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Outreach & Partner Programs
As a State of Kansas institution, KU Libraries is dedicated to serving users beyond our campus. We are interested in developing future library professionals through internship and practicum opportunities. Our services include outreach to lifelong learners in the community, as well as to future KU students. We also provide support and resources to a variety of summer camps and programs for youth, and offer workshops, tours and instructional support to K-12 teachers and students.
Internships and Practicums for Library and Information Science studentsLibrary Graduate Students: Each year, the KU Libraries accept graduate students of library and information studies for internships (paid) and practicum opportunities.
Library Graduate Students: Each year, the KU Libraries accept graduate students of library and information studies for internships (paid) and practicum opportunities. Students participate in a structured field experience designed to enhance their graduate course work. The library and the graduate schools of library and information sciences will work together to insure that the students receive appropriate academic credit for their work (when applicable). The Libraries typically offer 1to 2 paid internships and several unpaid practicum opportunities each year. These may be summer, one semester or one year assignments.
For general questions about practicum opportunities, please contact Mike Broadwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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K-12 Outreach KU Libraries outreach to the K-12 community includes library instruction to students using the KU Libraries resources, visits to schools to discuss research expectations in college, and working with high school teachers and librarians to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Bayliss Harsh works with local high school students and their teachers to help them prepare for college-level research
KU Libraries outreach to the K-12 community includes library instruction to students using the KU Libraries resources, visits to schools to discuss research expectations in college, and working with high school teachers and librarians to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Partner Programs The University of Kansas Libraries has established a coordinated outreach program designed to support several academic-related program offices.
Lifelong Learning OpportunitiesInformation about History Day, sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society
Sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society, this exciting year-long educational program encourages students to study history and exercise their critical thinking skills. Thousands of Kansas students have participated in the local, state, and National History Day competitions. Find out more about this year's contest and theme.
Summer Camps and Programs KU Libraries provides resources and support for a wide variety of summer camps and programs...
- Duke TIP Students
- Jayhawk Debate Institute
Research Guide: High School Policy Debate Topic (2012-2013): Transportation Infrastructure
- Health Careers Pathway Program
The Health Science Enrichment Institute (HSEI) is an eight-week summer program designed to provide individuals from disadvantaged and/or minority backgrounds undergraduate (non-credit) education. This educational program is offered at two levels and is structured to enhance the participant's preparation for admission to, and probability of the participant's successful completion of the regular course of study in a health professions school. Also, the educational program reinforces the participant's potential for success in health careers.
- Kansas Journalism Institute
The Kansas Journalism Institute blends hard work and loads of laughs as student journalists convene on the KU campus for four days of intense instruction and enjoyment.
- Project Discovery
Project Discovery, the week-long engineering camp for girls entering ninth through 12th grade, will offer one session each in June and July. Students spend time in class and get to interact with faculty. Part of the day is spent in laboratories completing hands-on projects. The week includes presentations from engineers in the work place and trips to area plants such as the Kansas City Harley-Davidson plant. The students also have time for fun with group activities planned for the evenings. At the end of the session, the students prepare a presentation about what they've learned for their families and the faculty.
- School of Pharmacy Summer Camp
Open to high school students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of application and are interested in a pharmacy career. Includes hands-on pharmacy practice skills and lectures by KU School of Pharmacy faculty and local pharmacy practitioners. Student also visit local pharmacy practice sites and learn more about opportunities in pharmacy education and KUs pharmacy curriculum. Housing is provided. Email email@example.com with your complete postal address, and we will mail you the application.
- Upward Bound Summer Institute and Math and Science Center Institute
The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program held at The University of Kansas. Students enroll in classes designed to improve their academic skills and to help them prepare for college. Other activities include cultural events, guest speakers, and educational field trips. Swimming, volleyball, basketball, and a variety of recreational endeavors provide a nice break from studying.