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Library Internship Program - Activities & Projects

Knowledge Management
Interns participate in developing and improving knowledge management working with tools such as the Digital Library and online modules in the Learning Framework.

Clinical Rounding Teams:
Library Interns participate in medical rounding and research teams with EBL Clinical Information specialists. The focus areas in which they round are:

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Trauma
  • Emergency Medicine

Patron Training and Orientations:
Teach resources to interested patrons and new users in scheduled training sessions.

Information Desk:
Provide patron services at library service points.

Collection Development:
Working with teams, some interns may assist in evaluating and recommending monographs for the library's collection.

Leadership Activities:
Interns learn by doing; therefore they are asked to coordinate and lead project teams in areas of interest and in-line with library goals. The Library Director works closely with the interns to mentor their leadership abilities.

Intern Presentations:
Interns are asked to present a 30-minute presentation to librarians on a topic chosen in collaboration with the Library Director. Some past topics include:

  • Art and Science of Ethnography
  • Benchmarking
  • Impact of Evidence Based Medicine
  • Research Informatics Consult Service Business Plan
  • Nation Center for Biotechnology Information Site Visit and Update
  • Implications of Hypermedia in Electronic Journals
  • Digital Library: History and Overview
  • Digital Knowledge Management
  • Video Indexing
  • Record Management: An Introduction and Overview
  • Evidence Based Medicine on the Web
  • Knowledge Management
  • Patients and Information: What They Want and How They Want It
  • Bioinformatics
  • The Impact of Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) on Librarianship
  • Innovative Functionalities of Digital Libraries
  • The Records Inventory Process: A Necessary Evil
  • Records Retention