Description of library/collection
UHM Library Preservation Department cares for the Library’s collections in all formats. By performing highly specialized treatments and taking a preventative approach to maintaining the University’s important research collection, the Preservation Department insures that collections will be available for future use.
Description of internship
Internship will be tailored to the preservation interest of the student and the current projects being worked on in the UHM Library Preservation Department. All projects include learning about structure of books, proper handling and storage, assessment of damage and working on treatment options including: pamphlet binding, boxing, or reformatting.
At least one semester of LIS coursework
Able to work independently with minimal supervision; able to perform work accurately.
- 10 hours a week during Preservation department hours: M-F 8AM – 4PM
- Minimum 2 hours per session
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
- Understand the function of a preservation department in a large academic library
- Hands-on experience in evaluation of library or archives materials for preservation treatment
A written evaluation will be given using the standard LIS 690 evaluation form and a feedback session will be scheduled.
One evaluation will be completed at the end of the semester.