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Archive for June 16th, 2009

Internship Itinerary

Mr. Escobar and I have agreed to address the following subjects over the course of my internship, according to this approximate schedule.

June 12, 2009

  • Intro to location, staff, services; overview of duties; overview of training
  • Code of ethics, standard operating procedures, Intellectual Freedom
  • Governing structure
  • Agreement about schedule

Week of June 15, 2009

  • Training in use of Millennium Circulation System
  • Training in use of Library’s webpage
  • Training in use of Library’s Intranet
  • Overview of Summer Reading Program duties and activities

Week of June 22, 2009

  • Training in the use of NoveList, Readers’ Advisory
  • 1 hour of desk duty in Children’s (observation)
  • 1 hour of desk duty in Circulation (observation)
  • Audit 1 story time session
  • Audit 1 summer performance (Connor’s Cove)

Week of June 29, 2009

  • Refresher of Millennium Circulation functions
  • 1 hour desk duty in Reference (observation)
  • 1 hour desk duty in Children’s
  • Meet to discuss training and observations
  • Marketing collections

Week of July 6, 2009

  • Discussion of plan for project
  • Creation of project plan
  • Teaching customers how to use library resources effectively
  • Programming, challenges

Week of July 13, 2009

  • Elements of Collection Development for children, including Acquisitions and Processing
  • Elements of Collection Development for Tweens
  • Elements of Collection Development for Teens
  • Elements of Collection Development for Adults
  • Handling challenges to materials
  • Material formats

Week of July 20th, 2009

  • Role of Statistics in library service
  • Community data (Census and Community Development figures), how to use and extrapolate from
  • Update on project

Week of July 27, 2009

  • Elements of supervision
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Supervision of Shelvers, Circulation Clerks and Part-time staff
  • Community relations (and relations with Municipal, State, Federal agencies)
  • Library Boards and Library Management

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