SPEC Kit 315: Leave and Professional Development Benefits · 63
Our experience has been that only non-librarians have requested internships and we have tried to accommodate the
requests (primarily for staff in library school) on a case-by-case basis.
Requires supervisor’s approval.
Allowed to make up the time
Case-by-case basis—decided by supervisor.
Personal time, Allowed to make up the time
All time away must be negotiated with the person’s supervisor.
An employee may request an unpaid leave of absence or a reduction in their assigned work hours in addition to the
marked responses.
If the internship was not part of a for credit course, we would try to work with the employee to take leave and to flex
their schedule.
Counted as time worked, Personal time, Allowed to make up the time
Based on supervisor’s assessment of workload, performance, employee obligations, etc. No max credit hours
Depends on the type and duration of the internship, service impact, etc.
Other Response
If full-time, the librarian may apply for professional development leave without pay.
No job-related internships associated with an academic degree have been requested by librarians in the event of such a
request, payment/reimbursement and details of the librarian’s time away from normal duties would be negotiated.
24. Please indicate the maximum number of credit hours per session OR number of hours per week
librarians may dedicate to participation in internship programs that are job related. N=15
Number of hours per week N=2
3 hours, 10 hours
Credit hours per session N=13
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev
6 No limit 6.6 6 .98
Number of
Number of
6 5
8 2
No limit 5
Varies 1
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