For those of you who don't know me, I'm Alyssa, a current graduate student working on my Master's in Library & Information Science (MLIS) at the University of Washington's iSchool. It is my last quarter in the program, and I am so grateful to have a Directed Fieldwork experience set up before I graduate in June!
What is a Directed Fieldwork (DFW)? It's a type of internship, I would say. in my MLIS program, a DFW requires that I pay tuition to earn credits for my internship and enroll in a course that adds a structural component. This allows for learning objectives to be identified, agreed upon, executed, and presented. This blog will serve as a place where I can reflect on my progress and share "artifacts" from my projects.
This Spring, I am completing my DFW at Seattle Public Library's Ballard Branch, which is one of the busiest branches in the system. With the guidance of Hannah, an Adult Services Librarian, I'm working (or will be working) on several projects:
- helping patrons at the information desk
- "weeding" the Mysteries collection
- creating two displays of featured books
- giving one-on-one technology instruction
- updating/revamping the local resource guide for homeless/low-income populations
For a more detailed look at my learning objectives, take a look at this copy of my Learning Objectives Agreement.