Title

Growing the Profession: Mentoring Undergraduates for Librarianship

Keywords

Internship program, library science internship, undergraduate internships, undergraduate library internship

Abstract

Since 2007, Brigham Young University Library has provided a paid internship program for undergraduates that allows them to work with a librarian in an academic setting to help them decide if they wish to pursue a master's degree in Library Science. This article describes the internship program and provides results of surveys given to both interns and library mentors regarding their expectations and outcomes. In a new addition to the program, interns now meet with multiple librarians to gain a broad understanding of library work and how different library areas function together.

Original Publication Citation

Lamb, C., Hendricks, B., & Galbraith, Q. D. (2015). Growing the profession: Mentoring undergraduates for librarianship. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(2), 123-148. doi: 10.1080/10691316.2015.1035181.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-06-11

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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