Collection Development, Hawaii Pacific University

1060 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI, 96813

Internship Description

Interns will have the ability to assist and learn from experienced librarians on collections development/management projects. Potential projects may include:

  • Collections analysis & assessment for specific subject areas
  • Assessment of collections for weeding and/or storage
  • Creating and updating subject web pages for LibGuide
  • Identifying free internet resources in specified subject areas
  • Assisting with digital services projects that help create or disseminate knowledge

Library/Collection Description

Hawaii Pacific University Libraries support a diverse student population from all over the U.S. and over 70 countries. We serve a variety of academic programs from the associate to doctoral level. HPU Libraries currently consists of two library collections and a Learning Commons space, holding approximately 90,000 volumes. We also strive to maintain an online presence to support our online/hybrid courses and HPU’s Military Campus Program.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 615 Collection Management

Desired Qualifications

Some background or significant interest in management of collections, digitization or archival preservation is desired, though not essential.

Weekly Schedule

The schedule will be determined jointly by the intern and HPU librarian(s).

Goals and Outcomes

The main goal is to provide experience in a variety of collection development tasks. Specific goals will be determined by the student’s area of expertise and interest, as well as department projects and needs at the time of the internship.

Evaluation Methods

Interns will be evaluated using the LIS intern form in the following areas: willingness to learn, reliability, ability to complete tasks and assignments in an efficient and timely manner, ability to communicate effectively, ability to conduct self in a poised and professional manner. Interns will be expected to demonstrate progressive knowledge and skills over the course of the semester.

Evaluation Schedule

LIS 690 evaluation form will be provided at the end of the semester with verbal and written feedback throughout the internship.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Torres
(808) 544-0292
Last Updated: 2018September17