The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.
This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.
Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622
The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.
What does the program offer?
This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books. Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.
Who should apply?
Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.