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 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.

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NCompass Live: What does a successful internship look like?

  1. 1. Internship Grant Program OrientationMay 1, 2013Welcome!
  2. 2. SponsorsLaura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
  3. 3. Chime in…
  4. 4. We got an internship grant……now what?
  5. 5. AdvertisingBe serious… They’ll take it seriously.Ann Arbor District LibraryEmployment OpportunityJob Posting
  6. 6. HiringContract workerTemporary employeeOtherPress release
  7. 7. Complete the required paperworkOnce the intern has been hired…Inform us of the start date andestimated end date of the internship
  8. 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. 9. Complete the required paperworkDuring the internship…Track intern’s hours and activities
  10. 10. Complete the required paperworkAt the end of the internship…Direct intern to complete the onlinepost-internship surveyComplete the online Final Report
  11. 11. Goals of the programInterns get involved in real library workthat takes advantage of theirexperience and interests
  12. 12. Goals of the programThe program introduces promisinginterns to the varied and exciting workof Nebraska libraries
  13. 13. Goals of the programThe internship functions as arecruitment tool, helping theparticipant view the library as a viablecareer opportunity
  14. 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. 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. 16. Schedule of activitiesWork with the intern to determine how supervision willbe conducted and what projects will be completed
  17. 17. Schedule of activitiesOrient the intern to all aspects of library work
  18. 18. Schedule of activitiesSimmons College massBLAST“Design an Internship” wiki page
  19. 19. Schedule of activities…Using an NLC-provideddatabase to answer areference question
  20. 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. 21. Schedule of activities… Critiquing awebsite visitedto answer areferencequestion
  22. 22. Follow the intern’s progressSave copies ofthe intern’swritten worksand otherprojectsTake pictures ofthe intern inactionConsider keeping ascrapbook or diary
  23. 23. Join us on Facebook
  24. 24. Stay in touch
  25. 25. Questions?Kathryn, 402-471-4002Laura,