Supervisor: Emily Bryant, Assistant Registrar and Ethnographic Collections Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-0199
Credits: Students may take 2-4 credit hours of practicum per semester
Semester Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisites: Introduction to Museum Studies (A403) or previous museum experience is useful, but not required. All students who wish to enroll in a cataloging practicum will be interviewed and must have permission to register.
Qualifications: Students interested in a cataloging practicum should be efficient, organized, and able to pay close attention to details. They should also have good computer, research, and writing skills. Legible handwriting is a must.
Duties: Students taking a cataloging practicum will be expected to:
- Familiarize themselves with the way the museum’s collections move through standard channels of registration and cataloging
- Learn and follow proper methods of handling artifacts
- Learn the IUMAA standardized cataloging system
- Catalog or re-catalog collections according to museum procedures
- Create paper records of work as instructed
- Research collections as necessary for accurate cataloging/re-cataloging
- Write up research notes and bibliographies as collections are cataloged/re-cataloged