Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Location: 2058 Maluhia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815-1949
Supervisor: Tami Rosado
Phone: 808-971-4062
Fax: 808-971-8941
Email: rosadot@apcss.org
Website: http://www.apcss.org/

Description of library/collection

The collection focuses on transnational security issues, including counterterrorism and crisis management, in the Asia-Pacific region. The library holds more than 4000 books, e-books and audiovisual materials along with 100+ periodicals and online databases. The library supports approximately 800 customers annually, in person or electronically, including faculty, Fellows attending courses, conference participants, alumni and the Pacific Command.

Description of internship

This is an opportunity to work in a small academic special library with national and international security, military and government officials from countries around the Asia-Pacific region. The intern will be able to practice reference, cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection development and instruction skills. All communication is in English.

Required prerequisites/qualifications

  • Basic cataloging (LIS 605)
  • Reference (LIS 601, LIS 663)

Desired qualifications

  • Good oral, written, and social skills

Weekly schedule

To be negotiated; library hours during APCSS courses, M-F, 7:00-5:00; library hours during course breaks, M-F, 7:00-4:00

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

  • Practice reference interviewing and conducting online searches
  • Copy cataloging with AACR2 and/or RDA and searching OCLC
  • Working at a circulation desk
  • Producing tutorials for databases
  • Deselecting materials, including removing them from ILS and OCLC
  • Learning to create and track interlibrary loans and document delivery

Evaluation process/format

  • Personal interview with discussion of goals
  • Written evaluation of experiences
  • Recommendations for improving library services

Evaluation schedule

Beginning, mid-term and end of internship