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Practicum sites

A listing of Winter 2016 Practicum site postings will be made available to students by mid-September 2015.
Information for potential site supervisors.

The McGill School of Information Studies Practicum is a 3 credit academic elective course in which Master of Information Studies (MISt) students participate in supervised field practice, applying their theoretical knowledge base and learning gained over the course of the program while practicing professional skills.

Under the supervision of experienced information professionals, students undertake projects at Practicum sites such as: web usability testing, collection development, e-learning content creation, library instruction, records management policy development, database design, knowledgebase development, and digital collection outreach. Among others, past sites have included:

  • Artexte
  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University
  • Jewish General Hospital Archives
  • KPMG
  • McGill University: McGill Library, McGill Archives, McGill Management Forum
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Westmount Public Library
  • World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Yellow Pages

Note: this list represents a small selection of sites participating in past years; practicum sites vary from year to year.

Current or prospective Site Supervisors: the SIS Practicum Coodinator is pleased to provide sample site postings for your reference and to answer any questions about the Practicum program.


Ms. Elysia Donald
SIS Practicum Coordinator
School of Information Studies, McGill University
3661 Peel St., Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
elysia [dot] donald [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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