Internship in a documentation centre or library - Internship

lfial9021  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Internship in a documentation centre or library - Internship
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
10 credits
240.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Main themes
The internship takes place either in a public library, an academic library, a documentation centre or a consultancy which manages documentation. In cooperation with the management of the host institution, students observe daily life in the different departments (reception and training, cataloguing and technical departments, computer software etc.) and play an active role in it. They analyse the opportunities and the constraints of a library or a documentation centre. They take part in the current debates in the profession and in forward thinking of the management. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The internship enables students to gain an in-depth exposure to the issues involved in managing either a public library, an academic library, a documentation centre or a consultancy which manages documentation The internship directly relates to the theoretical courses on librarianship and  bibliometrics (LCLIB 2120 and LCLIB 2125).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evaluation methods
The assessment contains two elements :
  1. At the end of the internship, students are required to write a report of about 20 pages which gives an account of the experience of the internship, the knowledge and skills acquired and offers a critical point of view on the experience. (5 pages on the structure of host organisation and 15 pages of critical analysis on the intern's experience). This report should be handed in by the first day of the examination session and will form the subject of an oral defence. 
  2. The host library is required to fill in an assessment grid on the performance of student intern. The grid is available on the faculty website. 
 The final mark is the weighted average of the two marks.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General