ERIC Number: ED359970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Internship, Residency, and Fellowship Programs in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 188.
Brewer, Julie, Comp.
Over the years academic libraries have developed various field experience models to supplement traditional library education and provide career development and advancement. To assess the availability of internship, residency, and fellowship programs among its members, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) conducted a survey of its membership in 1992. The importance of practical learning in a library situation is reflected in the number of well-established graduate internship programs. Eighteen libraries had internship programs, and others had field experience programs. Eleven libraries had residency programs, seven of which required minority status. Two libraries responded with details about midcareer fellowship programs, and other fellowships were coordinated by professional agencies and associations. Field experience opportunities are highly individualized, a fact supported by the included descriptions of eight internship programs, seven residency programs, two fellowship programs, and two related programs. A list of 12 selected readings and the survey instrument are provided. Flyer 188 is included, which summarizes the kit. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Career Development, Fellowships, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Library Education, Library Surveys, Minority Groups, Professional Associations, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Work Experience Programs
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (members, $25; non-members, $40; shipping, U.S. $5.50, Canada $6.50, other countries $15; prepayment required).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.