JOB: Exploratorium Teacher-Librarian Summer (paid) Internship, San Francisco (Deadline June 7)

The successful applicant will assist the Exploratorium’s Learning Commons (LC) staff in helping middle and high school math and science teachers who are attending a professional development course similar to a science boot camp. The intern will help teachers navigate the OPAC, answer reference queries and otherwise help them find what they need, along with shelving, circulation and other duties as required. In addition to these general duties, the intern will also work closely with LC staff on collection development of educator resources and services.

The ideal candidate would be:

  • a library school student on the school librarian track, or
  • a teacher who’s getting a school librarian/ media specialist certification, or
  • a school librarian who wants experience working with science and math reference

This is an excellent opportunity to get real–world experience in how teachers think, what they need from their libraries, and how to make yourself indispensable to your school.


  • Experience as a teacher, school librarian or enrollment in an MLIS program
  • Strong reference skills
  • Experience or training with educational technologies or strategies would be appreciated
  • Patience, humor, and a strong service orientation
  • Science background is helpful, as is familiarity with the LC classification system, but curiosity and willingness to learn are paramount.
  • Project-oriented self starters are encouraged to apply


Summer 2011
June 20th – August 8
35 hours a week.
PAID: Stipend: $2000

Deadline to apply: June 7, 2011

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Lauren Lindskog, Learning Commons Program Coordinator