The Medical Heritage Library is seeking graduate student applications for two paid fellowship positions for the summer 2020: an education resource fellow and an outreach fellow. Applications are due April 3, 2020.

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is a collaborative digitization and discovery organization of some of the world’s leading medical libraries committed to providing open access to resources in the history of healthcare and health sciences. The MHL’s goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and to strengthen understanding of the world in which we live.

Educational Resources Fellow

Description

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) seeks a motivated fellow to assist in the continuing development of our education and outreach programs. Hosted by one of our member institutions in New York, Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, or San Francisco, the fellow will develop curated topical collections or sets for MHL website drawn from the over 300,000 items in our Internet Archive library. These curated collections provide a means for our visitors to discover the richness of MHL materials on a variety of topics relevant to the history of health and the health sciences. As part of this work, the fellow will have an opportunity to enrich metadata in MHL records in Internet Archive to support certain types of scholarship/inquiry, such as reproductive health, human sexuality, race and equity in healthcare, or other topics to be determined. The fellow will also begin developing educational materials tied to K-12 and/or university level curriculum.

The fellowship is paid and may be taken for course credit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Based on the input of MHL members and others, work on the creation of curated sets of materials drawn from MHL collections.
  • Enrich MHL metadata to highlight underrepresented topics in our Internet Archive collections.
  • Participate in creating and implementing social media promotions and campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

This position is open to all qualified graduate students with a strong interest in medical or health history, with additional interests in library/information science or education. Strong communication and collaboration skills are a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently.

Fellowship Duration

The fellowship will take place anytime between the end of May 2020-mid-August 2020

Hours & Salary

20 hours per week, over 12 weeks.

$20/hour

Application

To apply, please provide the following:

Cover letter documenting interest in position

Curriculum Vitae

2 References

Please submit your application materials by Friday, April 3, 2020 to:

Attn: Fellowship committee medicalheritage@gmail.com

Outreach Fellow

Description

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) seeks a motivated fellow to develop and organize the planning of the tenth anniversary of our organization. Collaborating with the MHL Education and Outreach working group or Governance group, the fellow will help plan a virtual conference to take place in fall 2020 or spring 2021. Hosted by one of our member institutions in New York, Boston, New Haven, Philadelphia, or San Francisco, the fellow will develop a suite of online programs, webinars, or virtual conferences to celebrate the content in the MHL, appeal to digital scholars, and engage with our users. The fellow will research how to develop virtual conferences, propose topics, help identify and recruit speakers, outline planning including outreach, logistics, and organization, and provide a working plan for the conference. The fellow will also liaise with MHL partners, including the DPLA and Internet Archive for possible programming or publicity.

Working with our Co-ordinator, the fellow will launch an anniversary social media campaign, including the creation of an Instagram account for the MHL.

The fellowship is paid and may be taken for course credit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and help implement online programs, webinars, or virtual conferences.
  • Coordinate communications around the MHL’s tenth anniversary.
  • Liaise with MHL partners for possible programming or publicity.
  • Participate in creating and implementing social media promotions and campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

This position is open to all qualified graduate students with a strong interest in medical or health history, with additional interests in library/information science or education. Strong communication and collaboration skills are a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently. Experience planning programs, events, or webinars is preferred.

Fellowship Duration

The fellowship will take place anytime between the end of May 2020-mid-August 2020

Hours & Salary

20 hours per week, over 12 weeks.

$20/hour

Application

To apply, please provide the following:

Cover letter documenting interest in position

Curriculum Vitae

2 References

Please submit your application materials by Friday, April 3, 2020 to:

Attn: Fellowship committee medicalheritage@gmail.com

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