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UW iSchool Directed Field Work Experience

Guest post by Stephanie Hanson, UW iSchool Directed Field work student.

HansonI just completed a Directed Field Work assignment with the gracious staff of the NN/LM PNR at the University of Washington Health Sciences library. The UW iSchool Directed Field Work program offers MLIS students the chance to participate in experiential learning opportunities with different libraries and employers for credit towards the graduate degree.

While at the NN/LM PNR, I had the chance to attend Morning Report sessions to observe the resident learning process, work at the Health Sciences Library Information Desk, create a LibGuide, learn about the Moodle online class creation process, research NLM funding for MLA projects, and learn about outreach project funding, as well as interview librarians about their work.

I currently work in a hospital medical library and this was really a great chance to expand my knowledge of the many resources that the National Library of Medicine offers to library members and the public. I’d like to thank all the staff at the NN/LM PNR and the HSL for making me feel welcome and sharing their expertise with me.Stephanie Hanson, email: sbh22@uw.edu.

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