Intern, LA Law Library

By IS Lab July 23, 2021

LA Law Library

LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in  providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into  the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a  superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including  one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a  gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who  do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons  annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs  and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal  research technology and services.

An internship at the library offers an optimal field environment for obtaining practical hands-on  experience working with an approximate 1M equivalent volume collection, learning effective  reference skills, honing communication techniques for interacting with a diverse public, and exploring  collection development and management practices.

Under the supervision of professional librarians, students will benefit from ongoing interactions with  an ample cross section of library users, have the opportunity to explore career options as a special  librarian, assist with and attend all training classes offered by the library to the public and industry  professionals, and attend library board meetings.

Interns may also participate on committees and have a voice in discussions addressing current  trends in digitization, preservation, grant writing and program development. Students will also obtain  firsthand experience learning the tools of institutional policy, procedure and management-related  decision making. Additionally, program participants may attend and participate in administrative  and committee meetings while obtaining “on the ground” experience in all departments, from  collection management services and technology to public services.

Candidates, who are interested in obtaining the depth and breadth of experience made available  through affiliation with a large institution like the LA Law Library, will benefit from an intern experience  with LA Law Library.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter by email to: Esther Eastman, Legislative Librarian,  Reference & Research, Patron Services ( Questions can be addressed to  Esther (213)785-2532 or Malinda Muller, Director, Patron Services (213) 785-2560.

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