Listservs to follow: ALCTS eForum on internshipsPosted: March 20, 2015
If you’re sitting at home and missing ARLIS’s annual conference right now, you might want to subscribe to this instead:
The ALCTS eForum has occasionally two-day intensive conversation on a particular topic. Yesterday was day one of interning — how to get the most out of it as a grad student / new professional, and how to offer good ones if you’re at an institution. Non-members can sign up, and you can access the archives if you just want to read without contributing here.
We are pleased to announce next week’s e-Forum entitled “Interning: A
Supervisor’s and Student’s Perspectives,” which is scheduled to start on
March 19, 2015.
Are you currently completing an internship or have any advice for those in
one? March’s e-Forum will focus on the sharing experiences and discussing
“what makes a great internship.” Topics will include: what are great
questions to ask a supervisor, how to choose the right location, how this
impacts your future career or how it helps with your current job, and so much
more. We look forward to a stimulating, valuable conversation about
internships and how they work for institutions, schools, and students.
Professor Mary Wilkins Jordan has a BA and a BS from Quincy University, a JD
from Case Western Reserve University, an MLS from University of Wisconsin –
Milwaukee, and a doctorate from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Prior to entering academia, Jordan worked in public libraries as a director
and administrator. Her research and consulting work now focuses on ways to
help libraries to function better and to serve their communities more
effectively. At the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons
College, she teaches Management and Evaluation classes, as well as Public
Libraries, Reference, and Internship, all with a focus on helping students
acquire the skills they need to be successful in their professional careers.
Prof Jordan can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. Her
mailing address is Mary Wilkins Jordan, Simmons College SLIS, 300 The Fenway,
Boston, MA 02115.
Kristen Gallant is currently a graduate student in her last semester of the
LIS program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a B.A. and M.A.
in Art History, with a focus in Medieval and Renaissance art. Her academic
interests are in digital libraries, art libraries, special collections,
collection development, and metadata. Her current practicum project is based
on the Foliophile publication, Pages from the Past. The project is a
collaborative effort between the Digital Services and Special Collections
departments at the University of Missouri-Columbia that involves collection
development, digitization, research, metadata creation, and web publication
of individual leaves. After graduation, Kristen hopes to find employment as a
librarian of an art department or in a digital library.
The ALCTS e-Forum discussion takes place using email, and you can expect to
see a number of emails on this topic during the two-day duration. When the
moderators kick off discussion, you will receive an email message. To
participate, you simply send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or
respond to an email sent to you. The settings are designed so that responses
go to the entire list. There is no special software or interface that you
have to use. If you wish to change topics or ask a new question, please
update the email subject line to identify your topic. This makes it easier
for others to follow the discussion. The moderators will be active during set
times of the e-Forum, but you are welcome to add to the discussion outside of
those times if that works better for your schedule.