Practicum in academic library with membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Washington, DC

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington, D.C. is seeking a graduate student in Library and Information Science for a practicum opportunity. We are a small academic library with membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Our materials are oriented towards psychology and counseling materials, and include a unique collection of over 150 different psychological assessments.

No experience in health sciences is necessary, but an interest in psychology would ensure a good fit for any practicum participant. Applicants should be enrolled in the CUA LIS program and be able to devote at least 10 hours per week to on-site practicum work. The DC campus library is managed by a solo librarian, so students will have the opportunity to shadow and participate in all aspects of academic librarianship, in addition to taking on a project of their own choosing for the duration of the practicum. Potential projects include: reference and instruction evaluation; weeding and collection development; accessioning and copy cataloging; programming and student engagement; website improvement and updates for the DC library website; psychological assessments collections research; and open access/open educational resources.

Any applications for or questions about this position should be sent to Taylor Diken (MSLIS ’18) at tdiken@thechicagoschool.edu. More information about TCSPP and the DC library can be found at bit.ly/tcsdc.

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