A practicum opportunity at MU Libraries is available for the fall 2017 semester. This practicum will be jointly supervised by Special Collections and Digital Services and will allow a student to work on a project through several stages, including planning, implementation, and marketing. The practicum will focus on digitization of a collection of original political cartoons by John Tinney McCutcheon, a cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune during the early twentieth century. The position will allow the student to develop experience in scanning, image manipulation, and metadata, as well as research experience in verifying or estimating publication dates. The student will also re-describe the collection, update the finding aid on the collection website, and promote the collection through blogs and social media posts. Successful candidates will have an interest in archives, special collections, and/or digital libraries and will be able to spend time at Ellis Library during the work week.
If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Special Collections Librarian
Head, Digital Services