Mentored Learning in Special Collections: Undergraduate Archival and Rare Books Internships

Maggie Kopp, John Murphy

Abstract


Though many special collections libraries and archives mentor graduate student interns, L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University’s unique internship program primarily serves undergraduate students.  Fuelled by a strong university mandate to promote undergraduate learning and scholarship, Perry Special Collections seeks to nurture undergraduates with interests in archives and rare books. This article describes the genesis and current structure of the undergraduate student internship program, and how it enriches students and the special collections professions.


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ISSN: 1947-525X