The McGill School of Information Studies Practicum is a 3 credit academic elective course in which Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) 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:
- Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
- Canadian Centre for Architecture
- Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University
- McGill University: McGill Library, McGill Security Services, McGill Management Forum
- Montreal Children's Hospital
- National Film Board of Canada
- World Anti-Doping Agency
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 or to answer any questions about the Practicum program.
SIS Practicum Coordinator / Coordonatrice de stages
School of Information Studies / École des sciences de l'information
3661 Peel St., Montreal, QC H3A 1X1