As an academic library, the Library supports student education and encourages the development of new staff in the library and archives field. RULA will support unpaid placements on the following conditions:
- The placement is part of a recognized education program (e.g., practicum placements for MLS, 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 RULA librarian has agreed to develop a suitable project and supervise the student.
Outside of recognized educational placements, RULA does not normally accept volunteers.