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:
Mary Wilkes Towner | firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-367-4405
Joel Spencer | email@example.com or 217-367-4405
Lora Fegley | firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-367-4069
Champaign County Historical Archives
Anke Voss | email@example.com or 217-367-4025
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.