Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lane Library Internship

Bernice Wells Carlson Award

This internship opportunity is in honor of Mrs. Bernice Wells Carlson, class of 1932, a strong supporter of Lane Library from 1992 until her death in 2009. She wrote, Working in a college library is a learning as well as earning experience and no student should be denied the opportunity to learn by doing.

Structure of the Award

The recipient of the award will have the opportunity to shadow librarians in their departments and learn about the various facets of library work. He or she will also be invited to attend professional conferences with librarians (students can apply for funding through the Student Activities Office or through the Wisconsin Library Association) and visit libraries at other institutions.

Who is Eligible

Ripon College students, particularly those who are interested in pursuing careers in librarianship, elementary education, or writing.

Amount Awarded

Eight hours work-study per week in the library over the course of an academic year.


Applications will be accepted after fall break, and are due April 1. The winner will be announced at the Friends of Lane Library Meeting, 6:30-7PM on April 13th.

To Apply

In five hundred words or fewer, explain why you are interested in a career in libraries. Include any previous library experience you have and, if applicable, what aspect of librarianship you are most interested in. Return to: Andrew Prellwitz via email:prellwitza@ripon.edu. If you have any questions, call (920) 748-8752.
For More information about Ms. Carlson, see Bernice Wells Carlson Papers at USM.

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