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ERIC Number: EJ931563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Building Pathways to Working with Collections: Can Internships and Student Work Experience Help?
Hoy, Marian
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v42 n1 p29-42 Mar 2011
How do internships and work experience, such as volunteering, give students a taste of the environment in which they hope to be employed? How do they provide pathways between educational institutions and the workplace? This paper reports on a qualitative research study about the initial professional learning experiences of individuals newly recruited by collecting institutions such as archives, galleries, libraries, and museums. It included investigation into work-based learning experiences, including internships or practicum placements, paid work, and student volunteer activities. The article highlights reflections of internships and student work experience. The findings are of interest to: educators organising internships; collecting institutions hosting or employing students in a paid or unpaid capacity; and individuals preparing for employment in collecting institutions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia