[Asis-l] Fwd: FIS Job Shadowing Program - 2008

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Thu Nov 29 08:18:02 EST 2007

[Posted by request.  Dick Hill]

Job Shadowing Program
The annual Job Shadowing Program sponsored by the Faculty of Information
Studies (FIS) Alumni Association takes FIS students at the University of
Toronto into libraries, archives and information systems related workplaces
for a half-day or a day to observe the life of an information professional
at work.  In the spring of 2007, we had about 90 host institutions offering
more than 200 shadowing opportunities! 
Once again we invite you to participate for a full day or a half-day to show
one or more students the ropes. You can provide students with valuable
insight into professional practice by: 
•    having them observe your workplace; 
•    explaining how your day is organized; 
•    outlining your responsibilities; and 
•    generally giving them a feel for life on the job. 
In return you will keep abreast of emerging trends in the field and you will
meet new and upcoming professionals and future colleagues.
To participate in the 2007-08 program, please register (or fill in the form
below) by Friday, December 14, 2007.
• Students will review the available job shadowing opportunities and make
their selection by the February break. 
• Students are responsible for contacting their hosts.  
• Together, the student and host will arrange the visit at a mutually
convenient time.  Hosts from other cities, for example, may find that their
student may not be free to visit until the summer.   
Hosts from the Greater Toronto Area are especially encouraged to submit a
If you have any questions about this program, please contact
jobshadowing at fis.utoronto.ca This email address is being protected from spam
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Sponsored By:
FIS Alumni Association 
NOTE:  You may also want to consider signing up for the Ask an Alum program
at FIS.  For details see
Name: _____________________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________________________
Fax Number: ________________________________________
Email Address: _______________________________________
Organization: ________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________
Type of Library / Information Centre / Organization: 
Number of Students Able to Take: 
Length of Visit: Half Day ____________   Full-day ___________
Information Studies Stream Most Suited:
Library and Information Science: ____________________
Archives: _______________________________________
Information Systems: _____________________________
May we use your institution's name publicly for acknowledgement of
participation in this program:  
Yes _______  No _______
For more information contact:  jobshadowing at fis.utoronto.ca

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