I want to job shadow one of the librarians. Let me know if this is a possibility and/or if there are any forms I have to fill out for the
I want to job shadow one of the librarians. Let me know if this is a possibility and/or if there are any forms I have to fill out for the university.
Thanks for your interest in learning about the profession.
I'm assuming that you are not affiliated with the university based on your email address, but please correct me if I am wrong. Below are our guidelines about job internships and job-shadowing at MSU's Memorial Library for non-MSU students.
Non-Minnesota State University, Mankato Students
Library Services occasionally gets asked to supervise interns from other universities, primarily students pursing a MLS program. At this time, we will not be able to offer internships to non-Minnesota State University, Mankato students. One good way to get academic library experience is through a graduate assistantship. We offer Graduate Assistantship opportunities for enrolled or prospective MSU students each year and would encourage students to consider applying for one of those opportunities. Postings for Graduate Assistantships are usually done in the late spring and available on the Human Resources Career Opportunities site.
Pending availability of a library faculty member, we may be able to support requests for limited job-shadowing for non-MSU students. Individuals interested in shadowing should submit their request through our online form.
Please complete the form linked above and we can get the process started. However, please note that any shadowing hinges on the availability of our librarians.