Government Documents, Hamilton Library

2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI, 96822

Internship Description

Interns will assist with cataloging tasks, creating finding aids, and collection development tasks such as requesting material, evaluating new material, and identifying collection needs. Interns may also work on departmental web pages, writing guides for electronic resources relating to government information, or other projects. Interns will work part of their hours at the Government Documents & Maps reference desk.

Library/Collection Description

The Government Documents Collection contains over 2 million U.S. federal publications and publications of the United Nations and its affiliated intergovernmental organizations. It is part of the Government Documents & Maps Department.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous library experience or completion of LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services.

Desired Qualifications

  • Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in) LIS 618 Government Documents.

Weekly Schedule

Hours are flexible between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Goals and Outcomes

Knowledge of federal government, United Nations, and UN specialized agency publications; knowledge of collection development in a special collection; knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program and the United Nations depository library program.

Evaluation Methods

A written evaluation will be given using the standard LIS 690 evaluation form, and a feedback session will be scheduled.

Evaluation Schedule

The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 evaluation form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Gwen Sinclair
(808) 956-2549
Last Updated: 2013April03