Description of department/library
We are a medium-sized suburban library. The facility opened in October 1962 and is adjacent to the Aina Haina Shopping Center. We are located close to several schools and serve a large retired population. Consequently, the collection of over 67,000 items focuses on children and popular reading.
Description of internship
We can offer a wide range of public library services, including the following: children’s storytelling, reader’s advisory, collection development, reference services, use of the Horizon library automation system, program planning and execution, and participation in staff meetings. The internship may also include special projects as agreed upon by the supervising librarian and the intern.
Basic reference skills
Good oral and written skills
Ability to work with the public
We are open five days a week – Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Staff hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
- Broad exposure to the public library environment, encompassing both youth and adult services.
- Exposure to the functioning of the statewide library system, including intralibrary loans and materials selection/purchasing.
- Working knowledge of Horizon functions.
- Overall knowledge of the role each staff member plays in daily operation of the library.
At the start of the internship, the intern and supervisor will meet to determine specific evaluative criteria.