Waianae Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

85-625 Farrington Hwy., Waiʻanae, HI, 96792

Internship Description

Provide general reference services including: teaching the public to search the catalog, internet, and online database, use word processing programs, and library e-resources. Special projects as agreed upon.

Library/Collection Description

Waianae Public Library is a small library serving a population of 28,000 on the Westside coast from Maili to Makaha. Schools include Waianae H.S., Intermediate, and Elementary as well as several charter schools. The collection includes 54,520 volumes.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in working with the public

Weekly Schedule

Flexible depending on LIS class schedule. The library is open 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mon-Sat and 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wed. Intern should be able to work at least one Saturday and one evening a month.

Goals and Outcomes

A basic understanding of public service in a small community centered library.

Evaluation Methods

At the start of the internship, the supervisor and intern will establish specific goals and criteria. The supervisor will provide training, support, and informal feedback throughout the internship.

Evaluation Schedule

The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Sheryl Lynch
(808) 697-7868
Last Updated: 2015September16