Practicum Opportunities in the St. Louis Metro Area

Following is a list of locations that have either expressed interest in having a LIS practicum student work in the library, or the library has hosted a practicum student in the past. These are just suggestions. You will need to contact the library to ask if they would consider hosting a practicum student, set up an appointment to talk with the supervising librarian, be interviewed by the library, and agree on work hours and a learning plan. Look for a library, or department within a library, where you would like experience.

American Association of Orthodontists Library - Contact: Jackie Hittner, Librarian
Federal Reserve Bank
Library - Contact: Katrina Stierholz, Director
Fontbonne University Library - Contact: Sharon McCaslin, Director
Film & Media Archive, Washington University-West Campus Contact: Nadia Ghasedi, Archivist
McKendree University (Lebanon, IL), Holman Library - Contact: Debbie Houk
Missouri Botanical Garden Library - Contact: Doug Holland, Library Director
Missouri History Museum Library & Research Center - Contact: Emily Jaycox, Library Director
Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University - Contact: Skye Lacerte, Curator
Municial Library Consortium of St. Louis County - includes links to the nine independent community libraries.
St. Charles Community College Library
St. Charles City-County Library District
St. Louis Art Museum Richardson Memorial Library - Contact: Marianne Cavanaugh
St. Louis Community College Library - Meramec
St. Louis Community College Library - Wildwood Contact: Abby DeShane
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters or various branches; Volunteering will provide a variety of library experiences, but you must be approved by the SLCL system and a Branch Manager. Background check required.
St. Louis Mercantile Library located in the Thomas Jefferson Library, UMSL Contact: Sean Visintainer

St. Louis University Libraries - Pius XII Memorial (main)
St. Louis Zoo Library & Resource Center - Contact: Jill Gordon, Librarian
University City Public Library - Contact: Christa Van Herreweghe, Assistant Director
University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Library
Washington University - Government Documents - Contact: Barbara Rehkop; Olin Library (main); Music Library; Becker Medical Library; Law Library; Art & Architecture Library; University Archives - Contact: Sonya Rooney, University Archivist; Rare Books, Washington University - Contact: Erin Davis, Curator; Manuscripts/Modern Literature Collection - Contact: Joel Minor, Curator.
Webster University Library - Contact: Holly Hubenschmidt

Students & Host Librarians/Archivists -- Here is the link to the Practicum Guide on MU's SISLT Library Science website, and here is the LIS Practicum information.
Students must submit a learning plan to the practicum director for approval. Anita Phipps, Practicum Director, may be reached at

Last updated 4/2014

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