OCL Seeks Diversity Intern

To the Editors:

Dear Oberlin juniors: have you ever wondered who’s on the front lines of battling against censorship? Or whose job is it to ensure that information in all forms is available equally to all citizens? Did you know that the people on the front lines of these issues are also part of one of the fastest-growing professions of the information age? The demand for these folks is rising — along with their salaries. Who are they? They’re librarians, AKA Information Specialists.
Oberlin College Library is currently seeking applications from juniors for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this program provides students with an in-depth introduction to libraries and the library profession. Fellows work on extensive projects with library staff with the chance to present at a professional conference.
Some perks include earning some of the best student wages on campus ($7.50/hr), plus guaranteed employment for spring, summer and fall of 2002, as well as the certainty of spending Winter Term 2003 at a leading American library. Preference will be given to students from groups under-represented in the library profession (African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans). Applications and in-depth information can be found at all branch libraries and Mudd.

To learn more about the IMLS program, please visit our website at http://www.oberlin.edu/library/IMLS. Read all about the program and then download an application. Tell all your friends. Tell your mom.

But please hurry: applications are due Friday, November 16. We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct any questions or concerns to either or both of the following people: Heather.Smith@oberlin.edu (Diversity Intern Coordinator) x8285 ext.291 or Alita.Pierson@oberlin.edu (Library Diversity Graduate Intern) x8285 ext. 292.

–Alita V. Pierson
Library Diversity Graduate Intern

November 9
November 16

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