Windward Community College

Location: 45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI, 96844
Supervisor: Tara Severns
Phone: 808-235-7440
Fax: 808-235-7344
Email: severns@hawaii.edu

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 shiny new library shares its creative commons with several academic support services. Students and staff alike enjoy great views, oodles of sunlight, and a coffee shop, too.

Description of internship

The intern will gain training and experience in providing reference service and in one or more areas of interest: collection development, instruction, or resource creation (such as LibGuides, presentations, videos).

Required qualifications

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

- LIS 615 Collection Management
- LIS 663 Basic Database Searching
- LIS 665 Teaching Information Technology Literacy

Desired qualifications

An interest in 2-year academic libraries and reference services.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Weekly schedule

8-12 hours per week with flexible scheduling within the Library’s operating hours: Mon-Thu 7:45am-10pm; Fri 7:45am-4pm. About half of the time will be spent in reference.

Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected

The intern will gain experience and increase skills in providing reference services in an information commons environment, in creating and using an assessment plan, and in at least one of the following areas: collection development, instruction, or resource creation.

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 690 Intern Evaluation Form and the individual’s assessment plan.