LIBR 341: Customizable Library Practicum Offered in Spring

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DATE PUBLISHED: Feb 29, 2024

Did you know Western Libraries has a customized option offering students one-on-one personalized support based on their specific needs and classes? The Library Practicum (LIBR 341) runs all quarter and students receive credit for the work they do. LIBR 341 is a 1-credit course, is repeatable and offered fall, winter, and spring quarters. Students can register for spring quarter for the LIBR 341: Academic Literacies Practicum in Classfinder, (LIBR 341, CRN 23860).  

Through individualized learning plans developed in consultation with the instructor, Library Practicum students work with a peer mentor to gain and apply research, writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills and knowledge.  

The Practicum is offered in multiple modalities based on the student’s needs and is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Lesson plan and topics covered revolve around the needs and goals of the student who will meet weekly with a peer mentor from the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio.  

The Practicum is available to anyone and has been especially successful for first-generation students, English-language learners, and adult learners. Practicum students gain a deeper understanding of how to use the Libraries’ resources, spaces, and resources, while working with Libraries personnel who are engaged in their success. Past practicum participants have said they gained a deeper understanding of their own learning processes, how to manage their time, became more confident, and developed a sense of agency in their own work.  

Want to learn more about the practicum? Contact Elizabeth Stephan at 360-650-2061 or stephae@wwu.edu

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