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Library Cataloging

The Library Cataloging Intern will gain insight and practical experience within the Library field, with a concentration on cataloging. Under the direction and mentorship of the Librarian, the Intern will research, analyze, arrange, and document bibliographic information, in order to make the Library’s inventory more accessible to the Library’s users.


Main Focus

·      Cataloging the Library’s backlog of dissertations using OCLC Connexion Client


Possible projects

·      Cataloging Library materials in additional formats

·      Cleanup of standardized vocabularies used in the Museum’s collections management system

·      Cleanup of Library records in the Museum’s collections management system

·      Stacks maintenance and inventory control

·      Creation and/or editing of research guides using Libguides



·      Intermediate to advanced proficiency with original and copy-cataloging of traditional library materials including dissertations, books, serials, and commercial audio and video recordings

·      Experience with MARC records, OCLC Connexion Client, and Library of Congress name, subject, and genre authorities

·      Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

·      Ability to work independently and collaboratively

·      Proficiency in computer skills with a focus on integrated library systems or collections management systems and the entire Microsoft suite, particularly Excel, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

·      Flexibility to adjust to changing demands

·      Historical knowledge of rock & roll and related genres strongly preferred

·      Must have a valid driver’s license and transportation to and from the Library & Archives and off-site events

·      Physical demands:

o   Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 40 lbs. (approximately)

o   Ability to use a ladder and to bend to reach materials on low shelves



Intern applicants must be currently enrolled in a college (preferably entering senior year after summer 2023) or graduate school program.



·      Rock Hall internships are paid positions and for enrichment purposes must be willing to work within other departments. This includes working scheduled shifts with the Fan Engagement and Museum Retail teams.

·      The internship is onsite, starting early June and commencing early August, exact dates to be determined.

·      Estimated weekly hours for this internship: 35 – 40 hours


Rock Hall Internship Experience

The Rock Hall is a world-renowned institution and a pillar in the museum and music industries. The internships we host are no different. Not only will all interns get an in depth, project-based learning and working experience, but all interns will also participate in an organization wide internship experience. Weekly career development sessions and panels with Rock Hall staff will ensure you are getting the most out of your time at the Rock Hall and completing the summer with new tools and resources when it comes to beginning your career. All intern positions will get a chance to work on the floor of the museum to learn firsthand how we create the world class guest experience for our visitors from around the globe. Lastly, all our interns will get to experience summer at the Rock Hall and Cleveland, getting to know the city that help build Rock & Roll, and all of the events and excitement we curate each summer.


Employer’s Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the position.  You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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