LMS Practicum

Practicum in LMS: LM 5210

The LMS Practicum is to provide you with a supervised field experience in school library. The purpose is to gain meaningful work experience through applying knowledge learned in previous course work to the on-the-job situation. Commitment includes 120 hours (90 hours at one level, 30 hours at an alternate level).

Please make sure that your mentor has these two forms.

Practicum Requirements

  1. Pass Library Media Exam (you will be provided with the questions and answers for studying prior to the exam).
  2. Coordinate final plans with PSU Advisor (Pam Harland) and Mentor to complete your ePortfolio.
  3. Complete Student Learning Project, log of hours, and Reflective Essay.
  4. Develop and deliver a Professional Development presentation.
  5. Complete the LMS Practicum Evaluation Form with your mentor.

Three Steps

        1. Choose a mentor to work with. Find someone who is willing to work with you for one semester on gaining the practical knowledge of serving as a LMS in a school. If you need help finding a mentor, I may be able to help. Once you select a mentor, let me know who it is.
        2. Complete the Placement Confirmation for your 90 hour placement and send it to me.
        3. Register for a 3 credit practicum: LM 5210. You will need my digital signature to approve your internship. Let me know before you register and I will sign-off on it.

For more information about the LMS Program, please contact:

Pam Harland
Program Coordinator
Plymouth State University, Department of Education Leadership Learning & Curriculum
pcharland(at)plymouth.edu