NOTE: This blog post was written by Julia Chambers, a SLIS student and treasurer for the school’s ALA Student Chapter.
I know you’re just getting your feet wet in one of our school’s graduate programs, but I wanted to put in a plug for internships now because I just finished my first one and had such a great experience.
This past semester, I interned at a K-8 middle school library in San Francisco. In the process, I co-designed a new, Dewey-free classification system. I also developed lesson plans and taught a media literacy class.
The internship gave me some pretty impressive experience in catalog development/design and information literacy instruction. More importantly, the internship confirmed my goal of working in a school library. I’m so glad I did it! So are many other SLIS students who have completed internships. You can read about some of them in our Community Profiles.