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UW-STOUT LIBRARY PRACTICUM PROGRAM: Home

Application

Please send:

  • application
  • letter of interest
  • resume
  • transcripts

Jessy Polzer  |  Academic Librarian polzerj@uwstout.edu  |  715/232-2141       315 Tenth Ave.  |  Menomonie, WI 54751

There is no application deadline.           Review of applications begins:

  • May 15th (for Fall semester)
  • November 15th (for Spring Semester)

About UW-Stout

UW-Stout is a public polytechnic university that combines applied learning with liberal arts to offer career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Approximately 9,500 students pursue 70 different majors that emphasize business, industry, technology, education, human development and art and design.  UW-Stout is integrated into the downtown of Menomonie, WI, a small but vibrant city of 16,000 residents.

About the University Library

The University Library’s mission is to establish, promote, and maintain quality resources and services to support the UW-Stout’s commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

Library Practicum Program Outline

The UW-Stout Library offers a one to three credit practicum opportunity for students enrolled in a Master of Library (and Information) program.  Three tracks (A, B, C – below) are available dependent upon student availability and interest.  Preference will be given to students with course work in reference and library instruction.

A. Library Instruction Practicum (Fall Semester)

Student will complete up to 50 hours of face to face library instruction.  Classes will include English 101, Speech 100 and student developed, subject-specific courses based on areas of interest.  Training, prep time and evaluation will add approximately 6 practicum hours above actual teaching time.

B. Library Instruction Practicum: Teaching and Online Tutorials (Spring Semester)

Student will outline, develop and complete an information literacy tutorial in consultation with the Instruction Librarian.  Articulate Storyline and Camtasia software training will be provided.  Student will be required to provide between 50 and 150 hours of work within the semester. 

C. General Librarianship Practicum (Fall or Spring Semester)

Student will complete up to 150 hours (adjustments made per course requirements).  Hours can be spread incrementally over six* (20 hrs/wk) or 12 (10 hrs/wk) weeks.

Student will concentrate on three areas:

  • Library Instruction (30 to 50 hours):
  • Reference (32 to 64 hours):
  • 10 to 30 hours in one or more of the following**:
    • Collection Development
    • Cataloging (Janice)
    • Public Relations and Outreach
    • Web Development/Electronic Resource Management
    • Interlibrary Loan
    • Circulation Supervision
    • Online Tutorials and Help Guides

*If completing the hours in six weeks, the student must be available during the entire month of October.

**Choice is based on student level of interest and availability of supervision and work in area.  The student may concentrate on one area of choice, or may be assigned work from a combination of two or three areas.  Every effort is made to give the student meaningful work in areas of interest.

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