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

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

Internship Description

  • Directed reading of documentation for USMARC, OCLC bibliographic formats, standards and documentation, SIRSI system documentation, AACR2, LC class schedules and LCSH.
  • Hands-on searching of: OCLC database, LC authority files & schedules (via LC Classification Web), and SIRSI cataloging module.
  • Simple and complex copy cataloging on OCLC Connexion; some original cataloging on OCLC Connexion.

Library/Collection Description

The Joseph F. Smith Library supports an undergraduate, library arts university curriculum with special collections in Hawaiiana/Pacific Islands and Mormonism. The internship area of activity involves monograph cataloging of primarily English language resources in a variety of subjects.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization

Desired Qualifications

Attention to detail and an understanding of the role of cataloging in adding value to information.

Weekly Schedule

Flexible (suggested min. 2-3 hours/day, 10-15 hours/wk):
Operational hours available M-F, 8-5

Goals and Outcomes

  • To successfully apply the principles of descriptive cataloging, subject analysis and classification by integrating materials acquired by the Joseph F. Smith Library into existing collections.
  • To gain experience in using standard cataloging reference materials and applying standard cataloging tools.
  • To practice “live” cataloging and database maintenance skills using an integrated online cataloging system.

Evaluation Methods

Intern will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Understanding of the various cataloging tools and standards and their application to simple and complex copy cataloging.
  • Understanding and use of OCLC and SIRSI cataloging modules.

Evaluation Schedule

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

Contact Information

Marynelle Chew
(808) 675-3863
Last Updated: 2013April02