The Silverfish is published quarterly by the students
of the Information School at the University of Washington.
Fieldwork & Work Study Experiences:
Ann Margaret Thompson
I did my Directed Fieldwork at Pierce Community College Library. My primary experience was working at the reference desk. I also assisted, planned and taught library instruction classes. I worked on a project examining other community college library's use of the latest Endeavor webpac.
The opportunities I had at Pierce met and exceeded my initial expectations. I had never worked in any type of library setting before and hoped this would give me the hands-on experience I lacked. I was treated like a professional and collaborated with my supervisor on developing my duties and responsibilities.
My experience helped to shape my career goals, gave me insight and knowledge about academic libraries, and gave me the opportunity to apply what I had learned in my core class work. LIS590 is an essential part and asset of the iSchool program. It allows you to gain realistic experience, network with other professionals, develop significant portfolio requirements, and align theory with practical applications.
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with the rest of the student body? Have you attended any conferences or taken an interesting or worthwhile class outside of the department? Would you care to review nearby bars for us? Send your Silverfish submissions to Ariel Johnson or John Buell.
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