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The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
Type of practicum: 

In Person

Description of Practicum Site: 

The Research & Instructional Services (RIS) Department at the University of Memphis’ McWherter Library is comprised of 3 full-time faculty, 3 full-time staff, and an interim department head. Our daily tasks include working the research help desk, prepping instructional materials, providing library instruction, and additional related tasks.

Description of Practicum Duties: 

“Depending on the student’s interests, they could assist in any of the following tasks:

  • researching instruction trends and developing an implementation plan for an identified trend
  • develop online library tutorials for UofM students
  • participate in instruction
  • develop takeaway materials for UofM students at the research help desk
  • work on weeding the Reference Collection”