Leeward Community College

Location: 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782
Supervisor: Wayde Oshiro & Junie Hayashi
Phone: 455-0378/455-0209
Fax: 453-6729
Email: waydeo@hawaii.edu, junie@hawaii.edu

Description of collection

The Leeward Community College supports a diverse student body of approximately 7,500 students on both its main campus overlooking Pearl Harbor and at a satellite campus on the Waianae Coast. The Library’s General Collection contains approximately 60,000 print volumes and more than 70,000 e-books selected to support the college’s 63 associate degree and certificate programs. Smaller specialized collections include the Reference, ESL, Hawaiian/Pacific, and Juvenile collections.

Description of internship

The intern will have opportunities to gain practical knowledge and experience in the areas of library instruction, tutorial design, assessment, reference, and collection development. An effort will be made to tailor special projects to the interests and skills of the intern.

Required qualifications

LIS 601

Desired qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cooperative manner with other librarians and staff.
  • Ability to take independent action and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with web design (optional).

Weekly schedule

Internship hours will be scheduled during the library’s operational hours, including evenings.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

  • Introduction to and experience with supporting a growing information literacy program.
  • Experience in creating and delivering assessment.
  • Ability to deliver professional reference services to students and faculty.
  • Knowledge of collection development.

Evaluation process/format

Verbal and written feedback will be provided to the intern on an ongoing basis. The LIS 690 evaluation form will be completed by the supervising librarian.

Evaluation schedule

A formal evaluation based upon the LIS 690 evaluation form will be provided at the end of the semester.