opportunities for spring 2022
Call for Applications/General Information
Fellows are supervised by the Queens College Library’s Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCA) and will interact with a dynamic team of part-time adjuncts and archives assistants in SCA. Fellows receive a one-time, $2500 stipend, and funding towards a professional development activity, such as an online workshop or attendance at a regional conference. Fellows will have the opportunity to publish a blog post on the library’s blog, “Cover to Cover.” Fellows typically complete 150 hours over the course of a semester and may optionally use the Fellowship towards the GSLIS Internship, LBSCI 795.
Applicants: Please submit your application email@example.com by 10/24/21. Please download and use the following template for your application.
Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellowship
The Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellow will carry out a range of activities, including processing small collections of personal papers, publishing finding aids, processing oral history transcripts, and/or digitizing, cataloging, and uploading materials to our digital collection platform.
- Requirements: Candidates must have completed either LBSCI 730 or LBSCI 732
- Location: Hybrid – onsite at the Queens College Library and remote
- Information on the Civil Rights and Social Justice collections: https://qcarchives.libraryhost.com/classifications/civil_rights_and_social_justice
Shirley Klein Rare Book and Print History Fellowship
The Shirley Klein Rare Book Fellow will improve preservation and access of the Queens College Rare Book and Print History Collection. The Fellow will house books in custom enclosures and phase boxes, assist with weeding and/or integrating new materials into the collection, and create curatorial files on particularly valuable items.
- Requirements: Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LBSCI 733.
- Location: Primarily Onsite
- Information on the Rare Book and Print History Collections: https://qcarchives.libraryhost.com/classifications/rare_books_and_print_history
Queens College Center for Jewish Studies Digital Cataloging Fellowship
The Center for Jewish Studies Cataloging Fellow will perform item-level cataloging for the Vincent Giordano Photographs Collection on the Greek-Jewish Community in New York City and Ioannina, Greece. The cataloger will collaborate with Hellenic American Project and Center for Jewish History in carrying out this work.
- Requirements: Candidates must have completed either LBSCI 730, LBSCI 732, or LBSCI 757.
- Location: Primarily Remote
- Information on the Vincent Giordano Collection: https://scalar.usc.edu/works/romaniote-memories/index
PRIOR FellowS & Interns
Victoria Ferdandez, Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellow, fall 2020-spring 2021
Victoria coordinated the Student Help Lived Experience Project, a collaboration with alumni to document civil rights activities of the early to mid-1960s through oral histories, written submissions, and digital collections.
Kuba Pieczarski, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Internship, fall 2020
Kuba catalogued and uploaded the Queens College COVID-19 Collection which highlights the experiences of Queens College faculty, staff, students, and alumni during the pandemic.
Tomasz Gubernat, Digital Projects Fellow, fall 2019-spring 2020
Tom processed collections and helped develop a new Memory Lab for campus and community engagement (funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation).
Jeanie Pai, Processing Fellow, fall 2019-spring 2020
Jeanie processed collections and helped develop a new Memory Lab for campus and community engagement (funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation).
Reign McConnell, SEEK History Project Intern, fall 2019-spring 2020
Reign processed archival records and oral history transcripts for the SEEK History Project.
Max Thorn, Instruction Fellow, spring 2019
Max partnered with Professor Carol Giardina of the History Department to integrate archival materials and instruction into the class History 392w: America in the 1960s.
Abby Sumner, Processing Fellow, spring 2019
Abby processed the papers of Leo Kraft, an American composer, teacher, and writer who taught at Queens College from 1947-1989, and published a finding aid for the collection using ArchivesSpace.