For student Michelle Chimento, a virtual internship at San José State University’s King Library helped boost her experience as she prepares for a career involving information literacy instruction.
As a social media intern at the Santa Clara County Library District during the fall 2013 semester, student Whitni Watkins learned how to create and implement a social media strategic plan for a public library.
Student Jane Fry has worked as a data specialist at Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, for 14 years, and is earning her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree to qualify for a data librarian position there.
Student Allison Higgins hopes that the virtual archival experience she gained during her internship will help her land a job doing virtual archival work for a museum.
During a virtual internship at the San Mateo County Library in California, student Jessica Chung participated in a wide variety of learning experiences, from evaluating user-generated metadata to increasing the library’s online presence through social media articles and blog posts.