Making Connections While Earning an MLIS

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: PurposeThis article discusses a collaboration with a non-profit organization conducted as part of the Real Learning Connections project at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We discuss our experiences working with a non-profit partner from outside the university and the benefits gained from collaboration.Design/methodology/approachThis is a reflection based on the personal experiences of the authors as collaborators in the project.FindingsThrough our experience with the Real Learning Connections project, we found that collaborating with a non-profit organization provides a unique opportunity for library school students to learn practical skills while also providing value to the non-profit organization in the form of expertise in information services.Originality/valueThis piece discusses the benefits of collaboration from the perspective of both an LIS student and a professional librarian, as well as considering the experiences of an external non-profit organization.

Additional Information

Publication
The Bottom Line
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
Real learning connections, collaboration

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