The South Central Kansas Library System and its 143 public, school, academic and special library members encourage and foster the professional development and training of new librarians through an annual internship program. The paid internship can be designed to assist the intern in developing experience in the following areas:
- Interlibrary Loan/Cataloging
- Instruction/Training/Continuing Education
- Programming for Adults/Youth
- General Library Service
- Directed Research
Interns work with SCKLS staff and with member librarians in our twelve-county Kansas service area.
Eligibility and Application
Eligibility for application to the SCKLS internship program is open to the following:
- Any graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a library course of study at a university or college in the United States or internationally.
- Any graduate of a library course of study within 18 months of graduation.
- Any graduate of a library course of study who was employed for at least 2 consecutive years and who desires to return to library employment after an absence of greater than 5 years.
The conditions and times of the internship are determined by SCKLS with consideration of the intern's goals and availability. The prospective intern should prepare a letter of application addressing their area(s) of interest and a statement of the applicant’s experience and professional goals. Applicants will be contacted within 45 days of application regarding the status of their internship application.
Applicants interested in internships are encouraged to contact Paul Hawkins, SCKLS Director .
Katy Androski, Automation/Technology, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia (KS) State University, 2006
Jessica Wiens, Administration and Interlibrary Loan/Cataloging, University of Media, Library Studies, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007
Elizabeth Rankin, Interlibrary Loan/Cataloging and Archives, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia (KS) State University, 2008
Marlene Meckenstock, School Library Media Instruction, Wichita (KS) State University Library Media Certification Program, 2009
Jessica Gagnon, Public Library Youth Services, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia (KS) State University, 2010
Anne Ethen, Administration and Public Library Service, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia (KS) State University, 2010
Daniel Pewewardy, Digital Library Services, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 2014
Sarah Roth-Mullet, Digital Library Services, University of Illinois, University of Illinois, Champaign, 2014
Boyer, Technology Services, School of Library and Information Management,
Emporia (KS) State University, 2015