NCompass Live: What does a successful internship look like?

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From advertising for the position to saying goodbye, thoughtful planning of an internship will go a long way to making the experience meaningful for you and your intern. Kathryn Brockmeier, from the …

From advertising for the position to saying goodbye, thoughtful planning of an internship will go a long way to making the experience meaningful for you and your intern. Kathryn Brockmeier, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will also discuss ways your library and your community can benefit from an internship at your library. Time for brainstorming and sharing will follow the presentation.
NCompass Live - May 1, 2013.
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

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  • 1. Internship Grant Program OrientationMay 1, 2013Welcome!http://nowhiringatyourlibrary.nebraska.gov/Internships.asp
  • 2. SponsorsLaura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
  • 3. Chime in…
  • 4. We got an internship grant……now what?
  • 5. AdvertisingBe serious… They’ll take it seriously.Ann Arbor District LibraryEmployment OpportunityJob Posting
  • 6. HiringContract workerTemporary employeeOtherPress release
  • 7. Complete the required paperworkOnce the intern has been hired…Inform us of the start date andestimated end date of the internship
  • 8. Complete the required paperworkAt the start of the internship…Direct intern to complete and signthe survey completion consent formDirect intern to complete the onlinebaseline survey
  • 9. Complete the required paperworkDuring the internship…Track intern’s hours and activities
  • 10. Complete the required paperworkAt the end of the internship…Direct intern to complete the onlinepost-internship surveyComplete the online Final Report
  • 11. Goals of the programInterns get involved in real library workthat takes advantage of theirexperience and interests
  • 12. Goals of the programThe program introduces promisinginterns to the varied and exciting workof Nebraska libraries
  • 13. Goals of the programThe internship functions as arecruitment tool, helping theparticipant view the library as a viablecareer opportunity
  • 14. Goals of the programThe internship provides participantswith an enlightened view of the rolesof libraries and librarians, anunderstanding ofbehind-the-scenes libraryoperations, and insightsinto the role of technologyin libraries
  • 15. Goals of the programLibraries receive financial assistance toprovide stipends to interns who oftenhelp expand a program orcomplete a project andbring in fresh ideas
  • 16. Schedule of activitiesWork with the intern to determine how supervision willbe conducted and what projects will be completed
  • 17. Schedule of activitiesOrient the intern to all aspects of library work
  • 18. Schedule of activitiesSimmons College massBLAST“Design an Internship” wiki pagehttp://libfs2.simmons.edu/massblast/wiki/index.php/Design_an_Internship
  • 19. Schedule of activities…Using an NLC-provideddatabase to answer areference question
  • 20. Schedule of activities… Sharing information about a libraryservice by posting to the library’sFacebook page, composing an entry onthe library’s blog or Twitter, making aflyer or poster, writing a short librarynewsletter article, or similar task
  • 21. Schedule of activities… Critiquing awebsite visitedto answer areferencequestion
  • 22. Follow the intern’s progressSave copies ofthe intern’swritten worksand otherprojectsTake pictures ofthe intern inactionConsider keeping ascrapbook or diary
  • 23. Join us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/NebraskaLibrarians
  • 24. Stay in touch
  • 25. Questions?Kathryn Brockmeierkathryn.brockmeier@nebraska.gov, 402-471-4002Laura Johnsonlaura.johnson@nebraska.gov, 402-471-2694GordonWyantpresident@nebraskalibraries.org