Description of collection
The University Archives & Manuscripts Department manages archival collections including the University Archives and various manuscript collections such as Congressional Papers Collection, Hawaii War Records Depository, Japanese American Veterans Collection and more. The collections document the people, history, culture, and politics of Hawaii. These collections support scholarly research, teaching and public awareness, as well as promote an understanding of Hawaii’s rich multicultural heritage.
Description of internship
The intern will have the opportunity to perform archival duties that may include, but are not limited to: processing materials, creating finding aids using ArchivesSpace (archival data management system), assessing collections, and providing reference and outreach services. Internships are tailored to the needs of individual students and the department.
LIS 652, or knowledge of archival principles
Good organizational and computer skills. Experience or knowledge of preservation issues of historical material. Willing to pursue research to develop knowledge about the collection(s).
Hours are flexible; 10-15 hours per week to be scheduled between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Minimum of 2 hours per session.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
The overall goal is to gain hands-on experience working in an archival repository. Specific goal(s) will be established in discussion with the supervisor(s).
Ongoing informal feedback throughout the semester.
The LIS 690 Evaluation Form will be completed by the Supervising Librarian at the end of the semester.