Instruction and Training
LIB 409, Practicum
The library offers a formal practicum course, designed to give undergraduate students "real world," hands on experience in organizing and managing information in all formats.
Students in a range of disciplines, as well as those anticipating getting a degree in library or information science, will find many opportunities for gaining some practical field experience to enhance their resumes.
- Students usually take 1 - 2 credits of the LIB 409.
- 1 credit equals 30 hours of work.
- There is a total maximum of 12 credits of LIB 409.
To initiate a Practicum:
- Contact the Barbara Jenkins to discuss your idea and find library faculty members who may be a good match, or consult the list of Library Subject Specialists to find the librarian for your subject area.
- Find a library faculty member who's willing to be your supervisor for the practicum and arrange a meeting to discuss the details.
- Download this form and fill in the top portion, then take it with you to the meeting with your library faculty supervisor.
- Once the form is completed and signed, see Barbara Jenkins to get an authorization to register for the course. Make sure you register for the correct number of credits.
- Once you've registered, let your library faculty supervisor know so that you can finalize the plan for your practicum.