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About the Practicum

LIS offers two variations of the Practicum, designated by the letters after LSC 695.

LSC 695A: Practicum LSC 695B: School Library Media Practicum
3 credits
Elective Required for SLM course of study
Supervised professional training in a library, archive, or other library/information service agency approved by LIS faculty Supervised professional training in a school library media center approved by LIS faculty
Minimum 120 hours
Requires written goals and evaluation of practicum experience Requires written evaluation of practicum experiences, observation by Practicum Coordinator, and participation in an online course
Requests should be made toward the end of the preceding semester to allow sufficient time to make arrangements Requests should be made toward the beginning of the preceding semester to allow sufficient time to make arrangements
Graded Pass/Fail
  May be taken twice
Prerequisites: 551, 553, 555 and approval of student's advisor, with permission of Practicum Coordinator Prerequisites: 835 and permission of Practicum Coordinator
Tuition for Practicum is the on-campus rate

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Practicum opportunities for spring 2017

Thank you to Dr. Hsieh-Yee for providing the information for current practicum opportunities. If you did not receive these documents by email, consider joining our student listserv. Please feel free to email Prof. David Shumaker directly with any questions about registering for a practicum.

Practicum in the AARP library
Contact Dr. Hsieh-Yee for more information
Two practicum opportunities at Howard Law Library:
Archives
Library
Contact Jason Happ for more information
Library internship description (.docx)
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Practicum (.docx)
Cataloging and Metadata Practicum (.docx)
Archives and Special Collections Practicum (.docx)
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) Practicum (.doc)
Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) Practicum (.doc)
Records Management Practicum (.docx)
Internship Opportunities:
Collections Management
Metadata Assistant
Collections Education and Outreach
Multiple practicum opportunities (.docx)
Archives and Special Collections
Library Management: Collection Development
Technical Services/Cataloging
Practicum in the Peace Corps Library (.docx)
Historical Archiving and Preservation Practicum (.pdf)

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All practicum opportunities

The following is a short list of just a few of the exciting practicum opportunities that have been available to students in the Library and Information Science program throughout the last few years.

Archives, cataloging, collection maintenance
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Processing archival materials, organizing, creating finding aids, digitizing
Copy cataloging, and the physical processing and reorganization of materials
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CNN DC Bureau Library
News and broadcast library reference, collection maintenance, web page development
Cataloging
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Organizing and cataloging
Information management, storage and retrieval
Cataloging, creating finding aids, processing accessions, instructional design, retention schedule development, development of electronic records management policy, exhibit creation
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Fairfax Hospital - Jacob D. Zylman Health Sciences Library
Develop pathfinders, web page, library brochure
Description of practicum, 2013 (.pdf)
Cataloging
Library instruction development, delivering
Description of practicum, 2013 (.pdf)
Working with photographic archives through research, digitization, cataloging and conservation
Federal records management, archives, photographic archives
Archives, cataloging, research, records management
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Collection development, weeding, system updates, catalog editing and preservation of rare materials
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Organize, inventory, create databases and archival finding guides for special collections of photographs, catalogs, papers and memorabilia; web site page creation and content building; bibliometric analysis of e-journals; and more.
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Organize, inventory, create databases and archival finding guides for special collections of photographs, catalogs, papers and memorabilia; web site page creation and content building; bibliometric analysis of e-journals; and more.
Cataloging, acquisitions, serials management, reference
Archives, cataloging, research, records management
Archives, cataloging
Reference, cataloging, exhibits
Description of practicum, 2015 (.pdf)
Work with NPS staff to develop an intuitive master organizational structure for images, including criteria for retaining images and deleting others; solicit input and refine this framework to address user needs/expectations; upload all retained images through Lightroom to Flickr and add appropriate tags and metadata; develop Standard Operating Procedures for CHBA staff to maintain and add to collections; and train staff as needed in use of Lightbox and Flickr features to ensure SOPs will be followed.
News and broadcast library reference, collection maintenance, web page development
Description of practicum, 2013 (.pdf)
Archives, digitization
Description of practicum, 2013 (.pdf)
Research, curatorial projects, exhibits, archives
Description of practicum, 2016 (.pdf)
Research photographic collections, social media outreach
Description of practicum, 2016 (.pdf)
Research collections, social media outreach
Description of practicum, 2015 (.docx)
Cataloging and metadata
Description of practicum, 2015 (.pdf)
Management and improvement of database
Cataloging, reference
Archives
Research, reference
Creating metadata for digital collections
Research and create metadata for digital image collection

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Advisors

LSC 695A Practicum Advisor: Prof. David Shumaker
shumaker@cua.edu
202-319-5085
202-319-5574 (fax)

Room 455 Columbus School of Law Building

 

LSC 695B School Library Media Practicum Coordinator: Nancy Silcox
silcox@cua.edu

 

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