Internship

 

Librarian helping a young girl in the library

The Library Sciences internship is an essential part of our program.  It ensures that our graduates take their classroom experiences and put them to practical use testing their knowledge and creativity in the workplace.

Internship Application and Information

The application and other important information may be found in the Handbook. Editable versions of the documents are located below for download.

Refer to the Internship Handbook for the application process and for help should you experience problems as you complete your paperwork. Also, you may contact the Internship Coordinator for additional guidance. Internship coordinator Holly Weimar, haw001@shsu.edu.

Editable versions of important internship paperwork:

Important Deadlines

Deadline Due Dates for Application to Internship are as follows:

  • Fall Semester:   June 1st
  • Spring Semester:   November 1st
  • Summer Semester:   April 1st

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I enroll for LSSL 5366 – Library Internship?
    • You must complete the prerequisites for internship the semester prior to beginning your internship course. The prerequisites are 5330, 5332, 5334, 5337, 5360, 5370, and 5385.
  • If I’m already working as a school librarian, do I have to enroll in LSSL 5366 – Library Internship?
    • If you are working on towards your master's and have been a librarian for one year in a school, you may choose to waive the LSSL 5366 requirement, but you must take a 3-hour elective in its place.  In other words, you choose between a modified internship based in your library or choosing an elective.
    • If you already have a master's degree and are working for certification, you may choose to waive the LSSL 5366 requirement. Contact Rebecca Lewis at rjl006@shsu.edu for more information on how to proceed.
  • What should I do first to begin my internship?
    • Read the Internship Handbook.
    • Complete ALL of the paperwork required for the application.
    • Submit the application to Dr. Weimar as required.  
    • Approval will be made when application is complete and prerequisites have been met.

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