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UT Libraries, Liaison Unit

Knoxville, TN
Type of practicum : 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

UT Libraries is a Research 1 academic library.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

Represent the UT Libraries at outreach events with librarians.
Select the best materials (including determining needed purchases) to use for collaborative displays with various departments.
Create LibGuides showcasing online library materials related to various outreach, instruction, or collaborative events.
Occasionally co-teach instruction classes or workshops, or co-lead tours, many for international students.
Work with a diverse group of students.

Please describe the type of mentoring you will provide to the student. 
With this practicum opportunity, I would allow the student to learn through observation, training, and practice. My mentoring will encourage the student to learn the skills necessary to plan and execute various liaison responsibilities and also encourage the student to express creativity and independence in this experience.

Please describe the level of interaction the student will have with others in your organization. 
This work is highly collaborative. The student will have significant interactions with other librarians, staff, and graduate assistants. If the student is interested, they can attend liaison meetings with me. I also anticipate having the student with me as I meet with representatives from my various departments.