Summer Work in the Libraries Continues!
Summer is upon us, and many of the Libraries' summer internships, generously funded by grants, are moving forward with modifications for the current remote working environment. Here's a glance at what our student coworkers will be up to.
Digital Scholarship summer interns will work on a variety of library and faculty research projects during a summer-long collaborative virtual experience. Through their work on these projects exploring topics including Quaker history, Zapotec languages, Greek paleography, Japanese Modernism, and others. Interns will learn agile web development methods, full-stack web development, and engage critically with digital tools to interrogate library collections and faculty research materials. They will also have opportunities for exchange with peers in similar summer programs at other liberal arts colleges in the Trico and beyond.
In Quaker & Special Collections, virtually-based metadata and description summer interns will engage in a variety of projects working on descriptions for digital and physical collections and research writing in support of creating better digital access to the QSC collections. Projects will include preparing materials for migration to a new online digital collections system, working on a project related to Quaker manumissions, and updating information in finding aids.
The Joseph E. O'Donnell Student Research Internship will focus on the curation of an exhibit about Modernist poets Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Materials featured in the exhibit will come from the collection of a Haverford alum. The student curator will work with the collector of these materials to select items for exhibit, research and contextualize materials for the exhibit, and write interpretive labels and an essay for inclusion in a catalog.
A Metadata Management intern will work remotely to process materials for a range of library digital collections, and will create metadata to promote their discovery and access. This intern will work with the archival collections of senior theses, course syllabi, and faculty publication data, and will also help manage metadata used in Tripod.
The Libraries’ Rufus Jones internship is focused on research related to research on “Rufus Jones and Leadership.” This intern will serve as a research assistant for a publication project of the Rufus Jones Society of Haverford College, a position that will consist of research, writing, and participation in editorial planning meetings with members of the Rufus Jones Society editorial committee.
A Haverford graduate and later a professor at the College for more than forty years, Rufus Jones (1863-1948) combined a life of intellectual inquiry with a commitment to faith and to community service. Jones was a prolific scholar who wrote for both academic and popular audiences. Considered by many to be the leading Quaker of the 20th century, Jones was an advocate for tolerance and reconciliation during a time of conflict and dissension within the community of American Friends. His “central faith in the intrinsic worth and infinite spiritual possibilities of every person” found its greatest expression in his role in founding and guiding the work of the American Friends Service Committee, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces back in the Libraries' spaces again as soon as safety allows, but in the meantime, we're continuing to find innovative ways to move projects forward and deliver help and access to resources to the whole community. If you have questions or are looking for materials, check out the FAQs and item request forms on our homepage!