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Two Questions on Getting Experience Through Internships and Volunteering

Posted by Editor on May 13, 2009

From the Career Q&A with the Library People blog: http://www.lisjobs.com/CareerQA_blog/

Excellent tips for combining volunteer/intern experine with you education to find a job!

….An internship is a great way to start off your career change, without a major commitment or stress from job hunting and interviewing. It is also an excellent way to network with people in the profession, discover the ins and outs of working in libraries, find mentors, and possibly even secure a job down the road.

Internships can be very valuable and rewarding, and may even provide you with more relevant experience than a library job would provide. It will help if you know what kind of experience you need – this could be very specific or quite broad (especially if you’ve never worked in libraries)…

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