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Internships, Practicums and Field Experiences Margie Thomas Assistant Professor School of Library and Information Science ...
Definitions
Internship <ul><li>A limited period of supervised training in a library or other information agency intended to facilitate...
Practicum <ul><li>A limited period of hands-on work in a library or other information service agency structured to provide...
Field Experience <ul><li>(Fieldwork).  The gathering of information or data about a subject through observation, interview...
While You’re Still in School <ul><li>University Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Assistance in Placement </li></ul><ul><li...
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT FIELD EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE Approved Fall...
Federal Libraries <ul><li>Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources ...
Voice of America (VOA) Information Services Division Intern Video Library Assistant/Intern: Fields:  Library science, coll...
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
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Did you know the average annual salary for all librarians in the Federal Government was $74,630 in 2005? Want to find an exciting career where you can serve citizens in a meaningful way? Joins us at this pre-conference event to learn the acronyms, gather tips on applying for a federal job, and network with federal librarians over lunch. Then work with resume and interview experts to improve your "game" and your chances to land that federal job! Co-sponsors: FLICC, LSU School of Library and Information Science, Library Associates Inc., NMRT, and the ALA Placement Office. Presented on June 27, 2008 at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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  1. 1. Internships, Practicums and Field Experiences Margie Thomas Assistant Professor School of Library and Information Science Louisiana State University
  2. 2. Definitions
  3. 3. Internship <ul><li>A limited period of supervised training in a library or other information agency intended to facilitate the application of theory to practice following the completion of formal course work toward the master’s degree in library and information science. An intern may be paid and/or receive graduate credits based on the number of hours worked. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (Reitz, Libraries Unlimited </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Practicum <ul><li>A limited period of hands-on work in a library or other information service agency structured to provide an opportunity for a novice to relate theory to practical experience, usually in the student’s field of specialization. Compare with internship. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (Reitz, Libraries Unlimited) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Field Experience <ul><li>(Fieldwork). The gathering of information or data about a subject through observation, interviewing and other methods of direct investigation, usually conducted in a location closely associated with the topic, as opposed to researching the subject in books and other publications, conducting experiments in a laboratory setting, administering mail surveys, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Dictionary for library and Information Science (Reitz, Libraries Unlimited </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. While You’re Still in School <ul><li>University Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Assistance in Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Supervision and Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>On-Site Mentoring and Hands-On Learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT FIELD EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE Approved Fall 2004 by the SLIS Faculty (www.slis.lsu.edu)
  8. 8. Federal Libraries <ul><li>Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources Working Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li> http://www.loc.gov/flicc/wghr.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/flicc/edutraining.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki/Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://fewg.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Voice of America (VOA) Information Services Division Intern Video Library Assistant/Intern: Fields: Library science, collection development, special libraries, radio and television environment Duties: May include all or some of the following activities: shot-level cataloging of video content; respond to producer requests for video content; search internal database and indexes; assist with circulation procedures; assist with processing stock footage materials; assist with videotape check-in and check-out; re-shelve returned tapes; tape shifting; apply barcodes and labels to tapes; assist research staff to pull and cue video content; assist Tape Distribution crew with runs and related duties; assist with video retirement process including updating collection data and shelf-reading; assisting with re-labeling, sorting, and pairing script and other associated information with videotapes and boxing for shipment. Interests: Media collection management; Current news and international affairs; special libraries Requirements: graduate or undergraduate study in Library Science or television broadcasting, detail oriented; good communication skills. Other Information: Internship is unpaid. Willing to complete paperwork, etc so student can receive academic credit. For general information visit: www.voanews.com
  10. 10. Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
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