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Center for Sex and Culture (San Francisco) Looking for Archivist Intern

The CSC Library and Archives Essential Duties, Function and Job Description for Archives

A Brief Explanation of the Archive Internship and Archivist Intern Positions

Please write to Tess McCarthy at archives@sexandculture.org to request more information and apply.

Archives Interns who come from an archival background or have needed skills in digitizing, organizing, coding (knowledge of EAD or other online schema used for creating online finding aids), working with the public in a reference setting are preferred. Their title is slightly different from that of non-archival interns and will get the designation as Archivist Intern. The will have slightly different learning outcomes which may need specific attention in order for these individuals to meet the requirements of their program.

The parallel positions in the Library are Librarian Intern (those with LIS—Library and Information Science backgrounds) and, Library Intern (those without LIS backgrounds). It is only fair to recognize and distinguish these interns so that users, patrons and the public are prepared to make decisions on which staff to engage with or utilize.

Desirable Traits and Qualities

The work of Archives Intern versus Archivist Intern (herein described as “intern”) varies only in the sense that there may be a marked difference in skills, knowledge and abilities. There may not be any difference at all, but all individuals who come to the Archives will come away with the experience of handling, organizing and cataloging one of the most special collections in the world. The lead Archivist values diverse backgrounds and interdisciplinary knowledge but the ability to learn on the fly or is able to contribute to the overall efforts is the final determination in selecting the appropriate intern.

The intern must also possess traits and qualities that are essential in working in the Archives. They are: highly organized, detail oriented, process oriented, mindful/meta-cognitive, open (willingness to change), excellent interpersonal relationship skills (with other staff and the public), communication skills (verbal/written), collaborative (has ideas that will help along in our goals and objectives) and is technologically capable.

In terms of lack of experience, by nature of this being an internship position, the Lead Archivist (parallel position in the Library is Head Librarian) will nurture, train, mentor and develop the intern in such a way that is beneficial to them as individual and, at the same is beneficial to the work at the Archives. A win-win, mutually beneficial and relationship founded in reciprocity is the overall work relationship sought.

Beyond basic traits and qualities is that the intern must be comfortable around a judgment-free, sex positive, graphically pornographic, wholly diverse background. We actively seek, mentor and develop interns who have a clear understanding of the Queer community and the individual needs of each group in the LGBTIQ spectrum. An open and non-judgmental attitude is necessary in understanding our straight, kinkster and ethnic communities as well. We also welcome individuals who understand or come from a non-binary, asexual, transsexual or gender fluid perspective and encourage those who are allies or champions of all our groups to work in creating and advocating for these communities. Other communities we serve are the BDSM, Leather and other kink communities that may or may not have overlap in the sexuality/gender spectrum.

Areas of focus in the archives include digitization, processing, arranging/describing/housing, cataloging, preservation, and migration.

Contact archives@sexandculture.org to request more information and to apply.

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Taken from Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone…

Sex SymbolEl pulgo no hace ostentación. No alza altos mástiles, torres, obeliscos, ni rascacielos. Tampoco fabrica largos fusiles, cañones ni misiles. El pulgo, amante de la pulga, no necesita inventar ningún símbolo fálico, porque lo lleva puesto: mide nada menos que una tercera parte de su cuerpo, el tamaño más impresionante de todo el reino de este mundo, y está adornada de plumitas. Los machos humanos, mandones y matones, llevan miles de años ocultando esta humillante información. 
            English Translation:The male flea does not flaunt. He does not erect tall masts, towers, obelisks, or skyscrapers. Nor construct big rifles, cannons or missiles.The male flea, lover of the female flea, need not invent any phallic symbol for itself because he wears it on his body, measuring no less than a third of his body, the most impressive of its size amongst all the varied kingdoms of this world, and on top of it all it’s adorned with feathers.Human males, controlling macho bullies, have spent thousands of years hiding this humiliating information.Eduardo Galeano

Taken from Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone


Sex Symbol

El pulgo no hace ostentación. No alza altos mástiles, torres, obeliscos, ni rascacielos. Tampoco fabrica largos fusiles, cañones ni misiles.

El pulgo, amante de la pulga, no necesita inventar ningún símbolo fálico, porque lo lleva puesto: mide nada menos que una tercera parte de su cuerpo, el tamaño más impresionante de todo el reino de este mundo, y está adornada de plumitas.

Los machos humanos, mandones y matones, llevan miles de años ocultando esta humillante información.

            English Translation:

The male flea does not flaunt. He does not erect tall masts, towers, obelisks, or skyscrapers. Nor construct big rifles, cannons or missiles.

The male flea, lover of the female flea, need not invent any phallic symbol for itself because he wears it on his body, measuring no less than a third of his body, the most impressive of its size amongst all the varied kingdoms of this world, and on top of it all it’s adorned with feathers.

Human males, controlling macho bullies, have spent thousands of years hiding this humiliating information.

Eduardo Galeano

If you missed us at Folsom Street Fair 2013 this year… You won’t want to miss us next year. 
Come visit your local sexy librarians at the Center for Sex and Culture on most Mondays from 11:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon, and explore your sexuality through all of your favorite authors.

Love,
Miss Ian

If you missed us at Folsom Street Fair 2013 this year… You won’t want to miss us next year.

Come visit your local sexy librarians at the Center for Sex and Culture on most Mondays from 11:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon, and explore your sexuality through all of your favorite authors.

Love,

Miss Ian

Oh, Canada! Transgender Archives and Research Center Arises ⇢

Your sexy CSC librarians encourage you to read more erotica.
This book order was found in one of our zines called Good Times: A Revue of the World of Pleasure from 1955. It looks sexy right? What type of “experienced” sex could they be learning? Apparently you could have had the answer for only $2.95 if you were seduced by this ad 58 YEARS AGO! I don’t know if that’s expensive or cheap back then. 

Don’t forget to come see us librarians talk about sex zines at SFZinefest at the end of the month. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE!

Your sexy CSC librarians encourage you to read more erotica.

This book order was found in one of our zines called Good Times: A Revue of the World of Pleasure from 1955. It looks sexy right? What type of “experienced” sex could they be learning? Apparently you could have had the answer for only $2.95 if you were seduced by this ad 58 YEARS AGO! I don’t know if that’s expensive or cheap back then. 


Don’t forget to come see us librarians talk about sex zines at SFZinefest at the end of the month. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE!

The CSC Library & Archive at the East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest.

The CSC Library & Archive was asked to speak at EBABZ 2012 concerning zines in libraries.  This is the slideshow presentation that was used. If anyone has any questions, or knows of valuable resources,  or would like to donate their sex related zines to our library, please contact me. lbryvxn@gmail.com

Eulis, Affectional Alchemy: The History of Love by by Paschal Beverly Randolph, M.D.
from the Center for Sex and Culture Library
Photo by Marilyn Roxie

Eulis, Affectional Alchemy: The History of Love by by Paschal Beverly Randolph, M.D.

from the Center for Sex and Culture Library

Photo by Marilyn Roxie

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