Field Experience

Field Experience Program

The SILS Field Experience Program enables students to meet personal learning objectives and to gain 135 hours of professional experience in an information organization while receiving 3 hours of class credit.  

Students are mentored by both a supervising professional in the organization (site supervisor) and a full time SILS instructor (faculty supervisor), as well as be engaged in a course seminar. 

SILS graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this program.  The Field Experience Program is intended for BSIS students who have completed their junior year (undergraduates) or at least 18 credit hours toward their MSLS or MSIS (graduate students).  Questions or comments about the Field Experience Program should be directed to:

Tiffany Harris
Field Experience Program Coordinator
fieldexperience@ils.unc.edu
T:  (919) 962-8366
F:  (919) 962-8071

Dr. Lori Haight
Career Services Coordinator
lhaight@email.unc.edu
T:  (919) 962-2226
F:  (919) 962-8071

For a complete list of the Field Experience guidelines, please refer to the menu to the left or to the links below:

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Learn who does what in each role of the Field Experience
  • Developing Learning Objectives:  Tips on how to pinpoint Field Experience goals
  • Site Selection:  Tips on how to select a site that will meet learning objectives
  • Sites: List of sites interested in hosting SILS Field Experience interns (updated regularly)
  • Registration:  Learn how to register for the Field Experience (INLS 397 or INLS 795)
  • Deliverables:  List of work/forms that should be submitted during the student's Field Experience

If you have further questions about Field Experience guidelines, please contact the Career Services Coordinator, Lori Haight, at lhaight@email.unc.edu.

SEMINAR REQUIREMENT: Fall 2015

Class will meet twice in person for the fall session.  Dates will be announced by September 2015.