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The Urbana Free Library offers a variety of opportunities for graduate students enrolled in the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science program.

Practicum - LIS 591

The practicum is a professional field experience program designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work in a professional environment under the supervision of an experienced librarian with the guidance of a GSLIS faculty member. For more information about practicum opportunities at The Urbana Free Library, please contact:

Adult Services
Mary Wilkes Towner | or 217-367-4405

Teen Services
Joel Spencer | or 217-367-4405

Children's Services
Lora Fegley | or 217-367-4069

Champaign County Historical Archives
Anke Voss | or 217-367-4025

Information Technology
M.C. Neal | or 217-367-4058

Graduate Assistant in Children’s Services

A quarter-time paid position awarded to an outstanding student specializing in children's services at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The position is designed to give the student a wide range of experience in children's services while working in an award-winning public library. The graduate assistant in Children's Services provides reference and readers' advisory service to patrons, does programming, and participates in public relations. For more information, please contact Lora Fegley at Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or by email at

Technology Volunteer Opportunities

The Urbana Free Library is looking for students from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science who would enjoy helping our patrons improve their technology skills. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting patrons using the Internet and office suite software, helping patrons sign up for e-mail accounts, assisting patrons with our wide variety of online databases, and troubleshooting computer, printer and copy machine issues. For more information, please contact Mary Towner at Adult Services at 217-367-4405 or by email at

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