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Practicum at Pellissippi State: Practicum Supervisor Bios

Information about a UTK SIS practicum experience at Pellissippi State Community College

Jennifer Mezick, Acquisitions Librarian


  • BFA with concentration in Media Art from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Development from Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • MIS from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (completed 1 practicum)


  • Worked in galleries, museums, and archives for 5 years
  • Reference Librarian at PSCC for 1.5 years
  • Catalog Librarian at PSCC for 1 year
  • Acquisitions Librarian at PSCC since 2015

A Practicum Experience at PSCC

Thanks for letting me share with you the challenges and benefits of a practicum experience at Pellissippi State. We have been hosting UTK SIS practicum students for more than 15 years and hope to continue for the foreseeable future.   

As a practicum supervisor, I have benefited greatly from each student we hosted, and I know that the rest of our library staff feels the same way. We always learn and grow professionally from the experience. 

Thank you to the UTK School of Information Science for steering many students our way! Keep them coming.