Volunteer Graduate Intern Opportunity

20 July 2018

Volunteer Graduate Intern Opportunity


The opportunity has arisen for a volunteer graduate internship at NIPR: The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications. For more information about NIPR please see: www.nibooks.org.


NIPR is a registered charity and receives funding from the Department for Communities, NI.

All books, journals, pamphlets and reports published in Northern Ireland since 2000 are now systematically collected, catalogued and preserved in NIPR, The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications. Bibliographic information about the collection is available in the online catalogue. The Linen Hall Library, Belfast is our lead partner, providing assistance with curating and preserving the collection, and a dedicated repository has been set up within the Linen Hall Library to house the collection.


NIPR currently employs a part-time Manager and this volunteer internship position would enable someone to work alongside the Manager in supporting the work of NIPR. The intern role is intended for someone who wishes to undertake the part-time PG Diploma / MSc in Library and Information Management at Ulster University, which requires students to be working in a library/information environment.


The intern role is for 8-12 hours a week (a minimum of 4 hours must be on a Friday) and is initially for one year but may be extended for a second year if all parties are in agreement. It would be based at the NIPR Office in The Linen Hall Library, Belfast.


The role will include:

* Administrative support for NIPR, including maintaining the mailing database

* Outreach opportunities with publishers, authors and community organisations

* Social media marketing

* Assisting with the maintenance of the collection and the production of quarterly lists of new acquisitions


There will also be the opportunity to work on specific projects and apply for additional project funding which could cover the costs of payment for work.


To apply for the internship please send a CV and a 500 word statement of interest to the NIPR Chair, Robin Adams (radams@tcd.ie). Closing date 17th August 2018.


Applicants are expected to have a primary degree, good ICT skills (email, web, social media, MS Office), good interpersonal skills, and a genuine interest and commitment to working in the information and library sector. We are also particularly interested in applicants that have experience of other library/information environments and / or experience in preparing successful funding bids.


Applications will be reviewed by the Chair of the Management Board of NIPR (Robin Adams), the NIPR Manager (Trevor Gordon) and the Chair of the Advisory Panel to NIPR (Jessica Bates).


For further information on the Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Management please contact Dr Jessica Bates, School of Education, Ulster University at j.bates@ulster.ac.uk or check out https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/library-and-information-management-13822