Location: Hawaii State Library
Federal Documents Section
478 S. King St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2994
Supervisor: Stewart Chun
phone: (808) 586-3475
Fax: (808) 586-3584
Description of library/collection
The Federal Documents Section was created on April 19, 1971 to house the Federal Depository Library special collection and was designated a patent and Trademark Depository Library on December 18, 1989. A reference collection of selected Federal and intellectual property publications are maintained for public use. The section was recently accepted as a passport Acceptance Agency on July 15, 2003. Other specialties include: Internal Revenue publications, statistical census reports, Federal laws and regulations.
Description of internship
The internship will include reference interviews observations conducted at the reference desk and training on unique reference tools found in the section: such as the patent and Trademark database, MarciveWeb DOCS, American Statistics Index and other frequently used federal websites. Some amount of time will also be spent on retrospectively converting some print resources to an Access database.
Required pre-requisite courses:
- liS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Sources
- liS 618 Government Documents or knowledge of SuDoc Classification.
- liS 605 Basic Cataloging & Classification
Any time during the Hawaii State Library’s public service hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm and Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
- Become familiar with the breath and depth of materials found in a government document collection.
- Learn how to use patent and trademark resources.
- Assist in making the collection more accessible to other public librarians and the general public.
The librarians who work with the intern will provide training, support, and informal feedback throughout the internship.
Students will be formally evaluated at the end of the semester.