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Unpaid Placements & Volunteering Policy


As an academic library, the Ryerson University Library supports student education and encourages the development of new staff in the library and archives field. The Library will support unpaid placements on the following conditions:

  • The placement is part of a recognized education program (e.g., practicum placements for MIS, iSchool, and/or technician program students)
  • The placement is for a defined, short period of time
  • The placement is around a defined project rather than ongoing librarian or staff work
  • A Ryerson University librarian has agreed to develop a suitable project and supervise the student.

Outside of recognized educational placements, Ryerson University Library does not normally accept volunteers.