Friday, April 26, 2013

Mentoring-- through GPLLA (Philadelphia chapter of AALL

Mentoring and shadowing are great ways to learn about librarianship and network.  Pick a local chapter of an association focused on your area of interest to find a local librarian or archivist who is willing to show you the ropes of their library/institution, and make professional contacts.

GPLLA, the Philadelphia chapter of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL) offers a mentoring program.  Check their Mentoring page here ( to fill out a form and be paired with an experienced librarian.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gloeckner Fellowship

*unfortunately the deadline for this fellowship has past, but you may want to keep this opportunity in mind for next year.
Fellowship Information and Background

The M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship is offered annually by the Drexel University College of Medicine Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine. A $4,000 stipend is awarded to one applicant for research completed in residence at the Archives and Special Collections. The term of the fellowship is no less than four to six weeks to begin on or after June 1. The deadline for applications is March 1, annually. A short essay summarizing research findings is required upon completion of the fellowship. This essay may be published in a University publication or online via the Archives website.

This fellowship was established in memory of M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. by her husband Frederick Gloeckner in recognition of her key leadership role in the medical profession. This is a competitive annual fellowship open to scholars, students and general researchers.
In addition to materials related to the history of the Woman's Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania, the collections have particular strengths in the history of women in medicine, nursing, medical missionaries, the American Medical Women's Association, American Women's Hospital Service, and other women in medicine organizations. The majority of the collections fall within the period 1850 to the present.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Articles: How to get experience

Want to get work experience, but are already working full or part-time somewhere else while going to school?

I Need A Library Job has 2 article with a few ideas:

Here's an article on how to get work experience from home.

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Here's an article on how to get experience if you can take time off from work.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Library of Congress internships and fellowships

Select the "library science" option under category to view fellowship and internship options available through the LOC.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Independence Seaport Museum

Contact them for volunteer opportunities in the J. Welles Henderson Archives & Library

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