Description of library
The Joseph F. Smith Library supports an undergraduate, library arts university curriculum with special collections in Hawaiiana/Pacific Islands and Mormonism. The internship area of activity involves monograph cataloging of primarily English language resources in a variety of subjects.
Description of internship
- Directed reading of documentation for USMARC, OCLC bibliographic formats, standards and documentation, SIRSI system documentation, AACR2, LC class schedules and LCSH.
- Hands-on searching of: OCLC database, LC authority files & schedules (via LC Classification Web), and SIRSI cataloging module.
- Simple and complex copy cataloging on OCLC Connexion; some original cataloging on OCLC Connexion.
- LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
Attention to detail and an understanding of the role of cataloging in adding value to information.
Flexible (suggested min. 2-3 hours/day, 10-15 hours/wk):
Operational hours available M-F, 8-5
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
- To successfully apply the principles of descriptive cataloging, subject analysis and classification by integrating materials acquired by the Joseph F. Smith Library into existing collections.
- To gain experience in using standard cataloging reference materials and applying standard cataloging tools.
- To practice “live” cataloging and database maintenance skills using an integrated online cataloging system.
Intern will be evaluated on the following factors:
- Understanding of the various cataloging tools and standards and their application to simple and complex copy cataloging.
- Understanding and use of OCLC and SIRSI cataloging modules.
Intern will receive ongoing feedback throughout the internship; formal evaluation at the end of the semester.