ILS 582 Internship in Library and Information Science
A professional field experience (internship) is central to the program for all students. For those without experience working in a library, it provides a well-rounded background that can add value to a résumé. Students with experience are strongly advised to seek an internship that will broaden their knowledge, such as a different type of library or a specialized unit of a library. Students seeking experience in technology-driven areas such as digital librarianship are advised to complete appropriate electives (as suggested by academic advisor) prior to beginning an internship.
The internship provides experiential learning that contributes to creating and strengthening the “serving to learn and learning to serve” ethic and reflects the core responsibilities of the library and information science professions (ALA Code of Ethics, 2008). Internships as academic service learning provide experiences that are intentional in their purpose to mutually benefit the provider and the recipient of the service, as well as to ensure equal focus on both the service being provided and the learning that is occurring.
The goal of the ILS Internship program is to provide a rich, research based learning experience for MLIS degree students that links theory to practice, promotes ethical development as professionals, as well as ensuring hands-on experience in libraries and information agencies.
Please refer to the following Internship related documents.
The ILS Department is grateful to the following libraries for their ongoing participation in our newly developed internship program.
Bristol Public Library – Bristol, CT
Cheshire Public Library
Farmington Public Library
Ferguson Library – Stamford, CT
Manchester Public Library – Manchester, CT
Torrington Public Library
Wallingford Public Library – Wallingford, CT
Welles-Turner Memorial Library – Glastonbury, CT
Westport Public Library
Groton Public Schools / West Side STEM Magnet Middle School
Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools/Lyme/Old Lyme Middle School
Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools/Lyme/Old Lyme High School
Manchester Public School / Buckley Elementary School
Milford Public Schools/Orange Avenue School Library
Milford Public Schools/East Shore Middle School Library
New Canaan Public Schools/Saxe Middle School Library
North Haven Public Schools/North Haven High School Library
Region 10 Schools / Har-Bur Middle School
Ridgefield Public Schools/East Ridge Middle School Library
Scarsdale Schools (New York) / Greenacres Elementary School
Torrington Public Schools/Torrington High School Library
Wallingford Public Schools/ Moses Beach Elementary School Library
Wallingford Public Schools/Pond Hill School
Waterbury Public Schools/Wallace Middle School
Central Connecticut State University/ Elihu Burritt Library
Gateway Community College Library
Norwalk Community College / Everett I.L. Baker Library
Southern Connecticut State University – Hilton C. Buley Library
Yale University/Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University/Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University/Film Study Center
Yale University – User Experience and Design Services
Connecticut State Library
Last updated: October 16, 2019