Apply today for a paid summer internship with Michigan Library Scholars!
Michigan Library Scholars is an engaged learning opportunity through the University of Michigan Library, which is designed to allow undergraduate students to gain real world professional experience, as they collaborate with library mentors to complete a project with a global or international focus. Students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the role of academic research libraries in the context of higher education, and enhance their own research and learning skills. Underlying our program is a strong mentoring component that encourages students to hone their skills under the guidance of experienced library professionals.
2020 Summer Project:
This project will support the creation of an exhibit scheduled to open in Clark Library in October 2020 in conjunction with the program Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest, which has received a prestigious Sawyer Seminar Grant for the Comparative Study of Cultures from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The exhibit will complement the seminar and public event programming related to the Hispanofilipino literature in translation and will showcase the U-M Library collections that preserve histories of translation in the Philippines and Filipino diaspora in Michigan. The potential tasks on this project could include: graphic design of the physical exhibit, assistance with creating digital copies of selected objects, creation of the corresponding online exhibit in Omeka, assistance to the main curators of the exhibit. By working on this project the student will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge about history and literature of the Philippines, to learn practical skills related to exhibit design, digitization, project management and exhibit writing as well as to use specialized software to create and manage physical and digital exhibits.
Desired skills (not required): graphic design skills, ability to read Spanish, excellent written communication skills
Mentors: Susan Go, Librarian for Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands; Barbara Alvarez, Head, International Studies; Librarian for Romance Languages & Literatures, Iberian Studies and Comparative Literature