Windward Community College–Hawaiian Collection

Location: 45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI, 96844
Supervisor: Mariko Kershaw
Phone: 808-235-7439
Fax: 808-235-7344

Description of collection

Windward Community College (WCC) is a two-year degree-granting academic institution in the UH System serving nearly 3,000 students with a variety of backgrounds and needs. The library collection serves to support teaching and learning in curricular program subjects. The collection includes approximately 50K volumes and about 100K electronic titles. WCC’s new library shares its learning commons with several academic support services. Students and staff alike enjoy the library’s great views and coffee shop.

Description of internship

The intern will gain training and experience in providing reference service at the Hawaiian Collection and in one or more areas of interest: collection development, resource creation (e.g. LibGuides, pathfinders, videos), cataloging, and preservation.

Required qualifications

Completion of LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services
Completion or concurrent enrollment in at least one of the following:

  • LIS 693 Hawaiian Resources
  • LIS 663 Basic Database Searching

Desired qualifications

  • An interest in 2-year academic libraries and Hawaiian Special Collections.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Weekly schedule

Approximately 10 hours per week within the Library’s open hours: Mon-Thu 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-4pm. Most of the time will be spent in the Hawaiian Collection Room.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

The intern will gain experience and increase skills in providing reference services in a Hawaiiana Collection, and in at least one of the following areas: collection development, resource creation, cataloging, and preservation.

Evaluation process/format

The intern will work with the supervising librarian at the beginning of the semester to create an assessment plan. This involves setting measurable outcomes, measurement methods, and using results to affect change.

Evaluation schedule

The intern will receive ongoing feedback throughout the semester. Midterm and end-of-semester evaluations will use the LIS 960 Intern Evaluation Form and the individual’s assessment plan.