The BSLISE Working Group of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is seeking two library science and information science (LIS) students to work as interns with BSLISE communication activities, including maintaining its website and social media accounts. The BSLISE is devoted to strengthening the international quality of LIS education, and as a result, the excellence of LIS professional practice. 

The virtual internships last for one semester, with the possibility of extension based on performance and may be coordinated with your home institution. Interns are expected to participate in scheduled virtual meetings and provide updates about social media and website activities as well as project updates. The BSLISE Communications Guidelines document is used as a reference for interns. . We seek individuals with skills in social media maintenance and possible use of Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Window Snipping, Canva, Adobe Spark, and others as needed. 

The first intern will work with the social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This responsibility requires identifying and researching information sources relevant to the goals of the BSLISE Working Group. It is expected that there will be postings at least weekly – more often if circumstances warrant. The intern should strive to create posts that are relevant and interesting to the international LIS community, and that generate engagement within the social media platforms. The social media accounts are: 

The second intern will be responsible for maintaining and updating the BSLISE website at Beyond the content developed by the intern, additional content may be made available by the co-chairs, members of the BSLISE Working Group, and the BSLISE Communications Group members. 

Both interns report to the Communications Group of the BSLISE which is responsible for coordinating the intern program. The Communications Group is headed by Dr. Albina Krymskaya, Deputy Dean at St. Petersburg State University of Culture, Russian Federation and Dr. Barbara Marson, Teaching Assistant Professor retired, East Carolina University Library Science Program, Greenville, NC. Other members are Dr. Amara Malik, Assistant Professor at Department of Library and Information Science, Punjab University and Dr. Diane Pennington, Associate Professor in Information Science, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.  

If you are interested in serving as an intern for fall 2022 and possibly into spring 2023, please send a letter stating:

1) Name & contact information
2) LIS program affiliation
3) Name of a professor at your institution who will serve as a liaison
4) Term available
5) Internship interest statement (max 300 words)
6) Description of relevant competencies

The deadline for application submissions is August 31, 2022.

Email your information to:

Dr. Albina Krymskaya [email protected] and

Dr. Barbara Marson [email protected]