The WCC library moved to a new building in 2012 that came with an archive room. Due to lack of staffing, the archives has yet to be set up. The internship will consist of evaluating the materials in the room and creating a plan for making the archives accessible. The materials are chiefly related to WCC with some materials related to Windward Oʻahu.
Windward Community College is a two year degree granting academic institution in the UH System serving nearly 3,000 students with a variety of backgrounds and needs. The library collection serves to support teaching and learning in curricular program subjects. The collection includes approximately 50K volumes and about 100K electronic titles. WCC’s library shares its learning commons with several academic support services. Students and staff alike enjoy the library’s great views and coffee shop.
- LIS 658 – Archival & Special Collections Management
- Ability to solve problems and think outside of the box
- Ability to carefully handle archival materials
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to follow archival standards.
Approximately 10 hours per week within the Library’s open hours:
Mon-Thu: 8am – 9 pm ; Fri 8 am – 5 pm
Most of the time will be spent in the archives.
Goals and Outcomes
- Survey the collection to identify processing and preservation priorities
- Write a processing plan and document decisions
- Arrange and organize an archival collection
- Describe the collection following archival standards
- Create a finding aid
- Assess materials for deterioration and other preservation concerns
- Implement appropriate storage and housing for materials
The intern will work with the supervising librarian at the beginning of the semester to create an assessment plan. This involves setting measurable outcomes, measurement methods, and using results to affect change.
The intern will receive ongoing feedback throughout the semester. Midterm and end of semester evaluations will use the LIS 960 Intern Evaluation Form and the individual’s assessment plan.
- Mariko Kershaw
- (808) 235-7439