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ERIC Number: EJ911328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Incorporating Library School Interns on Academic Library Subject Teams
Sargent, Aloha R.; Becker, Bernd W.; Klingberg, Susan
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v37 n1 p28-33 Jan 2011
This case study analyzes the use of library school interns on subject-based teams for the social sciences, humanities, and sciences in the San Jose State University Library. Interns worked closely with team librarians on reference, collection development/management, and instruction activities. In a structured focus group, interns reported that the internship enhanced their professional and career development, but they desired greater feedback and mentoring than they received. The library gained staff for its large instruction program and successfully recruited talented former interns for professional openings. This analysis will help other libraries and library science schools to improve their internships and field experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California