UHM-Hamilton Library: Map Collection

Location: Map Collection
Supervisor: Janet Dombrowski
Phone: 956-2524
Fax: 956-5968
Email: jdombrow@hawaii.edu

Description of collection

The Map Collection contains over 100,000 maps of Hawai`i, the Pacific area, Asia, and the rest of the world in print and digital formats. It also has a collection of about 100,000 aerial photographs in print or digital form. The GIS lab has 8 work stations with GIS software. The lab is used by UH faculty and students using GIS in their projects.

Description of internship

Interns will assist with inventorying gifts, assigning Library of Congress classification numbers, and providing reference service for maps and aerial photographs. Interns may also work on developing digital resources, adding content to departmental web pages, writing guides for electronic resources relating to maps and GIS, or other projects. Interns will work part of their hours at the Government Documents & Maps reference desk.

Required prerequisites/qualifications

Completion of LIS 601 or previous library experience.

Desired qualifications

Web authoring skills; some background in maps and GIS

Weekly schedule

Hours are flexible between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

Knowledge of different types of maps, air photos, and geospatial data and their uses; knowledge of collection development in a special collection; understanding of preservation issues and methods relating to maps, aerial photographs, and geospatial data.

Evaluation process/format

A written evaluation will be given using the standard LIS 690 evaluation form and a feedback session will be scheduled.

Evaluation schedule

One evaluation will be completed at the end of the semester.