Baylor Libraries Plan Job Shadow Day Jan. 31

Jan. 29, 2003

The Baylor University Libraries will host the fourth annual Job Shadow Day on Friday, Jan. 31. Approximately 50 students from University High School in Waco will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to participate in the event.

Sponsored by the American Library Association, Job Shadow Day is a nationwide effort to introduce young people to the librarian profession. Each student will "shadow" a library faculty or staff member to obtain an up-close look at the library as a workplace. Library staff members will interact with the shadow, demonstrate and explain effective work methods and help the shadow understand the skills and academics needed for the profession.

The National Job Shadowing initiative, designed to give students the opportunity to learn about various professions from a workplace mentor, is a coordinated effort of America's Promise, Junior Achievement, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, call Ethel Walton at 710-2349.

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