School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program

Placement Opportunities

This list of placement opportunities may change. Some opportunities may not be available each Fall term.

Allegheny County Library Association 
The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) was founded in 1991 to improve service. Partner opportunities can be focused within any of the departments including youth services, marketing, community partnerships, web development, and collection development. Work is done both on-site and remotely as well as in libraries throughout the county. 
Job Descriptions: Community ProgramsYouth Services 

Behavioral Measurement Database Services: 
Behavioral Measurement Database Services is a business service whose primary focus is database production of unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians. Located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, students are involved in database production, production of records, and task analysis.

Carlow University
Carlow University’s campus extends for 14 acres in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Carlow's Grace Library offers over 107,160 book volumes and 23 databases and serves approximately 2200 students. Students work in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan. 
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Free to the people since 1895, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the Pittsburgh area with a distinguished history of leadership among the country’s great public libraries. Through its 19 neighborhood locations, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region’s most visited asset. Placements are available at the Main Library on the Oakland Campus as well as various branches.
Job Descriptions: Downtown & Business

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries: 
Carnegie Mellon is an internationally recognized institution with a distinctive mix of educational and research programs in computer science, robotics, engineering, the sciences, business, public policy, social sciences, fine arts and the humanities. Partner students are employed as library assistants in the Hunt Library [arts, business, humanities, social sciences] and the University Archives.  
Job Descriptions: ArchivesHunt Reference

Carnegie Museum of Art: 
The Heinz Architectural Center opened as part of the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1993 and has a collection that focuses on drawings, prints, and models, most from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It comprises one of the most extensive facilities devoted to architecture in an American art museum. Students with special collections background and/or a background in architecture and the visual arts are good candidates for this placement.
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Chatham University Jennie King Mellon (JKM) Library’s collection consists of over 88,000 print volumes, videos, DVDs, and audio CDs as well as 50 electronic databases containing thousands of e-journals for research across the disciplines. The campus is located in Shadyside, just minutes from the Pitt campus. MLIS Students placed in the JKM Library work in archives, special collections and technical services.
Job Descriptions: ArchivesTechnical Services

The Children’s Institute: 
The Children’s Institute in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is promoting the well-being of children, young people and their families and providing services that meet their special needs. Students with an interest in special libraries, solo librarianship, cataloguing, and resource organization are a good fit for this placement.
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Community College of Allegheny 
The Community Colleges of Allegheny County train students for employment or transfer to four-year institutions as well as noncredit continuing education programs. Partners’ students work in the library of the main Allegheny Campus across the river from downtown Pittsburgh.
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These libraries are members of the ever-growing family of public library Partners. Reference, preservation and archives, catalogues, and children's programs are a few of the many experiences that students are exposed to in these Pittsburgh area sites. Under the supervision of the library directors, students become familiar with many facets of general librarianship.

Dollar Bank:
Dollar Bank’s roots are deeply tied to the people, commerce and values of the western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio regions.  For over 150 years, Dollar Bank has grown to become a large, full service, regional bank committed to providing the highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses.  Partner opportunities are available within the bank’s archives.  Job description

Duquesne University: 
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university with an enrollment of over 10,000 located near downtown Pittsburgh. Students are placed in the Gumberg Library -Health Sciences and Music Library.  Job Descriptions: HSMusic

Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh 
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the gothic Trinity Cathedral offers a Partners placement in the area of archives and special collections. 
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Falk School Library:
The Falk School Library is located in the Falk Laboratory School on the upper Pitt Campus. The Falk Laboratory School is a K-8 progressive and experimental school that promotes progressive methods of teaching children that can be observed and studied by those who wish to pursue teaching as a vocation. Students assist the head librarian in a variety of tasks required to maintain an elementary school library. This is reserved for students in the SLCP specialization.
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Health Sciences Library System of the University of Pittsburgh: 
The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh comprises several libraries that support the educational, research, patient care and service activities of the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Public Health), as well as the hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Falk Library, the flagship library of HSLS, is located in the University’s Scaife Hall and employs students interested in a career in medical or academic librarianship.
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Kiski School:
Established in 1888, the Kiski School is one of the oldest all-boys college preparatory boarding schools in the United States. Kiski's 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. The  John A. Pidgeon Library has been named Outstanding Individual Library Information Center Program in Pennsylvania. The award commends Kiski for its library information skills program, staffing, support for a strong library program, and commitment to life-long learning.  Partners opportunity is in the area of archives and records management. 
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Mattress Factory Art Museum: 
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere. The archives are involved in new projects ranging from use of emerging technologies, increasing the online collections presence, establishing policies and procedures for working with living artists, and documenting the institutional life and developments of this most unique environment. Additionally, cataloguing work is available that ranges from records management to conceptual, ephemeral installation art.
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre:
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers AIS track students experience in records management, cataloguing and archives. Students with a background or interest in theatre are a good fit for this placement.
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Point Park 
Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park University is a small, private, liberal arts university with an emphasis on career-based education that enrolls approximately 3,600 students. Partners students may experience all aspects of an academic library.
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Senator John Heinz History
The Senator John Heinz History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania. Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center is a 275,000-square-foot museum and research facility that is located in the city's historic Strip District. Students work in the library and archives preserving books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, atlases, newspapers, films, recordings and memorabilia documenting over 250 years of life in the region as well as in the Rauh Jewish Archives.
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Sewickley Academy: 
Sewickley Academy has been undertaking a project to have their archives digitized, catalogued and available for general use. There is 100 years’ worth of photographs, documents, and other archival materials. The goal of this project is to provide students, faculty, alumni and other community members with access to the rich history of the school no matter where they are.
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University of Pittsburgh Barco Library 
The Barco Law Library is the geographic and intellectual heart of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, dedicated to supporting law school scholarship through excellent library services, comprehensive legal resources and current information technology. Partner students work the reference desk utilizing research skills. Experience and/or background in the legal environment is required.
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University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS): 
Archives Service Center -- Job Description
Business Library -- Job Description
Engineering Library -- Job Description
Frick Fine Arts Library -- Job Description
Music Library -- Job Description
Preservation Department -- Job Descriptions: PreservationSpecial Collections

The University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities within the 17 library units and locations serving the approximately 34,000 students who attend the University. Students may work in a reference department, a departmental library, the Archives Service Center, Digital Research Library, Preservation Department, technical services, or special collections. There are a variety of host facilities offered on the Oakland campus including Frick Fine Arts, the School of Engineering, and the largest facility Hillman Library. The archives, preservation, and the digital research collection is in the Library Resources Building located approximately three miles from the Oakland campus in the Homewood neighborhood.

University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms:
Placements are available with the special collection of the Nationality Rooms housed in the Cathedral of Learning. Through records management and archives and preservation, students contribute to securing its rich history which dates back to 1937 when the first Nationality Room Committee was established.
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University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Art History & Architecture 
An opportunity exists in the Visual Media Workshop of the Department of Art History and Architecture which is a digital humanities lab focused on image-focused projects. Humanities Students who have demonstrated great success and continued interest in their discipline are the appropriate candidates for this placement.
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UPMC Mercy Brady Library 
The Brady Library of the Health Sciences is a part of UPMC Mercy and provides a wide range of services that support patient care, administration, education, research, and the community. Students have an opportunity to be involved in various projects and departments including inter-library loan. The Library is located on the hospital grounds in the uptown section of Pittsburgh.
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Washington and Jefferson College: 
This four year liberal arts college founded in 1781 is approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh. Placement opportunities in the U. Grant Miller Library are in the area of public services and special collections.
Job Descriptions: Research Services; Special Collections

WQED Multimedia:
Current opportunities for Partners students are available in records management for WQED-FM radio. Pittsburgh’s only all-classical radio station, WQED is a lively advocate for the arts both locally and nationally and is located just blocks from the Pitt campus.
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Miscellaneous Opportunities
An organization may contact the iSchool requesting student/s to assist in specific projects which can include: databasing, organizing, cataloguing, creating bibliographies, web editing and a variety of other library-oriented tasks. Some of these projects are self-limiting and will require only one placement (3-term) to complete.

The Partners Program

This learning opportunity provides a three-term placement in libraries and information centers. Gain real-world experience as an information professional!