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iSchool at Illinois

The Urbana Free Library offers a variety of opportunities for graduate students enrolled in the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences (iSchool) program.

Practicum

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 iSchool faculty member. For more information about practicum opportunities at The Urbana Free Library, please contact:

Services for Adults
Mary Wilkes Towner | mtowner@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405

Services for Teen
Joel Spencer | jspencer@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405

Services for Children
Lora Fegley | lfegley@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4069

Champaign County Historical Archives
Anke Voss | avoss@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4025

Information Technology
M.C. Neal | it@urbanafree.org 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 School of Information Sciences. 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 217-367-4069 or by email at lfegley@urbanafree.org.
 

Technology Volunteer Opportunities

The Urbana Free Library is looking for students from the School of Information Sciences 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 email 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 217-367-4405 or by email at mtowner@urbanafree.org.

 

Tech Services Volunteer Opportunity

The Urbana Free Library is looking for students from the School of Information Sciences who would enjoy helping our staff with basic book mending. Volunteer responsibilities include repairing torn or loose pages and reinforcing damaged binding. Some experience preferred, but we are willing to train. If you have great attention to detail and a steady hand, this could be the opportunity for you! Flexible, weekday hours. For more information, please contact Dawn Cassady at 217-531-7090 or by email at dcassady@urbanafree.org.

Tech Services Volunteer Application

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