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CCALD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Many CCALD member libraries are interested in providing a quality academic library practicum to MLS and LTA students. CCALD will act as the clearinghouse for information for its interested members and local graduate schools of Library Science as well as local Library Technical Assistants programs run by community colleges. Once a year CCALD will poll its members and then write all the schools in the area with MLS or LTA programs letting them know which CCALD members are interested in hosting interns. It is then the responsibility of the schools to let their students know of intern opportunities and ultimately the responsibility of the student to contact the library or libraries in which he/she is interested and begin negotiations with that entity. We have issued guidance to member libraries in the form of the "Internship Program Guide " written by Francine DeFranco and used by the University of Connecticut Harleigh B. Trecker Library. Our working definition of an internship is that it usually consists of approximately 150 hours worked over a semester. The intern receives three or more credit hours and a grade for the time spent in the library. Traditionally, graduate and LTA programs like to see their interns spend time in several sections of the library, but this can be negotiated between the library, the school and the student. The library usually provides feedback to the professor in charge of the internship to help in the assignment of a grade.
Contact: Carl Antonucci at (860) 906-5021