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Title:Training librarians of tomorrow: Collaborations between Brooklyn Public Library’s teen internship program and Pratt Institute’s MSLIS program
Author(s):Bowler, Leanne; Thompson, Jennifer
Subject(s):Practice-based learning experience
Design projects
Community partnerships
Brooklyn Public Library
Abstract:The paper presents the Librarians of Tomorrow project, a teen internship program at Brooklyn Public Library that engages Master of Library and Information Science students from Pratt Institute in New York City. The teen internship program draws from the local youth population, with one goal being to build a pipeline of future librarians drawn from the community. A second feature of the program is that it provides Library and Information Science graduate students with a practice-based learning experience in the highly diverse and global context of Brooklyn. The Librarians of Tomorrow project, in collaboration with Pratt Institute’s School of Information, offers one example of how to bring a global perspective to LIS education. The paper discusses the methods for integrating this learning experience into course content within the MSLIS degree and concludes with preliminary observations about the Pratt/Librarians of Tomorrow collaboration and the practice-based learning experience.
Issue Date:2019-09-24
Series/Report:Education of information professionals
Public libraries
Young adult services
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23

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