variety of subjects, with one remote/virtual opportunity. Summer 2019 projects include:

  • Collections Processing: Cultural Heritage Legacy Library  at the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex
  • Art Reference & Serials Collection Management Project  at the American Art/Portrait Gallery Library
  • Donor Stewardship Program Development  in our Advancement Office
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Digital Content Internship, a *virtual* opportunity with the Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Education – Digital Media Creation with our Education Department

Education Latinx Narratives project

New for Summer 2019, this project offers both a stipend and travel allowance for two students to help develop an interactive classroom resource (Unstacked) funded by the Latino Initiative Pool (LIP) Award. This internship involves selecting complimentary Smithsonian Libraries images, Smithsonian Institution 3-D objects, and Smithsonian Folkways songs and sound files that explore and represent Latinx cultures. The interns will gain experience authoring lessons plans that will accompany the materials in a classroom setting and help guide the visual, tactile, and audio elements of the materials. These lesson plans will be differentiated based on four age groups and across four core concepts (STEM, Cultural History, Language Arts, and Social Justice). In addition, lesson plans will be translated in both Spanish and English.

The ideal candidates for this internship will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Masters program in Education, Museum Education, Library Science, Latino Studies, or related field.  Strong proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Experience developing educational materials preferred. Start and end dates are flexible, minimum work must be equivalent to 10 weeks, full-time.

Please see program pages for more information or contact Erin Rushing, Outreach Librarian, at rushinge@si.edu with questions.

In the (NGA) Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art

Selection of ephemera from the Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art at the National Gallery of Art Library

The National Gallery of Art Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Artwhich showcases the life and work of Thurlow Evans Tibbs Jr., an accomplished art appraiser, broker, collector, and dealer, as well as the founder and director of his eponymous art gallery in Washington, D.C. Tibbs is best known for his donation to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now an important part of the National Gallery’s holdings by African American artists.

The exhibition was organized by Mid-Atlantic members Vada Komistra and Anna Tomlinson. Anna will be presenting her work with the collection at the annual conference in Salt Lake City as part of the session, Better to Receive? : Approaches to Building, Managing, and Promoting Artist Files Collections.

In conjunction with the show, the library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 23. You can sign up for the edit-a-thon here. The exhibition runs until April 12 and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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