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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives


Cleveland, OH

Type of practicum : 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

   The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

 There are three project areas currently offered:

1. Processing of archival analog and digital A/V and manuscript collections and institutional records, to include arrangement and description, writing finding aids, the creation of metadata, and use of collection management system, Adlib.

2. Library collection development, including the evaluation of the library backlog to assess accuracy of inventories, determine the core collection, and make recommendations for deaccession.

3. Cataloging academic dissertations in OCLC, transferring records into collection management system, Adlib, and adding local holdings information.

Please describe the type of mentoring provided: 
Students will work directly with a librarian or archivist, who will provide one-on-one mentoring , guidance, and supervision throughout the practicum. It is our hope that the student will create enduring relationships with our staff that will benefit the student long after the practicum has ended.

The level of interaction the student will have with others in the organization: 
The student will interact daily with other members of the Library & Archives team, and will accompany their supervisor at meetings with other staff throughout the organization. If the student comes during the summer months, there are a number of additional opportunities to interact with other students working at the Rock Hall and throughout the Cleveland community.

Is this a reoccurring position?
In which semester(s) is this position available?

Is this an opportunity for more than one student per semester?