UT Arlington Libraries welcome the opportunity to work with practicum students and volunteers.
Practicum students are earning a degree in a program that requires a “hands-on,” real-life experience in a professional setting in order to complete their program and graduate. A practicum is designed with specific needs in mind and with the permission of the student’s advisor. The student will earn graduation credits for this and it is a non-remunerative position.
Examples of potential practicum opportunities:
Outreach & Scholarship
Duties and potential projects include teaching/co-teaching instruction sessions and workshops, assisting in deselection, analyzing syllabi for mapping information literacy outcomes, designing sample assignments using new technologies. Others include creating and updating LibGuides, digital learning objects, and outreach and curricular materials.
Duties will include quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, data gathering and visualization, writing white papers.
Potential Projects: Engaging in student and faculty needs and satisfaction assessment, space use studies, impact analysis of library projects.
User Engagement Services
Duties and potential projects include teaching First Year English or FYE Seminar; database, technology, and software training; service desk assistance.
Access and Discovery
Duties will include cataloging, bindery, e-resource and stacks maintenance, and working with licensing information.
Volunteers are individuals who agree to work in the Library in non-remunerative positions. It is a mutual agreement between someone in the community (who would like to learn more about libraries or who has a skill that they would like to continue to practice) and the Library, who represents UT Arlington. At the time that someone volunteers, there has to be a sponsor within the Library who can work with them during this time to direct their work. Currently enrolled students of UT Arlington may not work as volunteers (HR Procedures, 3-44).
For further information, contact Kevin Schuck at 817-272-0102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.