Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science has received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program to train next generation art and museum librarians in the NYARC libraries. M-LEAD-TWO (Museum Library Education and Digitization Technology-Web-Online) is a three year grant that provides scholarship support for 15 diverse MSLIS students (five per year) and a two-semester paid internship program.
Each academic year, the Brooklyn Museum and the Frick Art Reference Library will host two interns with an additional NYARC intern working consortium-wide. The interns will assist with a variety of projects including collection assessments, digital resource surveys, web archiving, and provide support for important consortial programs such as shared resources. These interns will be integrated into active museum libraries, receive practical on-the-job experience, learn new skill sets, and assist in moving NYARC projects forward.
Brooklyn Museum is the NYARC-base for this partnership with Pratt and recently hired Emily Atwater as the M-LEAD TWO Project Coordinator. We look forward to welcoming the interns to our doors and to engaging in lots of interesting conversations about what role the NYARC libraries and archives play within our museums.
Learn more about this collaboration from the Pratt Institute press release.
Deirdre Lawrence, Principal Librarian, Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives