[Libs-Or] Cataloging Internship at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan - OCOM vvv at ocom.edu
Wed Sep 22 09:59:38 PDT 2010

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is now accepting applications for a
*Cataloging Intern*.

OCOM has recently migrated its catalog to a new integrated library system
and joined a local health libraries consortium. We are just rolling out the
new system so this is a great opportunity to learn a lot about the inner
workings of library catalogs, web sites and more.  Depending on the
library's need and the student's interest, the Cataloging Intern will assist
the Systems Librarian at OCOM with some of the following tasks:

   -  Cleaning up MARC records in Millennium;

   - Creating original catalog records in OCLC Connexion;
   - Conforming fields to authority records;
   - Assisting with inventorying current collection;
   - Instructing students and staff on using the new catalog;
   - Trouble-shooting cataloging software issues.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is
required. Current student or recent graduate of an ALA-accredited library
school is preferred.


   - Cataloging experience, whether professional or academic, is preferred;
   interest in cataloging is essential.
   - Familiarity with MARC and/or experience with Innovative cataloging
   software is desirable, but not essential.
   - Higher education, non-profit, and/or health care related experience is
   - Familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine preferred, but not

*Hours and Stipend
This is an unpaid internship, but we do offer a $250 stipend to be awarded
upon successful completion. This position will begin in October 2010 and
will work approximately 5 – 10 hrs a week for 8-14 weeks in order to
complete a minimum of 80 hours of work (additional hours are available if

Applying for this Position*

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Veronica
Vichit-Vadakan, OCOM Systems Librarian, at vvv at ocom.edu. The cover letter
should specifically indicate relevant experience and skills.

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

*About OCOM*

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine was founded in 1983 and is one of
the oldest schools of traditional Chinese medicine in the country. OCOM
trains Master’s and Doctoral students, conducts research and treats patients
at clinics on campus and in the community. The campus is located in
Southeast Portland.

The OCOM Research Library has a significant and wide-ranging collection,
including books, journals, DVDs, audio recordings, study models, herbs and
student and faculty research articles. The Research Library has joined a
consortium with other Oregon health sciences libraries which will make
OCOM’s collection more accessible to the broader health education community
and will allow the OCOM community access to a wider range of health
education information and resources.

*The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is a non-profit, equal opportunity
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