‘The future is already here’: Intern training for next-generation academic librarians [slides]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator and Associate Professor (Creator)
Maggie Murphy, Associate Professor, Art & Design Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: [Slides from a presentation given October 12, 2018 at the Entrepreneurial Librarians Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.] The Research, Outreach, and Instruction intern training program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro strives to prepare interns for more than just staffing the desk. This program has evolved over time to take a holistic approach to training future library professionals, focusing not only on the skills and knowledge necessary to staff our desk but also on developing broader communication, problem-solving, and teaching skills crucial for our field. The training program allows interns to get hands-on experience with disciplinary resources and research strategies, instructional design, outreach material creation, and classroom “micro-teaching.” Hear from the information literacy program coordinator and interns who will reflect on how their experiences have impacted their professional growth, confidence, and identities as future librarians.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
reference librarianship, academic libraries, library internship, library instruction, LIS education

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