William S. Richardson School of Law Library
Cataloging, Technical Services and Public Services
Description of library/collection
The law library supports the teaching and research of the law school. The core law library collection includes federal and state statutes, case law and regulatory law; secondary legal information sources such as legal journals, encyclopedias, looseleaf services and treatises; a small government documents collection; and a number of legal and non-legal online resources, including Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis. The staff includes five librarians and four paraprofessionals.
Description of internship
The intern would rotate through law library departments, learning how an academic law library functions and developing skills in each area of work. This would include circulation, reserves, reference, cataloging, processing of materials and law library administration.
Required pre-requisite courses
Basic cataloging and an introductory course in librarianship/libraries.
An interest in law librarianship and excellent computer skills.
The intern would work approximately 10 hours per week. Hours can be adjusted according to class schedules.
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected
The intern would gain knowledge and experience in an academic law library environment. This would include learning legal information resources, including print, electronic and microform; Library of Congress classifications for law; basic legal reference; academic law library policies and procedures; and some law library administration. The intern would obtain experience in cataloging and processing legal materials, working with patrons at the circulation desk, and conducting basic legal reference under the supervision of a librarian.
The intern will receive feedback throughout the internship. The Evaluation of Student Intern form will be completed.
The Evaluation of Student Intern form will be completed at mid-term and at the end of the semester by the supervising librarian (s).