Unpaid Placements & Volunteering Policy

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.