Public Library Internships: Advice From the Field

Public Library Internships: Advice From the Field

By: Cindy Mediavilla (editor)Paperback

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This book was compiled and edited by a librarian who was instrumental in getting funding from a Library Services and Technology Act grant to carry out an internship program in public libraries. The grant allowed the MCLS consortium of public libraries in the Los Angeles area to place library school students in paid internships in MCLS member libraries.

About Author

Cindy Mediavilla is library programs consultant for the California State Library and lecturer for the UCLA Department of Information Studies. She is also the author of Arthurian Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 1999).


Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I. Developing Effective Public Library Internship Programs Chapter 4 1. Library School Internships: A Review of the Literature Chapter 5 2. Library School Intership Programs: How UCLA Does It Chapter 6 3. The LIS Practicum: An Internship with Academic Credit Chapter 7 4. Santa Clara County Library's Graduate Library Intern Program Chapter 8 5. Creating an Internship Policy for the Glendale Public Library Chapter 9 6. Insider Training Part 10 II. Traditional Public Library Internship Settings Chapter 11 7. Internships in a Public Library Reference Department Chapter 12 8. "And Other Duties as Assigned": Iowa City Public Library's First Children's Services Intern Chapter 13 9. How I Spent My Summer Vacation: An Internship Experience at New York Public Library's Teen Central Chapter 14 10. LEEPing into the Profession: INterning at the Vacaville Public Library Chapter 15 11. Exploring Public Librarians' Many ROles through a Library System INternship, or How to Learn Thirty Jobs in as Many Days Chapter 16 12. Mentoring Library Technicians Part 17 III. Nontraditional Public Library Internship Settings Chapter 18 13. The Tribal Library Intern Project: A Practicum in Cultural Lessons Chapter 19 14. LIteracy Internships: Take a Plunge into the Deep End Chapter 20 15. Internships in Public Library Archives and Local History Collections Chapter 21 16. One Special Collection, Many Personal Paths Part 22 IV. Using Internships as a Recruitment Tool Chapter 23 17. "Recruitment Through Mentoring": Success in Illinois Chapter 24 18. The "Working with Kids @ Your Library" Mentorship Program, County of Los Angeles Public Library Chapter 25 19. The FILL Project: Using Internships to Recruit at the System Level Chapter 26 20. Recruitment: Miami-Dade Public Library System's Intern/Trainee Program Part 27 Index Part 28 About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9780810851863
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780810851863
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0810851865

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