Description of department/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 includes reference service and library instruction.
Description of internship
Students will participate in reference activities including helping with the newly established information commons. They will also participate in the bibliographic instruction program which involves teaching most of the students on campus.
LIS 601: Introduction to Reference & Information Services
Desire to serve patrons and help students with information needs. Ability to conduct bibliographic instruction.
Approximately 10 hours per week. Specific schedule to be determined jointly by the students and reference librarians.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
Introduction to and experience with reference services.
Introduction to the concept of an information commons.
Bibiliographic instruction – interaction with students and faculty.
Intern will be evaluated in the following areas: willingness to learn, reliability, ability to complete tasks and assignments in an efficient and timely manner, ability to communicate effectively, ability to conduct self in a poised and professional manner. Interns will be expected to demonstrate progressive knowledge and skill over the course of the semester.
Intern will receive ongoing feedback throughout the internship; formal evaluation at the end of the semester.