Practicum

The Practicum provides 2nd-year Master of Information Studies students with the opportunity to apply concepts and practices learned in coursework, and to strengthen skills as they assist in professional-level work under the formal guidance of a qualified information professional. A 3-credit, academic elective course, the Practicum (GLIS 699) is currently offered in the Winter semester, and consists of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork (minimum 50 hours spent on site), and course assignments.

Among many others, placements have been offered at organizations such as Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Canadian Centre for Architecture, McGill Library, McCord Museum, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with projects in areas such as web usability testing, e-learning content creation, library instruction, records management policy development, database design, knowledgebase development, and digital collection outreach.

If you are a potential supervisor interested offering a future placement or would like to know more about the program or have questions about recruiting SIS students, please contact the SIS Practicum Coordinator.

For detailed information about applying to the program as a student or offering a placement at your workplace, please visit the student guide or site supervisor guide.

Postings for the Winter 2017 semester:

Current postings represent the practicum oppotunities available to SIS students. For questions about your eligibility or practicum requirements, please consult the student guide.

Postings are visible to SIS department members, including students, staff, and faculty, by clicking here.

In order to begin the practicum process, students must submit the following form:

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