This is the second installment of the Library School Career Center feature, which is presented in partnership with the folks from the blog Hack Library School. If you’re interested in library education, or in new ideas and the future of the profession, you should check it out.
This installment is a little different, as the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences does not have a career center. However, they do have career related services. HLS writer Chris Eaker investigated his school’s website; questions were answered as completely as possible and marked N/A where not applicable.
Career Center Information
Who staffs the career center? Please talk a little about how it is managed and run?
Are there “career experts” on staff? What are their credentials?
Does the school provide any of the following:
Library school provides:
√ Job Listings √ Literature/articles
University’s career center provides:
√ Resume/CV Review √ Help writing cover letters
√ Interview Practice √ General Career coaching
Do you provide in-person services?
Do you provide online services?
√ Website with resources
Can you talk a little bit about the school’s approach to internships, practicums and/or volunteering?
UTK SIS has a full time practicum coordinator, so they place high value on this means of gaining work experience.
What degree(s) do you offer?
Is it ALA accredited?
What are the entrance requirements?
When was the library school founded?
1928, accredited in 1972
Where are you?
√ Southern US
Where are you?
√ Urban area
Chris Eaker is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences and is a graduate research assistant in the Data Curation Education in Research Centers program. He is specializing in research data curation.