Friday, March 13, 2015

Students spend Alternative Spring Break gaining professional experience in D.C.

While some of their peers are headed to the beach, several graduate assistants and student interns from UK Libraries will be soaking up knowledge in Washington, D.C., as participants in Alternative Spring Break programs sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries and the National Library of Medicine.

Teresa McGinley and Matthew Noe are student interns in the Medical Center Library. They will spend their week at the National Library of Medicine. Matthew will work on a project called “Evaluate PubMed Central’s Publisher Agreements.” Teresa will work on the project “Assessing NIH Public Access Compliance.”

Other students are headed to the Smithsonian Libraries. Margaret Roulett, book conservation student technician, business reference intern, and Colonial Dames intern in the Special Collections Research Center, will work in the Smithsonian Libraries Advancement Office. Carlee Cutchin, student intern in the Engineering Library, will also be at the Smithsonian working in Advancement. Anna Gault, Collections graduate assistant, will work at the Smithsonian Libraries in social media. Brittany Netherton, graduate assistant for reference in Young Library, will work at the Smithsonian Libraries on the Research Services project.

Students plan to Tweet and blog their experiences in D.C. Follow Teresa and Matthew at the NLM using their Twitter handles, @iramaseret and @NoetheMatt. Follow all the UK participants using the Twitter hashtag #asbuk2015.

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