This semester I chose to fulfill the rest of my internship requirements at the Herron Art Library in Indianapolis, IN. The Herron Art Library serves the IUPUI community and local residents with research materials on art and artists pre-history through the present day.
The Herron Art Library formally began its service to the central Indiana community as an art research library in 1909. Today, the library continues to enjoy its long-standing reputation as central Indiana's primary lending art library for modern and contemporary art. The library's tradition of responding to the present-day needs of its users is reflected in the resources, services, and special internal and external projects in which the library engages.
For my internship, I will be working under the supervision of the Herron Fine Arts Library Visual Resources Specialist and Circulation Manager. I will be gaining valuable experience with both traditional library services and in-house digital production activities in an art and design school library. During my time at the Herron, I will become familiar with applications and resources that promote and produce collections across IUPUI University Library’s Program of Digital Scholarship, including IUPUI ScholarWorks, Open Journal System, and the library’s Cultural Heritage digital collections. I will also gain hands-on experience contributing to the ongoing activities related to the library's digital collections, social media presence, as well as experience with multiple daily operations of an art and design school, full-service branch library. I will be required to provide support for collection development activities, collection maintenance, reference, liaison support, updates to the library’s social media sites and subject pages.