Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

2058 Maluhia Road, Honolulu, HI, 96815

Internship Description

This is an opportunity to work in a small academic special library with national and international security, military and government officials from countries around the Asia-Pacific region. The intern will be able to practice reference, cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection development and instruction skills. All communication is in English.

Library/Collection Description

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) collection focuses on transnational security issues, including counterterrorism and crisis management, in the Asia-Pacific region. The library holds more than 4000 books, e-books and audiovisual materials along with 100+ periodicals and online databases. The library supports approximately 800 customers annually, in person or electronically, including faculty, Fellows attending courses, conference participants, alumni and the Pacific Command.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
  • LIS 663 Database Searching

Desired Qualifications

  • Good oral, written, and social skills

Weekly Schedule

To be negotiated; library hours during DKI APCSS courses, M-F, 7:00-5:00; library hours during course breaks, M-F, 7:00-4:00

Goals and Outcomes

  • Practice reference interviewing and conducting online searches
  • Copy cataloging with AACR2 and/or RDA and searching OCLC
  • Working at a circulation desk
  • Producing tutorials for databases
  • Deselecting materials, including removing them from ILS and OCLC
  • Learning to create and track interlibrary loans and document delivery

Evaluation Methods

  • Personal interview with discussion of goals
  • Written evaluation of experiences
  • Recommendations for improving library services

Evaluation Schedule

Beginning, mid-term and end of internship.

Contact Information

Tami Rosado
(808) 971-4062
Last Updated: 2013April03