Is this a disablist internship program because it rejected
people with disabilities?
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LIBRARIES
LIBRARY INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2000-2003
THE PROGRAM: The Library Internship/Residency Program offers an
historically underrepresented individual (African American, Hispanic
American or Native American as defined by the State University of New
York) an opportunity to pursue a challenging career in academic
librarianship. The 3 year program offers a combination of academic
training and work experience. Interns spend their first year pursuing the
Master in Library Science (M.L.S.) degree at the University at Buffalo
(UB), School of Information Studies (SIS). Interns must complete the
degree program in one year (includes summer sessions). Upon completion of
the M.L.S., the intern becomes a resident and begins a 2-year position as
Visiting Assistant Librarian in the Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate
Library. Responsibilities include provision of reference services,
library instruction, web development, collection development, research and
publication of a scholarly article and other assigned projects.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a baccalaureate degree and be willing to pursue
a Master's degree at the University at Buffalo; be a member of an
historically underrepresented group as defined by the State University of
New York (African American, Hispanic American, Native American); possess
excellent oral and written communication skills; have the ability to work
in a team environment; possess general knowledge of the Internet and World
Wide Web; demonstrate evidence of leadership potential; have an
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher; be a native born or naturalized
U.S. citizen; be accepted into the UB School of Information Studies (SIS).
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must submit a completed application
to the UB School of Information Studies (SIS) by APRIL 1ST. Participants
in the internship/residency program must be accepted into the SIS program.
Additionally, they should write a 1-2 page essay describing their interest
in academic librarianship. The essay, along with 2 writing samples,
current resume and 3 references should be submited to:
Glendora Johnson-Cooper, Manager
Library Internship/Residency Program
University at Buffalo, Undergraduate Library
107 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
(716) 645-2943, x241 (Phone)
(716) 645-3067 (Fax)
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Applicants should also consider applying for an ALA (American Libraries
Association) SPECTRUM SCHOLARSHIP and matching SIS SCHOLARSHIP.
For more information, visit:
EASI's online workshop on accessible Web design,
Barrier-free Web Design, begins Feb. 22.
Making your Web pages accessible is the right thing to do,
and it is the law. For information, go to
http://www.rit.edu/~easi and click on workshops.