Law Library, Hawaii State Supreme Court ▶️

417 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Internship Description

Interns will learn about multiple aspects of law library operations including circulation, reference, and cataloguing, by assisting in both public services and technical services sections of the State of Hawaii Supreme Court Law Library. Public services duties include reference work related to Hawaii legal information and general circulation tasks. Technical services duties include updating MARC records as well as basic barcoding of legal materials.

Library/Collection Description

The Supreme Court Law Library is the administrative headquarters for the Hawaii State Law Library System (HSLLS) and provides current and comprehensive legal reference and information services to the Judiciary, legal community, state and county governments, and the general public. A key aspect of HSLLS service to the general public is facilitating access to justice. Our commitment to these goals is supported by acquiring and making available primary and secondary legal resources in a variety of formats as well as providing free access to the internet and legal research databases.

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of LIS 601 – Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail under minimal supervision (after training)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Interns must register with the Judiciary Volunteers in Public Service (VIPS) program

Desired Qualifications

  • LIS 605 – Metadata Creation for Information Organization (or some experience with MARC)
  • LIS 602 – Resource Discovery
  • Interest in learning about multiple aspects of library operations

Weekly Schedule

10 hours/week, flexible with a minimum of 2 consecutive hour shifts, between 7:45am – and 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, excluding week ends and state holidays.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Practical understanding of legal information resources
  • Practical understanding of library cataloguing basics
  • Experience providing access to legal information to a variety of patron groups, including the general public and legal community
  • Practical understanding of working with an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Collecting library statistics

Evaluation Methods

Interns will be supervised by a librarian and be expected to progress in knowledge and skills throughout the semester. Evaluations will be based on factors such as reliability, ability to communicate effectively, ability to follow through on assignments and professional attitude.

Evaluation Schedule

Weekly supervision either verbal/written or both, to be followed up with a formal evaluation at the completion of the semester.

Contact Information

Marlene Cuenco
(808) 539-4965
Last Updated: 2018June08