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Youth Services Library Intern

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids Public Library

Last Updated: 10/18/21

Job Description

A hybrid remote and onsite internship with Grand Rapids Public Library that will provide opportunities for mentoring, professional development, use of library-related software, writing/producing book reviews, brainstorming library-related programming, assisting with programming preparation, interacting with the public, and assisting with ongoing library services.

Examples of work:

Remote Projects

  • Participate in meetings with librarians as part of professional mentorship.
  • Create themed lists regarding books and other media on specialized library software to be shared with staff and/or social media.
  • Create book reviews of recent recommended reads, either written or via vlog, with potential to share on social media.
  • Assist in brainstorming ideas for elementary/teen/youth programming.

Summer Virtual/Offsite Programs
  • Attend and assist with summer reading program activities.
  • Assist and advocate for summer reading program and incentives.

Onsite Projects
  • Verify programming supplies related to summer reading and curbside services.
  • Collaborate with staff on material preparation for upcoming programs.
  • Help create altar kits for Hispanic Heritage.
  • Update and report on inventory of YS workroom materials via Google Sheets.
  • Assist with GRPL To Go curbside service as a runner.
  • Assist with guiding and providing access to patrons in-person.
  • Light cleaning of spaces and library-related materials.



Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Grand Rapids Public Library, a department of the city of Grand Rapids, is comprised of the MainLibrary and seven branches. Each year, GRPL serves over one million visitors and circulates over 1.5 million items, making it the largest and most used cultural organization in Grand Rapids.The materials, programs, and services offered by the library are free and open to the public.MissionInspiring oppor...