Practicum positions at Banff Centre Library and Archives

Application Deadline

February 14, 2018


May 01 – November 01, 2018


April 30, 2018


November 02, 2018

Program Overview

The Library and Archives Practicum positions are designed for new library and archives professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Librarian and the Archivist to receive direct mentorship in library areas such as collection management, cataloging, outreach, public program development, and public service and archives areas such as digitization and digital archiving, arrangement and description, or reference and outreach.

What does the program offer?

The program offers an introduction to library and archival practice, and particularly one with large artistic, multimedia, and digital holdings. Projects will provide practical experience in the main areas of library and archival practice. Learning opportunities will arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship and archival skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library and archives team. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master of Archival studies and Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.

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