News You Can Use
Since 2017, more than 100 high school students have participated in paid, mentored internships at public libraries across the nation through the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Inclusive Internship Initiative (https://apply.ala.org/plinterns2018/). This program presents librarianship as a viable career option to students from underserved populations and seeks to diversify the future of the profession. Think your public library might be interested in taking part? We will share highlights from past participants, describe how libraries can work with high school interns to build more inclusive staffs and services, and provide information on how to apply to host an intern in 2019. III is funded by a Institute of Museum and Library Services, pre-professional Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant (grant RE-00-17-0129-17).
ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.