The Centennial Library is excited to welcome the 2016 Library Interns: Sharon Tapia, Laura Ullom, and Shaune Young . The interns will participate in a variety of learning experiences and projects in order to develop an understanding of the operation of an academic library and to explore their interest in library science as a career. They will attend the Academic Library Association of Ohio annual conference in late October and will visit other types of libraries, including a middle school library and a public library. They will also give a presentation at the 11th annual Library Careers Dinner on Monday, November 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in CBTS 102/103.
Sharon Tapia is a senior English major from Lakewood, New Jersey. She plans to attend graduate school for her MLIS degree next year and to pursue a career as either a school librarian or a public library children’s or youth specialist. She has been a Collection Services Student Assistant since her freshman year and served as a student representative to the Centennial Library Marketing Committee. Sharon did a summer internship in her local public library’s public relations department, which allowed her to travel to all 21 branches, sometimes disguised as Sparks the Dragon. She enjoys creative writing and singing.
Laura Ullom is a junior Spanish/English double major from Jane Lew, West Virginia. She would love to have a career that encourages people to spend more time reading and is considering options such as being a school librarian or teaching English in South America. Laura enjoys art, languages, creative writing, and video games and is employed as a Writing Center tutor.
Shaune Young is a senior English major from Bel Air, Maryland. Shaune’s dream jobs include working for Librarians Without Borders, the National Archives, or the CIA. In addition to the internship, Shaune works for the library’s Circulation Department and was promoted this year to Shift Leader. She loves international relations, learning about different cultures, reading, and discussing movies with friends.
The Centennial Library Internship was first offered in 2007. 29 students have enrolled in the three credit course which is offered in cooperation with the Department of English, Literature & Modern Languages. Applications for the Fall 2017 course will be accepted in January 2017. Please contact Library Careers Program Coordinator Julie Deardorff for additional information about the internship course, the Library Careers Dinner, and other career development activities.