- 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
The intern will assist and shadow the supervising librarian with reference duties and work with the librarian on selection and weeding of materials. The intern will also learn basic circulation and collection maintenance practices.
- Library Basics & Maintenance (i.e. shelving, item inspection, training, etc.)
- Collection Development
Hilo Public Library serves as the regional branch for the Island of Hawai’i. Our library is the largest on the island and opened on January 20, 1951. The Naha, one of two historic stones located in front of the library, is believed to be what King Kamehameha lifted to affirm the prophecy that he would united the Hawaiian Islands.
LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
Ability to work with diverse patrons
Basic knowledge of library services
Ability to adapt to changing situations in the work environment
The weekly schedule must fall within the operating hours of Hilo Public Library:
Regular hours are expected.
Goals and Outcomes
This is a unique opportunity to learn important aspects of professional librarianship in a large public library. The focus will be on reference and collection management skills applied in hands-on situations. The intern will learn more about the types of materials available and populations served in a large regional branch.
Periodic formal and informal evaluations and discussions. Students must also prepare a mid-term progress report, a final written report, and an evaluation of the supervising librarian.
The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 evaluation form at the end of the semester.
- Justin Rajkowski
- (808) 933-8890