Learning Commons Intern

About Me

Hi! My name is Emily Black, and I am a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. This is my final semester in the Master's of Library and Information Science program. I hope to obtain a job as a school library media specialist for the upcoming school year.


This spring, I am interning with Sharmen Oswald in the Learning Commons. I plan to use this experience to put theory into practice and learn as much as possible about all aspects of school librarianship.


I received my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education Social Studies from Clemson University. (I know, I know--Clemson and then USC. It has made for a bit of an identity crisis; however, my blood continues to run orange!)


In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and playing the piano.



How Can I Help You?

I am eager to work with students, teachers, administrators, and other members of the school community.



  • Encourage students to think critically by integrating information literacy skills with Common Core Standards


  • Teach effective methods of organizing and communicating information


  • Collaborate with teachers to design and carry out units of study that address content, Common Core, and information literacy standards


  • Facilitate opportunities for creativity through the use of Web 2.0 technologies


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The infographic used on this flyer was created by Jennifer LaGarde and is available for reuse through a Creative Commons license. (http://www.librarygirl.net/2013/09/librarians-are-not-knowledge-keepers.html)