Blogging the Library

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I’m a 2017 graduate of a small liberal-arts college named Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. I double majored in English and Philosophy and was fortunate to have two archival internships at the Mount during my senior year. I had never considered a career in archival science before this point—in fact, I don’t think I knew what archival science even was—but I fell in love with my work at the Mount’s library. Nearing graduation, I decided that I wanted to pursue either a general MLIS or a library science degree with a specialization. But, as I soon realized, picking a MLIS program, let alone a concentration, is beyond difficult when you have so little experience in the library field. Luckily, I stumbled upon an ad for the Holley internship just up the road in Gettysburg. While the Holley position sounded almost too good to be true (they pay you to learn?! I’ve been doing it wrong…) it is an amazing opportunity and has proved to be a great fit so far. [excerpt]


The Interns at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library captured their internship experiences since the spring of 2011. Over time the blog has featured Fortenbaugh, Smith, and Holley interns. They shared updates on semester long projects, responded to blogging prompts, and documented their individual intern experience.