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Graduate Student Internships in an Academic Library
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Huet, Hélène
Hines, April
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This presentation focuses on the University of Florida Libraries’ Graduate Student Internship Program. First, we discuss its value for graduate students’ academic career and for promoting fair labor practices. Then, we highlight the Visual Anthropology internship and how we collected and analyzed social media data to study student behavior and ethnography of place.
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Graduate Student Internships in an Academic Library A Case Study at the University of Florida Hlne Huet (@ superHH ) and April Hines (@ UFCJCLibrarian ) October 17, 2018 DLF Forum

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The Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program

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Smathers Graduate Student Internship Background Started in Fall 2016 provides semester based graduate student internships in the UF Libraries in collaboration with academic units Internships can have a duration of one, two or three semesters Competitive process, open to all library faculty and staff Interns are paid a living wage, $15 an hour Internships benefit the libraries and foster transformative collaboration across campus career and provides for their professional development

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Lessons Learned Opportunities and Challenges Students are not necessarily interested in working in libraries, but their skills can match library needs while gaining valuable experience in their discipline. Internships can also show students what librarians do, and can strengthen ties between academic departments and the libraries. Supervising and training an intern takes a lot of time and energy, especially Art by KC Green.

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Visual Anthropology Internship

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Goals of the Visual Anthropology Internship Provide a needed opportunity for an anthropology graduate student to put research into practice Collect and analyze visual social media data to better understand how students view their library experience and utilize library spaces and resources

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Methodology Collected 5 years worth of visual content (images and videos) posted by UF students in relation to the UF libraries on social media via screen capture and saved in a shared drive Categorized and coded all the photos and videos based on common trends and themes Organized a focus group with students to evaluate their reactions to visual content posted by their peers while in the libraries

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Summary of Results 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 Instagram Snapchat Twitter Facebook Number of Social Media Posts Collected Number of Posts

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Summary of Results

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Summary of Results make a joke it alleviates some of the stress facey

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Next Steps marketing suggestions. New marketing strategies for the libraries Article in collaboration with Hannah on our findings Additional focus groups Potential virtual exhibition of student generated visual content

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Thank you Hlne Huet, hhuet@ufl.edu @ superHH April Hines, aprhine@ufl.edu @ UFCJCLibrarian