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AWSL to meet with SLIS students

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on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in WLA News
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As part of the Special Libraries class at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, come down to the Memorial Union Terrace in Madison around 4:30 on Wednesday, June 29 and meet students taking the class. Last year, eight special librarians joined about the same number of students to enjoy a beautiful evening by the lake. If it rains, we'll meet in Der Rathskeller. All special librarians are welcome!Contact Carrie Doyle at carrie.awsl@gmail.com or 608-338-2142 with questions. We hope to see you there!...
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WAAL 2008: Diversity and Undergrad Internship Programs

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on Friday, April 18, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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"ISIP: Diversity and the Information Specialist Internship Program at the UW-Madison"Keisha Simpson, Jeanne Witte, Lisa Saywell, Carrie Krusehttp://www.library.wisc.edu/jobs/isip.htmlWhy an internship program?Diversify future of the professionAdmin support - $$$ - so we can pay the internsProvide variety of work experiences to spark interestAbout the ISIP programWork 8-10 hours/week within regular business hours - librarian supervisors are volunteeringInitially, thought 4 modules/year - now varying 1 16-week and 2 8-week modules - gives time to recruit both interns and supervisorsBreadth and depth - balanced experienceHow recruit? Partnered with other diversity programs on campus, able to target 2nd-3rd year students - able to get many applicants - also went to student fairs, get it out there in front of students and staff - wanted to get on radarKeisha is one of our 1st interns - very valuable feedback to improveNot necessarily a goal for students to go on to LIS grad school and profession -...