Western Heads East: A Community-Engaged Learning Opportunity for FIMS Graduate Students

Panel Presentation, with: Jacqueline Gratton, MLIS student; Dr. Pam McKenzie, Acting Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral, FIMS; Maria Rodriguez, WHE Program Coordinator

This session will introduce the Western Heads East (WHE) internship program, which is also an international learning opportunity eligible for course credit. Western Heads East is a collaboration between Western staff, students, faculty, and African partners using probiotic foods to contribute to health and sustainable development. Jacqueline Gratton, a recent MLIS graduate, will share her summer 2022 experience of doing a virtual internship and pairing it with an Individual Study course to receive related course credit. 

Jacqueline Gratton was a Western Heads East intern in the Summer 2022 term and did an individual study on “Culturally Sensitive and Relevant Information Management” alongside the internship. Professor and Associate Dean at FIMS, Dr. Pam McKenzie, supervised Jacqueline’s MLIS Individual Study project related to her Western Heads East internship. Maria Rodriguez, the WHE program coordinator works with interns before, during and after the experience and as a mediator with the local community partners. 

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