Kapiolani Community College – Lama Library

Location: 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816
Supervisor:Sunny Pai, Digital Initiatives Librarian
Phone: 808-734-9755
Email: sunyeen@hawaii.edu

Description of collection

Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) is a two-year degree-granting academic institution in the UH System serving well over 9,000 students. Lama Library serves students with widely varying backgrounds and needs. The library collection includes over 70,000 books, 300 journals and magazines, and 20,000 electronic titles.

Description of internship

Activities may include and are not limited to: moving photos and newspapers to acid-free storage containers, taking inventory of items in the collections, working with the college community to identify events/people in the photo collection, scanning a subset of the photo collection, working with photo editing software and Adobe Acrobat on scanned materials, conversion of images from one format to another, OCR’ing text materials, generating metadata for the digital objects, preparing batch uploads to the institutional repository (IR), assigning metadata, working with the college community to identify additional collections that could be placed online, consulting with the supervisor about how the KCC IR community is to be organized, research on best practices on a variety of topics, writing short summaries of research, writing step-by-step guides, creating and updating web pages.

Required qualifications

One or more of the following: LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services, LIS 602 Introduction to Multimedia Technology & Resources, LIS 605 Basic Cataloging & Classification, LIS 615 Collection Management, LIS 620 Conservation of Library and Archival Materials.

Desired qualifications

Experience with Windows, MS Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, HTML editing software, and uploading files to a server; experience with scanning and metadata assignment; experience working with a community to research a collection; ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail under minimal supervision; strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail; effective written and verbal communication skills

Weekly schedule

Flexible, 9:00am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Hours outside of this time frame may be negotiated. Work should be scheduled in minimum 2 hour segments.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Introductory understanding of the development of digital collections from paper collections; basic technical knowledge and skills related to digitization and making collections available online; an introduction to open source software, open access publishing, copyright and metadata, and digitizing and file management for access vs. preservation within the context of small digitizing projects. Working experience with building collections in an institutional repository and possibly other systems.

Evaluation process/format

The supervisor and the intern will have ongoing instructional sessions and discussion throughout the semester. The intern will be asked to update weekly a password-protected blog of activities, questions and ideas which the supervisor will review. The supervisor will submit, to the LIS program, an LIS 690 Evaluation form at the end of the semester. On this form interns will be evaluated on attendance, professionalism, abilities, job preparedness, contribution to the department, and learning progress. Other factors that will be considered are reliability, the ability to organize the work and time in an efficient manner, increasing competence with software and equipment; ability to seek clarification and follow through on instructions and assignments and evidence of active interest in this work during the internship.

Evaluation schedule

There will be midterm and end of semester meetings and evaluations. The official evaluation is the 690 form submitted at the end of the semester.