Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Information Literacy Program Internship - Fairfield University DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Information Literacy Program Internship - Fairfield University DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Spring 2014. Description of Program: In concert with the mission of Fairfield University, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program seeks to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We define information literacy as the ability to recognize when information is needed; to effectively locate and organize information while considering the myriad of information sources and formats available; to logically and critically evaluate and assimilate information while seeking objective truth and personal meaning; to synthesize and use information to communicate conclusions persuasively; and to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility. Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Library and Information Science or School Media program. Relevant class work in reference or instruction preferred. Description of Internship: The Intern will play an active role in our Information Literacy Program. The Intern will: Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the Intern’s experience and interests, as well as our Program’s needs. Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians, and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction, work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans, depending on experience, career interests, and need. The Intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program. The Intern would work closely with the Instruction Coordinator on such a project, meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion. Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an academic environment, learn about Information Literacy Standards in theory and in practice, and gain valuable instruction experience. This internship begins in late January and runs through May, 2014. Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Curtis Ferree, Interim Instruction Coordinator,, (203) 254-4000 x2185.