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Practicum: Liaison Programs, Education, University of Tennessee Libraries

Practicum Type

In Person

Semester, Number of Students

Fall 2020, single student



Work Site

Liaison Programs at John C. Hodges Library at University of Tennessee – Knoxville, is a group of faculty librarians dedicated to connected individual colleges, departments, faculty, staff, and students with the resources and services offered by the library.

The Liaison Programs specialize in subject specific support ensuring faculty, staff, and students have sustained relationships with the library throughout their time at UTK. This department is located within John C. Hodges library and primarily provides support to Knoxville-based faculty, staff, and students.

Student Tasks

The student would be working with the subject librarian to provide support for several academic departments including, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology and Counseling; Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies; and Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.

Preparing and participating in library instruction, providing research support (e.g., literature searching, citation management, data management), assisting with collection development and management, attending departmental and committee meetings, developing and implementing outreach initiatives, and/or staffing the chat service for Hodges Library.

Type of mentoring provided to student

Mentoring style is to allow as much hands-on experience and participation in the life of an academic library as possible.

Level of interaction the student will have with others in the organization

Along with the interactions with faculty and students of the academic departments mentioned above, the student may have opportunities to collaborate online with other subject librarians, interact with members of the acquisitions and collections team, and/or work with Public Services staff.

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