School of Information Sciences - Library and Information Science Program

Placement Opportunities

Following are the host institutions participating in the Pitt Partners Program for the 2016-17 academic year. They are listed by opportunity focus and offer a brief institution description, the website address, and finally a link to their job description.  You may select up to three of your top choices for consideration of placement.

Academic Libraries

Community College of Allegheny County:
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.
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

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.
Job Description

The University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh:
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, Digital Research Library, technical services, or special collections at Hillman Library and the Finney Music School on the Oakland campus.
Job Descriptions:  Music; Digital Scholarship Services; Area Studies

UPMC Mercy Brady Library
Dedicated to meeting the information needs of UPMC Mercy, the Brady Library 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.   The Library is located on the hospital grounds in the uptown section of Pittsburgh.
Job Description

Washington and Jefferson College: 
This four year liberal arts college founded in 1781 is approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh. Placement opportunity  in the U. Grant Miller Library lies in the different functional areas of public services, special collections, archives.
Job Descriptions


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

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.
Job Description

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.
Job Description

Senator John Heinz History Center:
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.
Job Description 

The University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh:
The University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh offers a variety of opportunities within the 17 library units and locations including the Archives Service Center and Preservation Department.  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.
Archives Service Center -- Job Description
Preservation Department -- Job Description 

Public Libraries

These community libraries are members of the ever-growing family of public library Partners.  Reference, circulation, cataloguing, 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. -- Job Description -- Job Description C&Y; Job Description Tech Svcs -- Job Description -- Job Description  -- Job Description C&Y; Job Description Adult

School Libraries

(Open to SLCP students)

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.
Job Description 

Other Placement


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 Description

The Partners Program

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