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University Libraries, UT Knoxville

Knoxville, TN
Type of practicum : 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

The John C. Hodges Library on the UT campus is a bustling library serving over 28,000 students and 1,700 faculty. Most of the practicum hours will be on-site at Hodges Library, in an office area where 10 librarians and library staff also work. Students will be supervised by the scholarly communication librarian. There is an option to complete 1/3 of all work hours off-site.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

Under the direction of the scholarly communication librarian, students will use data and services from ORCID, Sherpa Romeo,, and the like in order to communicate with UT faculty about submitting research publications to the university’s open archive (institutional repository), TRACE.

Upload files to the repository after checking copyright status and publication agreement terms.

Search faculty pages and/or scrape websites to identify faculty who serve as reviewers and/or editors of academic journals.

Please describe the type of mentoring you will provide to the student. 
Students will receive training and mentoring related to copyright in academic publishing, open access publishing and archiving, institutional repositories, and interpersonal communication. In addition to training, students will meet weekly or biweekly with the scholarly communication librarian to discuss progress and ask questions.

Please describe the level of interaction the student will have with others in your organization. 
Students will work near other librarians and library staff. Students will communicate with university faculty in various colleges and departments by email and/or phone.

In which semester(s) is this position available?