Master of Library & Information Studies, 2016

Librarian, UBC Library Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office

Stephanie credits co-op with giving her the insights and experiences that led her to her current position of Librarian with the UBC Library Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, where she completed two of her co-op terms. During her work term as a Student Librarian, Stephanie was responsible for providing a series of workshops on behalf of the Office, speaking authoritatively on copyright in both the academic and UBC-specific contexts, as well as thoroughly assessing faculty course support services. Through co-op, Stephanie gained hands-on knowledge and learned what it is like to work in an academic library – all of which she could not have learned in the classroom alone. By helping her gain the confidence and required knowledge for competitive applications to librarian positions, co-op was instrumental in preparing Stephanie for professional opportunities after graduation.