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While this internship was an opportunity for me to explore librarianship, it also turned out to be an experience in working for a college. Everything you do in higher education is focused around institutional values and goals. College’s create grandiose strategic plans or epic mission statements (which sound like mandates from the Divine) in order to convey their institutional value. Maybe we should all dress in suits and sunglasses because we’re on a mission from God? [excerpt]


The Interns at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library have been capturing their internship experiences since the spring of 2011. Blogging the Library has evolved since the first post. Early posts up through 2013 are available on Blogger, and more recent posts can be seen on WordPress.

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