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The goal of the practicum is field experience to wed theory and practice in both cognitive and affective domains.  This goal is achieved through quality professional experiences in library and information centers, coupled with reflective feedback from cooperating information professionals.  This allows students to experience the professional world of libraries, observe a variety of role models within the profession, apply and assess their own skills, and receive professional input and feedback about their performance.  This allows students to integrate theory and practice while examining their assumptions about the art and science of librarianship.