Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Services Resource Center, Straub Clinic and Hospital ▶️

888 South King St., Honolulu, HI, 96813

Internship Description

The intern will gain training and experience in providing service in one or more areas of interest: resource management, electronic resource evaluation, collection development, and information literacy tools such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, or marketing products.

The intern will receive training in the processing of collection materials, searching for medical literature, use of the media software and assist with resource instruction and outreach. The intern would also help collect data on the effectiveness of the program. Depending on the specific projects, portion of the work may be done remotely.

We expect the intern to gain experience in Center operations by attending monthly meetings with the Center supervisor. We also expect the intern to contribute to the Resource Center efforts to determine the effectiveness of the program by researching the literature, discussing ideas with the other librarians and proposing, planning or participating in surveys or other research methods.

The intern will assist in raising awareness among the HPH clinicians about the Medical Library resources, services and expertise.

Library/Collection Description

The Hawai‘i Pacific Health Medical Services Resource Center maintains two physical locations. The sites are the Arnold Library, located at Straub Medical Center and the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children. The Resource Center serves the four hospitals and many clinics of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health organization. The Resource Center provides medical information, resources, and services to assist clinicians with their work in patient care, education, research and management. The library maintains a small collection on training materials but the majority of the resources are provided in electronic format.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 – Introduction to Reference & Information Services (completed)
  • LIS 615 – Collection Management (completed or currently enrolled)

Prior to placement, interns must provide evidence of:

  • immunity to Rubeola (measles) or documentation of (2) MMR’s/Rubeola vaccinations or documented evidence of having the disease;
  • immunity to Rubella (German measles) or 1 MMR/Rubella vaccination or documented evidence of having the disease;
  • immunity to Varicella (chickenpox) or documentation of (2) varivax vaccinations or documented evidence of having the disease;
  • documentation of (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations or laboratory evidence of positive Hepatitis B surface antibody results or documented evidence of having the disease;
  • TB clearance, entry 2-step (current PPD) or a current PPD and one done within 12 months or a current PPD with documentation of a previous 2-step or positive PPD (date and size in mm), (1) date and results of follow-up chest x-ray after positive PPD conversion, and date of completed TB questionnaire/waiver/monitoring form (current) done at the Student’s school; and
  • Current season vaccination for influenza OR signed declaration form OR medical contraindication documentation from health care provider.

The Participating Schools shall submit documentation of the above requirements to HPH’s Health Assessment Coordinator four (4) weeks prior to the Student or faculty member’s placement at HPH; the Participating Schools acknowledge that Student and faculty member assignments to HPH are contingent, if required, on successful completion of HPH drug screen and/or criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in Medical Librarianship and the information literacy process.

Weekly Schedule

Internship days and hours will be developed based on the interns’ class schedule and the needs of the Resource Center.

Goals and Outcomes

  • An explanation of the HPH mission, goals and objectives will be discussed as well as ways in which the Resource Center supports those ends.
  • An electronic resource development project and time-line will be developed.
  • A set of desired outcomes based on the professional development goals for the intern will be developed.
  • A schedule for additional tasks will be developed.

Evaluation Methods

  • Intern and Librarian will discuss goals at the beginning of the internship.
  • Intern and Librarian will meet formally at midpoint to discuss how well goals are being met.
  • Librarian who work with intern will provide training, support, and feedback throughout the internship.

Evaluation Schedule


Contact Information

David Coleman
(808) 522-4471
Last Updated: 2017September26