Makawao Public Library

Location: 1159 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI 96768
Phone: 808-573-8786
Fax: 808-573-8787

Description of library/collection

The collection is a general medium sized Public Library collection of about 48,000 volumes and 120 periodical subscriptions, which include local and nationwide newspaper subscriptions. The collection consists of a Juvenile, Young Adult and Adult: Hawaiiana, Reference and a circulating print collection. In addition to a circulating Audio-Visual collection: Audio-tapes, Video-tapes, CD’s and DVD’s. The library has 3 Internet accessible terminals available for the public.

Description of internship

Assist the children’s Librarian, Ninfa Tolentino in preparing and presenting children’s programs. Assists the children’s librarian in providing Reference service for young library patrons and their parents, guardians or caretakers. Work on an after-school book-discussion program for early elementary age library patrons.

Required qualifications

Introduction to Reference: LIS 601

Books and Media for children: LIS 681

Desired qualifications

People skills, especially young people skills and computer skills.

Weekly schedule

Tuesday: from 8.00 – 1.00 p.m. (5 hours)

Thursday: from 8.00 – 1.00 p.m. (5 hours)

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Acquire the skill and experience to prepare, organize, publicize and present a weekly 30-45 minutes children’s story hour.

Acquire the skill and experience to provide Juvenile Reference Service.

Evaluation process/format

Use the “Evaluation of Student Intern” form 9/0 as a final evaluation.

The supervising Librarian will also prepare a narrative evaluation of the student for the duration of the internship.

Evaluation schedule

Evaluation of the Student Intern will be based on observations made during the internship by the Supervising Librarian, and how recommendations for improvements (if/when needed) are applied and put into practice.