Location is the King Family Library in Sevierville, TN. The facility is 48,000 square feet over 3 floors, with specialized service desks throughout the building including: first floor circulation, business center, meeting rooms, and cafe; second floor first reference desk (adult fiction), children’s room, teen room, grand reading room with volunteer station, and meeting room; third floor with makerspace/creative commons, second reference desk (adult non-fiction), history center, study rooms, meeting room, and Friends book store. We have an outdoor green space with a community garden and pergola/sitting areas.
The students would have the opportunity to work at all of the service desks, learning the variety of tasks (circulation duties, reference research, reader’s advisory, children’s, teen, and adult programs, technology including basic to robotics/media lab, and more) performed in each area by staff and have the opportunity to interact with patrons on a real time basis, assisting them to find answers to meet their needs. Students would also have the option to work with the library director to create a specialized experience that targets areas of interest or study focus. This could be in conjunction with the overall experience after visiting and working at all our service points or as a stand alone program.