UH-Hilo Edwin H Mookini Library

Location: UH Hilo
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Golian-Lui
Phone: 808 933-3132
Fax: 808 947-7329
Email: golianlu@hawaii.edu

Description of department/library

The Edwin H. Mookini Library, completed in 1981, is located in the heart of the campus. Available to students are 260,000 bound volumes and 1,100 current periodicals from Hawai’i, the U.S. mainland, Asia, and Europe. Special formats collected include films, audio and video cassettes, slides, compact disks and microforms.

Description of internship

Work in a general academic library requiring a wide diversity of skills. The intern will receive hands-on training and practical experience in a variety of library administration, reference service, access service, technical service, systems, collection development, archives, or special collections. Internships are intended to be for only 1 area, but can be customized, for up to 2 areas listed above.

Required qualifications

Specific requirements are dependent upon the specific area of internship interest and can include any or all of the following: LIS 601: Introduction to Reference & Information Services, LIS 605: Basic Cataloging & Classification and other similar courses.

Desired qualifications

Experience with MS Word, and Excel; experience with HTML; familiarity with searching online databases. Ability to work as a team player. Flexibility in schedule

Weekly schedule

Flexible, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday typical internship. Some evening and weekend hours necessary for reference and access service internships.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Familiarity with a wide range of skills expected of professional academic librarians including basic reference skills, understanding of circulation systems, and cataloging standards for CIP processing. Realistic goal setting and work load prioritization. Increased confidence in handling daily duties of a public service or technical service academic professional.

Evaluation methods

Intern will be trained by a librarian (librarians if more than one area of interest). A customized letter of assignment will list duties for the semester with expected deadlines. Weekly meetings to monitor progress will be held with supervisor. Interns will be evaluated on completion of duties, reliability, ability to communicate effectively, ability to follow through on assignments, professional attitude and problem solving.

Evaluation schedule

Verbal feedback will be provided on a weekly basis. Written feedback will be provided on a monthly basis. Intern will be responsible for providing supervisor with weekly and monthly reports. A formal written evaluation will be provided at the end of the semester.