Joseph F. Smith Library (Archives), Brigham Young University-Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui St., Laie, HI, 96762

Internship Description

The intern will gain training and experience in providing reference and collection management service in the Joseph F. Smith Library University Archives, and in one or more areas of interest: collection development, resource creation (e.g. LibGuides, Finding Aids, videos), cataloging, preservation, and curation. Option for online internship experiences possible upon request and pending project availability.

Library/Collection Description

Brigham Young University-Hawaii is a four-year degree-granting academic institution in the Brigham Young University 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 archival collection includes manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts, primarily focused on Hawaii and the Pacific, and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • LIS 601 – Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 652 – Introduction to Archives Management

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with creation of finding aids
  • Understanding of the WWW
  • Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail under minimal supervision (after training)
  • Effective written and verbal communications

Intern must be willing to abide by the BYU-Hawaii Honor Code Dress & Grooming Standards while on campus.

Weekly Schedule

Approximately 10 hours per week. Specific schedule to be determined jointly by student intern and Associate Archivist (supervisor).

Goals and Outcomes

Introduction to and experience with University Archives services and collections. Intern will gain an overall understanding of archival management in a university archive, and will benefit from practical experience in the handling and processing of special collections: policies and procedures, collection acquisition, preservation, and access.

Evaluation Methods

Intern will be evaluated in the following areas: willingness to learn, reliability, ability to complete tasks and assignments in an efficient and timely manner, ability to communicate effectively, ability to conduct self in a poised and professional manner. Interns will be expected to demonstrate progressive knowledge and skill over the course of the semester.

Evaluation Schedule

Intern will receive ongoing feedback throughout the internship; formal evaluation at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Gailyn Bopp
(808) 675-3880
Last Updated: 2017May10