Reference, Law Library

2525 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI, 96822

Internship Description

Web Design and Maintenance

Intern will receive training in web design and construction (some prior experience is preferred) to create webpages in order to assist students, faculty, library staff, and public patrons. Projects will include one or more of the following based on the intern’s abilities and preferences:

  • Updating, maintaining and enhancing the WSR Law Library website
  • Creating set of webpages to guide public patrons in the use of the Law Library, including where to find legal resources online
  • Creating reference pages such as web portals, such as Pacific Island legal resources, student research guides, and online tutorials
  • Creating online intranet training guides for undergraduate library assistants
  • Maintaining and updating the intranet library staff pages regarding references services, sources, and questions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve site problems
  • Test new ways to improve the usability and navigation of the website
  • Assist staff with web-based instructional programs and presentations
  • Collecting and analyzing online usage statistics and reference statistics using Excel and Access
  • Answering email reference questions

Library/Collection Description

The WSR Law Library serves the needs of the law school faculty and students, and secondarily the attorneys and the public. Its collection includes primary and secondary legal materials and legal periodicals, both in print, microform and online format. The staff includes five librarians and four paraprofessionals.

Required Qualifications

  • Interest in law librarianship
  • Familiarity with basic Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access
  • Experience with HTML/CSS

Desired Qualifications

  • Legal reference knowledge and experience
  • Basic UNIX/Linux, Adobe Photoshop & Dreamweaver skills
  • Strong writing, problem-solving, and creativity skills
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail

Weekly Schedule

Internship will be approximately 10 hours a week, and the hours can be adjusted according to class schedules.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Understanding of legal sources, both in print and online.
  • Experience in website design, development, and maintenance.
  • Experience in providing legal reference in an online format.
  • Understanding of online usage and reference statistics.

Evaluation Methods

The intern will receive feedback throughout the internship.

Evaluation Schedule

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

Contact Information

Vicki Szymczak
(808) 956-5581
Last Updated: 2013April03