Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) has an opening for a one to two-semester graduate internship for a Qualitative Analysis Research Intern.
The Qualitative Analysis Research Intern provides current library school students with hands-on experience in anthropological research. Working closely with PALNI’s information fluency coordinators and a three member task force, the person in this role will code data from tests of an information needs assessment study taking place among PALNI institutions throughout 2017.
PALNI (see http://www.palni.edu) is a 25 year old organization which has a strong track record of providing its 23 institutions with library information systems and related technologies. PALNI has moved to virtual offices with all systems
hosted in the cloud. In July 2014, PALNI moved to OCLC’s WMS and WorldCat Discovery Services. PALNI has committed to exploring “deep collaboration” amongst the twenty-three private colleges, universities, and seminaries. See the PALNI shared values and strategic plan, and PALNI organizational chart for more information about PALNI.
This internship is a one or two semester position, with a maximum of 60 hours per academic year. Intern is provided with the following:
- Hourly pay of $15/hour
- No other benefits are offered for this position.
- Use Dedoose software to code data produced by this study.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent project management, analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, works well under pressure, meets deadlines, follows detailed instructions, and self accountable for assignments and goals
- Ability to travel to meetings in Indianapolis when necessary
- Ideally, the candidate is enrolled in a master’s of information/library science program or related field
- Highly desired: Research Methods or other Anthropological classwork.
Please submit a cover letter and resume/vita via email to PALNI Information Fluency Coordinators, Ruth Szpunar and Eric Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Procedural questions may also be directed to email@example.com. In the cover letter, tell us how your experience relates to this position and explain your experience or interest in library collaboration and anthropological research.
Review of applications will begin on February 10th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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