The Center on Colfax has a substantial number of LGBTQ+ related books that need to be
organized and cataloged to create a new library collection. To help make this a reality, we are
seeking an intern to assist in the implementation of the AspenCat consortial ILS and to develop
a program to train volunteers in the cataloging and processing of library materials. The intern
will consult with and receive support from staff from Colorado State Library (CSL) and Colorado
Library Consortium (CLiC) to carry out the following project components:
- Assist with the implementation of the AspenCat union catalog, a Bywater Koha
consortial integrated library system managed by the Colorado Library Consortium.
- Work with Center and CSL staff to integrate access to the library catalog into the
- Work with Center staff to recruit and train volunteers, including determining the
number of volunteers needed, creating job descriptions and schedules, and monitoring
tasks to be completed.
- Lead volunteers in reviewing the book collection and creating collection and retention
- Train and lead volunteers in cataloging and processing the book collection.
- Ensure the continuance of the collection after the internship ends by developing training
program documentation for volunteers and guidance on best practices for Center staff.
- Assess the needs to maintain the physical library space, including shelving, labels, and
other supplies or equipment.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
This position is temporary, paid internship that will last from September through December 2022. It is part-time, non-exempt, with no benefits.
Additional Info & Requirements
Knowledge and Skill Objectives
This intern will gain experience in:
- Copy and original cataloging.
- Implementing AspenCat consortial ILS and using it for cataloging and record
- Creating/adapting documentation for local cataloging standards and practices.
- Developing and documenting library collection processing workflows.
- Coordinating and training volunteers.
- National standards for bibliographic description, classification, and authority control,
and their use in libraries.
- Strong interest in the professions of library cataloging or collection management.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Ability to guide and motivate volunteer workers towards a shared objective.
- Ability to ask clarifying questions, troubleshoot, and solve problems.
- Proficiency with common computer applications (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.).
- Experience with the LGBTQ+ community preferred.
- Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and required to provide valid proof of vaccination.
Reasonable accommodation available.
- Work in person at The Center on Colfax, 1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218
- Lifting up to 35 lbs. with reasonable accommodations.
- Frequent giving, receiving and analyzing of information.
- Frequent talking, writing, walking, standing, bending and stooping.
- Frequent use of computers, standard office equipment and Microsoft office suite.
- May involve some travel in and around the Denver Metro Area.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, requirements or working
conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position,
leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to require additional or different tasks be
performed as assigned.
The Center on Colfax opened in 1976 has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today we are focused on fulfilling our mission by ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.
Please send a cover letter, summarizing your skill sets and desire to work at The Center along
with your resume to email@example.com
The Center on Colfax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Center that believes in developing and supporting a diverse workforce.