We would like to take the opportunity to recognize our 2020 Summer Interns on Indiana Intern Day! We value them and the impact they’ve had this summer at the library. Please take a moment to learn more about the interns and the work they did.
Meet Jack! This intern worked in the Community Engagement department and functioned as a Jack-of-all-trades. He assisted with preparing STEAM & robotics kits for schools and the community, aided in programming, provided content for the library’s social media platforms, added weekly book recommendations on the library’s website, helped with weekly live video streams, and assisted with the Summer Reading Program. This was Jack’s second summer with the library.
Meet Riese! As the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) intern, she examined and researched the collection to determine the amount of diverse material included. She recorded the gender and ethnicity of the characters, and whether they are differently-abled or LGBT+. She also checked to see if the book is considered ‘Own Voices’, which is where the author is part of an under-represented group and writes about their own experiences. Having a collection that represents everyone is something that she cares a lot about, and she’s had the best time working on this project. She was also able to help with the curbside delivery program as well. She thinks that having curbside really helped the community maintain somewhat of a normal routine, even in hard times. Riese has previously worked at the library before leaving for school. We were excited to welcome her back for the internship.
Meet Heather! Heather is completing her internship in Graphic Design and Marketing. She did hands-on and digital projects in the Maker Lab, using the Adobe Suite on the iMac computer creating designs and stencils for an exciting Mainstreet Association project which will add a new element of fun to downtown La Porte. She designed flyers for the library highlighting closed days, special celebrations, and Reader’s Advisory. She also did chalk art to promote the new Mobile Classroom and Curbside Pickup. She said she is so grateful to have had the chance to get to work with all the amazing people at the library this summer.
Future internship opportunities will be posted on the Employment page of our website when they become available.