Sharing Our Experience: A Joint Practicum Case Study

Rebecca Raszewski*, Linda Ronan, Jonna Peterson, Jennifer Kooy

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Abstract

Librarians at a private and a public institution collaborated to offer a health sciences librarianship practicum that emphasized public services. After advertising the practicum on library school internship Web sites, the librarians conducted joint interviews to select a student and determined what aspects of librarianship would be covered during the practicum. During the Fall 2010 semester, the student spent 60 hours at each library, working 2 days a week, gaining experience at each institution. The joint practicum was deemed a success by both libraries and the student. The libraries will continue with their collaboration. This model may be used by other libraries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hospital Librarianship
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • academic libraries
  • collaboration
  • internships
  • library school students
  • medical libraries
  • practicum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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