Library Work Study

Program dates: October 1, 2012 - March 15, 2013

Application deadline: August 27, 2012

Note: Program dates exclude December 16, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Program Information

The Library Work Study program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection development, collection management, and reference services. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship, with a specific focus on cataloguing and collection assessment of special collections, specifically artists’ publications (artists’ books, zines, multiples, and ephemera). The practical aspects will primarily focus on activities which fall in line with the participant’s learning objectives and ongoing projects of the library.

Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops, and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team.  In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives.

Work Study placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.


Above photo: Photograph of the Banff Centre Library, located in Donald Cameron Hall, with Librarian Miss E.M. Sugarton at the desk [1953]

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.