Bridging theory and practice: Connecting coursework to internships in LIS programs

Angela Ramnarine-Rieks, Delicia Tiera Greene, Mark R. Costa, Mary Grace Flaherty, Carrie Solinger

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

This research project explores how internships in Library and Information Science (LIS) programs bridge theory and practice. Experiential learning must complement classroom instruction to adequately prepare LIS graduates for the workforce. Evaluation of student and faculty feedback provides a way to minimize the gap between theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 iConference
Subtitle of host publicationInspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011
Pages763-764
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Annual Conference on 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2011Feb 11 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other6th Annual Conference on 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/8/112/11/11

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Internships
  • Libraries
  • Practicum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ramnarine-Rieks, A., Greene, D. T., Costa, M. R., Flaherty, M. G., & Solinger, C. (2011). Bridging theory and practice: Connecting coursework to internships in LIS programs. In Proceedings of the 2011 iConference: Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, iConference 2011 (pp. 763-764). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940897