Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

5246 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI, 96821

Internship Description

We can offer a wide range of public library services, including the following: children’s storytelling, reader’s advisory, collection development, reference services, use of the Horizon library automation system, program planning and execution, and participation in staff meetings. The internship may also include special projects as agreed upon by the supervising librarian and the intern.

Library/Collection Description

We are a medium-sized suburban library. The facility opened in October 1962 and is adjacent to the Aina Haina Shopping Center. We are located close to several schools and serve a large retired population. Consequently, the collection of over 67,000 items focuses on children and popular reading.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • Good oral and written skills
  • Ability to work with the public

Weekly Schedule

We are open five days a week – Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Staff hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Broad exposure to the public library environment, encompassing both youth and adult services.
  • Exposure to the functioning of the statewide library system, including intralibrary loans and materials selection/purchasing.
  • Working knowledge of Horizon functions.
  • Overall knowledge of the role each staff member plays in daily operation of the library.

Evaluation Methods

At the start of the internship, the intern and supervisor will meet to determine specific evaluative criteria.

Evaluation Schedule

The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Holly Kwok
(808) 377-2456
Last Updated: 2013April03