Librarian Internship


Avila University

Job Summary: 

Appointment Date  

August 22, 2017


Avila University 's Hooley-Bundschu Library and Learning Commons is offering a paid internship.  The Intern will provide library services at Avila University, in areas that may include circulation, assisting patrons to do research, cataloguing, education and outreach, weeding, ERM maintenance, and archival processing.  Internship includes training and supervision by professional librarians to gain practical work experience.


The ideal candidate will be a current student or recent graduate of an ALA –accredited master's degree program in library and information science; have a strong interest in academic librarianship: a commitment to service; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills; the ability to be flexible and self-motivated with assignments, projects, and departments.

Available: Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Grad. Status: Minimum, 2nd semester student. Maximum, 1 year after degree completion Maximum 20 hours per week. Hours to be completed between 8 AM- 6 PM Monday -Friday

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will have:

  1. A basic knowledge of the operations and services of an academic library
  2. Completed a minimum of three areas of concentration
  3. Exposure to professional in the field of librarianship
  4. The ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a small academic library.


This is a paid internship.



Application Information  

Send cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references to (email preferred) or mail to:

Office of Human Resources

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community      

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.