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UTHSC Library Historical Collections

Memphis, TN
Type of practicum : 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Library’s Historical Collections include rare and antiquarian books, manuscript collections, documents, photographs, and artifacts documenting the history of the health sciences, particularly in Tennessee and Mid-South region.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

Tasks the student would be expected to perform.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in numerous archival processes, including arrangement, description, cataloging, and digitization, and conducting reference research.

Specific tasks include:

Processing manuscript collections
Creating DACS-compliant finding aids
Scanning photographs and documents
Creating delimited metadata
Researching individuals
Assisting in policy development and refinement
Physically organizing collection materials
Creating indexes of materials
Rehousing materials
Uploading materials to the campus institutional repository

Type of mentoring provided to the student:
Students will receive guidance and instruction on all assignments that demonstrate the archival theories and standards used in assignments. Students will also receive detailed feedback on all assignments.

Level of interaction the student will have with others in your organization:

The UTHSC Library is a team-based environment. Practicum students will work primarily with the archivist, but will have the opportunity to work on projects with other faculty and library staff.

Is this a reoccuring position? 

In which semester(s) is this position available?