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Fountain City Library

Knoxville, TN
Type of practicum: 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

Fountain City Branch is one of the large branches of the Knox County Public Library. Patrons use this branch for information, recreational reading, home-schooling, tutoring, computers, and more. It hosts/offers a variety of programming for adults, teens and children. The manager, when possible, enjoys outreach programs with area schools.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

The student would basically be shadowing the manager (me). He/she would provide reference service, readers’ advisory, computer help, and more to our patrons.  I am on the Children’s Collection Development Committee; the student would be welcome to attend a meeting & be expected participate. I do 2 – 3 story-times each week; the student would be welcome to observe and participate. When possible, I provide outreach programs to area schools; again, the student would be welcome. I would expect the student to create a book display based on a theme of his/her choosing. Other activities, as needed.