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Cataloging and Digitization Intern, Margaret Herrick Library - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold) 



The Technical Services department of the Margaret Herrick Library is seeking a summer intern to process books, periodicals and scripts for the Core Collection.


Internship goals include:

  • Ability to cataloge in CONTENTdm, Voyager and ADLIB; digitize materials according to institutional standards; create metadata templates; importing and editing records; quality control records based on institutional style guides and standards.
  • Under supervision, you will learn all functional aspects of Academy systems and have a theoretical and practical understanding of their capabilities.
  • You will be competent and confident enough to work independently, assessing materials, making descriptive decisions and completing all aspects of cataloging process by the termination of their internships.


Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop and apply critical thinking skills in preparation for professional practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the processes by which information is created, evaluated, and disseminated.
  • Organize, create, archive and manage collections of information resources following professional standards.
  • Search, retrieve and produce information from a variety of systems and sources.
  • Integrate emerging technologies into professional practice.



  • Accession, digitize, catalog and circulate library materials (scripts, books, periodicals, etc.).
  • Catalog in Voyager ILS, ContentDM and ADLIB.
  • Perform administrative tasks that support the life cycle of library materials.
Position Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program in library and information science.
  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, art history or a related field preferred.
  • Coursework in descriptive cataloging or description of archival collections and knowledge of archival best practices, preservation standards and current developments.
  • Knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards.
  • Familiarity with content and digital asset management systems.
  • Knowledge of American and International film history.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.


This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page:

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Cataloging and Digitization Intern, Margaret Herrick Library - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 12/11/2019  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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