Training Future Librarians: Creating Online, Flexible, and Effective Internships and Practicum Experiences for LIS Graduate Students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator and Associate Professor (Creator)
Sam Harlow, Online Learning Librarian (Creator)
Amanda "Amy" Harris Houk, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: What roles should academic libraries play in developing future professionals? As more graduate programs, including library and information science (LIS) programs, are moving online to accommodate nontraditional students and busy schedules, this question becomes even more complex. As of January 2020, forty-two of the sixty-two ALA-accredited LIS programs offer a 100 percent online option;1 the LIS program at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) is one of these forty-two programs. In response to these changes, the Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI) department at UNCG University Libraries has expanded our in-person intern and practicum programs to include new online options. Reviewing literature on designing collaborative and effective intern and practicum programs is useful for librarians when developing a relationship with any LIS department at a university.2

Additional Information

In A. Hartsell-Gundy, K. Duckett, & S. Morris (Eds.), Learning in action: Designing successful graduate student work experiences in academic libraries (pp. 32-34). Association of College and Research Libraries.
Language: English
Date: 2022
academic libraries, LIS program, internships, practicum, graduate students, librarians

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