Henney History Room, Conway (NH) Public Library
The Conway Public Library is housed in a handsome brick structure completed in 1901 and enhanced and expanded in 2003. The Nella Braddy Henney History Room (HHR), added in 1976, holds state and town histories for New Hampshire and Oxford County, Maine, together with a large number of family histories, photographs, maps, periodicals, and other items of historic interest. It commemorates Keith and Nella Braddy Henney’s work and collection of materials that document much of the history of the Mount Washington Valley. The Henney History Room is expanding its collection and enhancing its accessibility and outreach throughout its geographic area and beyond.
The Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library presents an excellent environment in which to develop one’s proficiencies, particularly in using computer resources as an aid in:
- acquiring, cataloging, indexing, preserving, and making accessible materials of historic significance, and
- engaging in genealogical research.
The HHR is large enough to provide a wide range of activities, yet small enough to provide individual attention to the intern’s interests, skills, and professional objectives.
A Certificate will be issued to each person successfully completing an internship. Previous interns have completed the internship for course credit upon approval of their college or university.
Assisting the Curator with activities such as:
- cataloging materials, building digitized indexes, archiving documents, photographs, maps, and other materials,
- meeting with patrons and assisting them in locating and accessing materials relevant to their needs, and
- participating in public presentations related to the work of the HHR.
Duration and Dates:
An internship should cover at least a three-month period and at least 20 hours per week OR six-months and at least 10 hours per week. Applications will be accepted at any time, and the applicant should indicate her/his preferred time frame. Applications will be reviewed within ten days after they are received, and applicants will hear from the Curator shortly thereafter.
While no advanced computer skills are required, an intern should be comfortable working with personal computers, Microsoft or Open Office software, and Internet services.
Preference will be given to those with a background or special interest in history, libraries, and/or the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire and Maine.
Application for Internship:
If you are interested in pursuing an intership opportunity in the Henney History Room, please stop by the library or fill out the form below to be contacted by the curator.