We welcome the opportunity to introduce students to public library work and believe such an experience should be mutually beneficial for both the student and the library. The Library Experience Program includes a general orientation to the library, various learning opportunities and the hands-on experiential activities needed to fulfill the requirements of your unpaid practicum or internship.
Our application process is a competitive one and we will select one or more students based on responses to questions on the Library Experience Program application. Please answer the questions in as much detail as possible. In addition, please attach a copy of any documentation from your school that specifies the expectations of this experience and a copy of your transcript showing the classes you’ve completed so far.
Please allow four weeks for us to review your application and other documentation. Decisions are made as soon as possible after receiving the application. If you are selected, we will contact you to set up a meeting with your assigned Library Experience Program supervisor to work out the details.
For more information, please contact:
Heather Howiler, Training and Staff Development Manager
(216) 932-3600 ext. #1287