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The [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] is a host institution for the [https://www.si.umich.edu/careers/alternative-spring-break University of Michigan Alternative Spring Break]. From the School of Information site: "UMSI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations to the knowledge and abilities of students through a social impact project; and facilitates and enhances the relationship between the School and the greater community." We are pleased to be a part of this mission.
 
The [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] is a host institution for the [https://www.si.umich.edu/careers/alternative-spring-break University of Michigan Alternative Spring Break]. From the School of Information site: "UMSI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations to the knowledge and abilities of students through a social impact project; and facilitates and enhances the relationship between the School and the greater community." We are pleased to be a part of this mission.
  
This article should serve as the home base for information for visiting students.
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This article contains basic information for visiting students, but students should always feel free to contact the Folger staff member(s) leading their projects.
  
For more information about the Folger, visit our website: http://www.folger.edu/.
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== For current participants ==
If there is inclement weather, such as a snowstorm, please follow these procedures [[Folger inclement weather policy]].
 
 
 
== For participants ==
 
  
 
=== Directions to get from the [https://www.hotel-harrington.com/ Hotel Harrington] to the Folger Shakespeare Library===
 
=== Directions to get from the [https://www.hotel-harrington.com/ Hotel Harrington] to the Folger Shakespeare Library===
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Allow about 20 minutes to reach the Folger by bus or metro. Going by metro involves more walking, but is faster over-all if there are traffic jams. Going by bus involves half as much walking, and is faster over-all if there are delays on metro. Use the [http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm WMATA online Trip Planner] (also available as [http://www.wmata.com/mobile_new/tripplanner/TripPlanner_Form_Hp.cfm? a mobile-friendly website]) to get full directions and fare information. Enter "Harrington Hotel" and "Folger Library" as your start and end points. 
  
[[File:Metro map.jpg|350px|thumb|right]]
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Buses accept cash payment (no pennies) and re-useable [http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/ SmarTrip] cards. Metro only accepts SmarTrip card payment. You can purchase a SmarTrip card at the machines inside metro stations. A $10 re-usable card comes with $8 fare value pre-loaded.  
 
 
*Walk one block south on 11th St. NW toward Pennsylvania Ave. NW
 
*Turn right on Pennsylvania Ave. NW
 
*Walk one block, then turn left onto 12th St. NW until you reach the Federal Triangle Metro Station.
 
**Take the Orange, Silver, or Blue line train toward New Carrollton or Largo Town Center.
 
***You will need to purchase a [http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/ SmarTrip] card at the Metro Station kiosk, $10 will purchase a reusable card and $8 fare.
 
*Get off the train at Capitol South Station (four stations)
 
*Walk toward C St. SE on First St SE, continue walking straight until you reach Independence Ave. SE.
 
*Cross Independence Ave. and walk straight until you reach East Capitol St. SE
 
*Turn right on East Capitol St. SE and walk one block.
 
*Cross Second St. SE, the Folger will be on your right.
 
  
 
=== First day ===
 
=== First day ===
  
The students should enter the first door nearest the corner of East Capitol and Second Streets (Research entrance) at 9 am.  
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Please plan to arrive around 9am. There are two doors on the front of the Folger: use the one closest to 2nd Street, near the driveway.  
  
=== Arrival at workplace ===
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Ask for [mailto:eblake@folger.edu Erin Blake] at the security desk, and wait for her to meet you. If she is unavailable, her assistant [mailto:rdankert@folger.edu Rachel Dankert] will greet you. If you need to reach us by phone, the shared line is (202) 675-0323.
  
Ask for [mailto:eblake@folger.edu Erin Blake] at the security desk and wait for her to meet you. If she is unavailable, her assistant [mailto:rdankert@folger.edu Rachel Dankert] will greet you. If you need to reach us you may phone (202) 675-0323 (shared line).
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You will need to leave purses, bags, and coats in the Readers' Cloakroom, where there are lockers for valuables, and clear plastic bags for small things you might want to keep with you (e.g. phone, wallet, notebook).  
  
 
=== Normal working hours ===
 
=== Normal working hours ===
  
9 am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch break.
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9 am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch break, and 15-minute mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. The Folger follows the Federal Government on weather-related closings. See the [[Folger inclement weather policy]] for details.
  
 
=== Work attire ===
 
=== Work attire ===
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=== Dining options while at work ===
 
=== Dining options while at work ===
  
Students can either bring their lunches with them (there are microwaves, refrigerators, and silverware/plates and bowls). Otherwise, there is a number of dining out options on Pennsylvania Ave. NW, two blocks from the Folger, including [https://www.pret.com/en-us/find-a-pret/20003/ Pret a Manger], [http://goodstuffeatery.com/locations/capitol-hill Good Stuff Eatery], [http://wethepizza.com/ We the Pizza!], [http://www.firehook.com/location Firehook Bakery], Starbucks, [http://sweetgreen.com/ Sweetgreen] salads, and [https://www.ourburritobrothers.com/order/start/ Burrito Brothers], among many others.  
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Food, drinks, and candy are not permitted in the work areas, but there is a break room, and a staff kitchen with microwaves, toaster-oven, vending machines, and fridge for bag lunches. Tea and coffee are always available, for free.
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There are also a number of dining and take-out options on Pennsylvania Ave. NW, two blocks from the Folger, including [https://www.pret.com/en-us/find-a-pret/20003/ Pret a Manger], [http://goodstuffeatery.com/locations/capitol-hill Good Stuff Eatery], [http://wethepizza.com/ We the Pizza!], [http://www.firehook.com/location Firehook Bakery], Starbucks, [http://sweetgreen.com/ Sweetgreen] salads, and [https://www.ourburritobrothers.com/order/start/ Burrito Brothers].  
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Feel free to ask for a list of full dining options at HR on your first day.
 
Feel free to ask for a list of full dining options at HR on your first day.
  
 
=== Should the student(s) bring anything with them (laptop, etc?)===
 
=== Should the student(s) bring anything with them (laptop, etc?)===
  
All materials will be provided.
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All work materials will be provided. Do bring a sweater, as it sometimes gets chilly in the library.  
  
 
=== Preparation ===
 
=== Preparation ===
  
Read the following Folgerpedia article: [[Ghost Busters: Eliminating non-existent STC numbers for Early English Books]].
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Please read the Folgerpedia article "[[Ghost Busters: Eliminating non-existent STC numbers for Early English Books]]" for a basic overview of the project, and the [[Handling vault materials]] article for guidelines on working with rare books.
For this project, students will be handling rare books. Please review the following guidelines on best practices for working with rare materials: [[Handling vault materials]].
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Another useful Folgerpedia article is the [[Glossary of Folger terminology]]. Long-time staff have no idea which words and acronyms are baffling to new people, so if you think of things that should be added to the glossary, please let us know.
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==Past projects==
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Past projects include "ShCol Headings" in 2012 and "ShCol Illustrations" in 2013 (details are yet to be added here).
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[[Category: Intern projects]]
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[[Category: Folger Shakespeare Library]]

Latest revision as of 14:49, 16 December 2016

The Folger Shakespeare Library is a host institution for the University of Michigan Alternative Spring Break. From the School of Information site: "UMSI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations to the knowledge and abilities of students through a social impact project; and facilitates and enhances the relationship between the School and the greater community." We are pleased to be a part of this mission.

This article contains basic information for visiting students, but students should always feel free to contact the Folger staff member(s) leading their projects.

For current participants

Directions to get from the Hotel Harrington to the Folger Shakespeare Library

Allow about 20 minutes to reach the Folger by bus or metro. Going by metro involves more walking, but is faster over-all if there are traffic jams. Going by bus involves half as much walking, and is faster over-all if there are delays on metro. Use the WMATA online Trip Planner (also available as a mobile-friendly website) to get full directions and fare information. Enter "Harrington Hotel" and "Folger Library" as your start and end points.

Buses accept cash payment (no pennies) and re-useable SmarTrip cards. Metro only accepts SmarTrip card payment. You can purchase a SmarTrip card at the machines inside metro stations. A $10 re-usable card comes with $8 fare value pre-loaded.

First day

Please plan to arrive around 9am. There are two doors on the front of the Folger: use the one closest to 2nd Street, near the driveway.

Ask for Erin Blake at the security desk, and wait for her to meet you. If she is unavailable, her assistant Rachel Dankert will greet you. If you need to reach us by phone, the shared line is (202) 675-0323.

You will need to leave purses, bags, and coats in the Readers' Cloakroom, where there are lockers for valuables, and clear plastic bags for small things you might want to keep with you (e.g. phone, wallet, notebook).

Normal working hours

9 am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch break, and 15-minute mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. The Folger follows the Federal Government on weather-related closings. See the Folger inclement weather policy for details.

Work attire

Business casual.

Dining options while at work

Food, drinks, and candy are not permitted in the work areas, but there is a break room, and a staff kitchen with microwaves, toaster-oven, vending machines, and fridge for bag lunches. Tea and coffee are always available, for free.

There are also a number of dining and take-out options on Pennsylvania Ave. NW, two blocks from the Folger, including Pret a Manger, Good Stuff Eatery, We the Pizza!, Firehook Bakery, Starbucks, Sweetgreen salads, and Burrito Brothers.

Feel free to ask for a list of full dining options at HR on your first day.

Should the student(s) bring anything with them (laptop, etc?)

All work materials will be provided. Do bring a sweater, as it sometimes gets chilly in the library.

Preparation

Please read the Folgerpedia article "Ghost Busters: Eliminating non-existent STC numbers for Early English Books" for a basic overview of the project, and the Handling vault materials article for guidelines on working with rare books.

Another useful Folgerpedia article is the Glossary of Folger terminology. Long-time staff have no idea which words and acronyms are baffling to new people, so if you think of things that should be added to the glossary, please let us know.

Past projects

Past projects include "ShCol Headings" in 2012 and "ShCol Illustrations" in 2013 (details are yet to be added here).