The Job Shadowing program runs from February to August each year. Hosts may volunteer to participate at any point, but are encouraged to do so before the program officially opens, as most students select their hosts at that time.
Sponsored by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (FIAA), the Job Shadowing program offers current students an essential opportunity to:
- Gain valuable insights from current information and museum professionals
- Form, develop, and cultivate their personal networks and connections
- Expand their realm of experience
On average each year, we coordinate anywhere from 60-100 matches. Students may job shadow locally or out of town. We particularly welcome hosts in the areas above outside of Library and Information Science.
If you are a current student and have questions about job shadowing, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer as a host, please contact email@example.com
What industry or sector would you classify yourself under?
Acadia University Archives Archivist Wolfville, NS ARM Education Appleby College Archivist Oakville, ON ARM Education Archives of Ontario / Information, Privacy & Archives Division (Government of Ontario) Manager, Recordkeeping Strategies Toronto, ON ARM, CIPS, KMIM, ISD,LIS Public Sector Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto (ARCAT) Director of Archives and Privacy Officer Toronto, ON ARM Religious / Non-profit private corporation Bora Laskin Law Library, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Faculty Services Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic Law Library Brock University Library Collections Librarian St. Catharines, ON LIS Academic Library – Collections CADTH, Toronto office Research Information Services Manager Toronto, ON LIS Health – research and policy, non profit; systematic review, rapid review, and HTA Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation Foundation Administrator Mississauga, ON ARM Canadian Cultural Heritage Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives Executive Director Toronto, ON ARM Community Archives (Charity) Canadian Museum of Nature Acquisitions and Cataloguing Officer, Research and Collections Ottawa, ON LIS Museum Library Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Healthcare Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto Liaison & Education Librarian/Collections Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic librarianship in a health sciences library Halton Catholic District School Board Library Technician Halton, ON LIS Education Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol (Goderich, Ontario) Curator of Engagement & Dialogue Goderich, ON MMSt Museum Kids Help Phone Senior Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Toronto, ON KMIM Mental Health Map & Data Library, Robarts Library, University of Toronto Libraries Data Visualization Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic Librarianship McMaster University Libraries Librarian Hamilton, ON LIS, UXD Academic Library McMaster University Libraries Librarian Hamilton, ON LIS, ARM, UXD Academic Library National Ballet of Canada Archivist Toronto, ON ARM, MMSt Non-Profit/Arts and Culture Norfolk County Archives Archivist Simoce, ON ARM Government Ontario Government – Ministy of Children, Community and Social Services Records and Information Management Coordinator Toronto, ON ARM, KMIM records and information management Ontario Ministry of Finance Senior Research Coordinator Toronto, ON LIS Government Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Senior Business Advisor, Information Management Toronto, ON ARM, CIPS, KMIM Government Ontario Securities Commission Records Information Analyst Toronto, ON ARM, KMIM Government ProQuest Account Manager Toronto, ON LIS Vendor/Publisher PwC Management Services LP Research Manager Toronto, ON LIS Accounting & Consulting / Professional Services Queen’s University Library Head Law Librarian Kingston, ON LIS Academic Libraries, Law Libraries Robarts Library, U of T Head, Book and Serials Acquisitions Toronto, ON LIS Library/information/collection development Ryerson University Library & Archives Electronic Resources Discovery & Access Librarian Toronto, ON LIS, MMSt Academic Library Ryerson University, Criminal Justice and for Politics & Governance Cataloguer & Librarian Liason Toronto, ON LIS Academic Library Secrets of Radar Museum Museum Manager and Curator London, ON MMSt Museums Siskinds LLP Manager: Information, Research & Knowledge Toronto, ON KMIM, LIS Private law library Smart Info Management Services Information Management Consultant Toronto, ON ARM, ISD, KMIM Consulting Stikeman Elliott Library Manager Toronto, ON KMIM, LIS Private Law Firm Stikeman Elliott LLP Legal Techonology Applications Specialist Toronto, ON KMIM, LIS Law Firm The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Associate Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic Health Sciences Library Toronto Public Library Senior Services Specialist, Multicultural Services Toronto, ON LIS Public Library Toronto Public Library – Bloor Gladstone branch Youth Services Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Public Librarian in youth work University of Guelph Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian Guelph, ON LIS Academic University of Toronto Digital Asset Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic Library University of Toronto Libraries User Services Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Academic Library University of Toronto Mississauga Institute for Management & Innovation Liaison Librarian Mississauga, ON LIS Academic Libraries; Business Librarianship University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Management Liaison Librarian Toronto, ON LIS Higher Education University of Waterloo Library Head, Special Collections & Archives Waterloo, ON ARM Education Vaughan Public Libraries Director of Customer Experience Vaughan, ON LIS Public library Wilfrid Laurier University Business and Economics Librarian Waterloo, ON LIS Academic Libraries Woodstock General Hospital Librarian Woodstock, ON LIS Medical/Hospital York University Libraries Teaching & Learning Librarian, focus on business Toronto, ON LIS academic libraries
How it Works
How It Works
Students sign up to observe a working full- or half-day with an information professional from one of the following areas:
- ARM: Archives & Records Management
- C&T: Culture & Technology
- CIPS: Critical Information Policy Studies
- HCDS: Human Centered Data Science
- ISD: Information Systems & Design
- KMIM: Knowledge Management & Information Management
- LIS: Library & Information Science
- UXD: User Experience Design
- MMSt: Museum Studies
Once signed up. Students will be required to attend an orientation session in March, hosted by the Faculty of Information Careers Officer. Students will then be matched and are responsible for contacting their hosts to arrange a mutually convenient time for the visit, between February and August.
How to Apply