2015 Winter Newsletter / Student News

2014 Master’s Practicum Showcase: Student Learning in Action

The three-credit Practicum is an elective course in the master’s program, which gives second-year students the opportunity to participate in supervised field practice to apply their theoretical knowledge base, and to learn and practice professional skills. A capstone project in the program is a visual presentation of Practicum projects to showcase student learning. The event is attended by Practicum site supervisors, faculty, and others with an interest in the program and the activities of the School.

A key factor in the success of the program is the ongoing participation of dedicated Practicum supervisors, many of whom are alumni of the School. The School extends thanks to supervisors for providing invaluable support to Practicum students in their development as information professionals.

We’re pleased to share with you a selection of photos from the event.

>> Please join us for the Winter 2015 Practicum showcase on April 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the School. More details here: https://www.mcgill.ca/sis/channels/event/2015-masters-practicum-showcase


This summer, five Master of Information Studies (MLIS) students who served their Winter 2015 Practicum placements with the McGill University Library were profiled in a series of interviews by the McGill Library. These articles featured students discussing insights and skills they gained while working on diverse projects at the Library. You can view the articles on the Library’s “Library Matters” blog, or right here on this site:

Talia Olshefsky, MLIS’14 worked with the Library’s extensive map collection to find new ways to discover content.
>> Read Talia’s interview

Ada Chan, MLIS’14 implemented usability tests and assessment tools for the McGill Library website.
>> Read Ada’s interview

Emily Kingsland, MLIS’14 looked at how the Library could promote services using social media.
>> Read Emily’s interview

Diana DiFrancesco, MLIS’14 worked with MyArts Research, an information literacy initiative for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts.
>> Read Diana’s interview

Paul Grewal, MLIS’14 worked with “LibQUAL+” survey results to assess a single service point model.
>> Read Paul’s interview



>> Interested in learning more about becoming a Practicum supervisor or attending an upcoming showcase? Visit our website at http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/practicum