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2021 Reference Intern

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY STATEMENT: Under the guidance of a mentor, the Reference Intern would be trained to respond to general reference inquiries on military history of a broad scope, as well as on military genealogy. Intern would also help in running the Reference Desk.

INTENDED PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT: This intern will help to ensure timely response to reference inquiries and conduct research on special projects as they arise.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with emphasis on clear writing of historical matters for lay person audience
  • Computer orientation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Research skills to include reading large amounts of material and identifying key points
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Accurate data entry
  • Circulation in OCLC WMS
  • Assist guests to the Museum & Library with their reference inquiries
  • Respond to reference inquiries received by email and phone as assigned by mentor.
  • Perform circulation for members as needed.
  • Other staff research special projects supporting programming as needed