UHM-School of Law: Cataloging, Technical Services and Public Services

Location: Library, William S. Richardson School of Law
Supervisor: Keiko Okuhara, Catherine Bye, Vicki Szymczak
Phone: 956-5580
Fax: 956-4615
Email: keikooku@hawaii.edu, thomasca@hawaii.edu
Website: http://library.law.hawaii.edu/

Description of library/collection

The law library supports the teaching and research of the law school. The core law library collection includes federal and state statutes, case law and regulatory law; secondary legal information sources such as legal journals, encyclopedias, looseleaf services and treatises; a small government documents collection; and a number of legal and non-legal online resources, including Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis. The staff includes five librarians and four paraprofessionals.

Description of internship

The intern would rotate through law library departments, learning how an academic law library functions and developing skills in each area of work. This would include circulation, reserves, reference, cataloging, processing of materials and law library administration.

Required pre-requisite courses

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization

Desired qualifications

An interest in law librarianship and excellent computer skills.

Weekly schedule

The intern would work approximately 10 hours per week. Hours can be adjusted according to class schedules.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

The intern would gain knowledge and experience in an academic law library environment. This would include learning legal information resources, including print, electronic and microform; Library of Congress classifications for law; basic legal reference; academic law library policies and procedures; and some law library administration. The intern would obtain experience in cataloging and processing legal materials, working with patrons at the circulation desk, and conducting basic legal reference under the supervision of a librarian.

Evaluation process/format

The intern will receive feedback throughout the internship. The Evaluation of Student Intern form will be completed.

Evaluation Schedule

The Evaluation of Student Intern form will be completed at mid-term and at the end of the semester by the supervising librarian (s).