Leanna interned at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, working closely with children and YA librarians in the library’s Family Center. As an intern, she helped develop and implement a tween section. Taking advice from the librarians and building on suggested tween reading guides, she helped select books out of the general collection that could be added to the new tween section and created a tween section policy so that more books could be added in the future. Leeanna also did a lot of reference desk work within the Family Center, answering general questions about children’s books, helping patrons find books, and signing people up for the many programs the library offered. She did some weeding and re-ordering of worn out books as well. At the end of her internship, she was offered a librarian trainee position and accepted it. Now she works at the library where she interned and loves it!
Kevin did three internships this summer, two of which he is currently completing. He interned at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in midtown where he worked on their digital library. He’s finishing up internships at the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College working as a reference intern and at the Dahesh Museum in SoHo working as a cataloging intern. At the NYG&B, Kevin assisted with their digitization project, imaging unique materials in their archival collection, editing and processing images, creating metadata, and uploading materials to the NYG&B eLibrary via CONTENTdm. He assisted with the creation of libguides for various counties in New York State as well. At Lehman College, he also assisting with libguides creation and collection development, and helping students with computer and technology related issues. At the Dahesh Museum, Kevin is copy cataloging using LibraryThing and WorldCat, binding rare books in the museum’s collection, and creating LC call numbers for rare items in the collection with no records in WorldCat.