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a senior archaeology and American studies major at Lycoming College, will begin
the Barbara Holley Internship at Gettysburg Collegeâ€™s Musselman Library after
she graduates in May.
internship will allow Bowen to further her experiences with information
sciences. According to Janet Hurlbert, associate dean and director of library
services, this is the first time a Lycoming graduate has been accepted for this
extremely competitive, full-time paid internship with benefits.
one year, Bowen will work at Gettysburg, rotating her time between four
positions: special collections, reference and instruction, technical services
and user services. The internship is intended for full library experience in
operations, procedures and management and is named for Holley, a Gettysburg alumna.
found out about the scholarship through the staff at Snowden Library. They thought
the internship would be a great opportunity and encouraged me to apply,â€ stated
Bowen. â€œThe staff helped me through the whole process. I canâ€™t thank them
Bowen, of Barto, Pa.,
has worked as a Snowden Library circulation assistant since her freshman year
at Lycoming, where she helps check out books and assist library users. She also
held an internship at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in
Pennsburg during summer 2012, where she was responsible for inventorying and
cataloging Native American artifacts. From this catalog, she created Excel
spreadsheets, took photographs and evaluated the artifacts for their relevance
to Pennsylvania history.
said that working at Snowden is definitely the reason behind her taking an interest
in library science. â€œI enjoyed the library atmosphere, learning about new
library resources and most importantly assisting students and faculty,â€ Bowen
completing her internship, Bowen plans to pursue a masterâ€™s degree in library
science at Drexel University with the goal of working in an academic library.
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student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a
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near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one
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