INF 388R - Practicum in School Libraries
Graduate standing; Concurrent enrollment in Information Studies 181E; and consent of the school library practicum coordinator. Participants will not ordinarily receive monetary compensation.
Fieldwork in varied school library settings under the supervision of
At least 160 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388Q, 388R, 388S.
Participants will not ordinarily receive monetary compensation.
meets with INF 388L.
This practicum is for students seeking a Certificate of Advanced
Study in School Librarianship and involves assignment to a school
library under supervision of qualified personnel. Participants
will not ordinarily receive compensation, and the course is only
offered credit/no credit. You must have consent of the school
library practicum coordinator to enroll in this option.
Assignment to a Library. Because we must work within the
activities of school districts and their administrative staffs,
students under this option generally do not know their library
assignment until the beginning of the semester in which you do
your work. We will notify you of your assignment as soon as
possible. Afterwards, you must make the initial contact with the
librarian to begin your work.
Getting Credit for Your School Library Practicum. To receive
credit for INF 388R, and thus for your school library practicum,
you must complete the following items listed here.
Class attendance. If you miss class without negotiating your
absence in advance with the INF 388R instructor, you risk not
getting credit for your PEP. One class session typically features
advice for professional presentation of self; another often
provides technical information for the construction of your
e-portfolio. Check your syllabus for the schedule and content of
Completion of periodic updates as specified by your
instructor (e.g., biweekly status updates, project reflections
via a course blog, or learning journal entries)
Completed evaluation by your library supervisor (form
included here and online)
Submission of poster abstract and, unless you are working at
a distance, in-person participation in semester-ending poster
session (for description, see separate section).
The syllabus (for INF388L, whose classes you will attend) loaded
here is from 2014; I will revise it for the fall, but its essence
will remain unchanged.