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

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

Internship Description

Students will participate in reference activities including helping with the newly established information commons. They will also participate in the bibliographic instruction program which involves teaching most of the students on campus.

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 includes reference service and library instruction.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601: Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • Desire to serve patrons and help students with information needs.
  • Ability to conduct bibliographic instruction.

Weekly Schedule

Approximately 10 hours per week. Specific schedule to be determined jointly by the students and reference librarians.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Introduction to and experience with reference services.
  • Introduction to the concept of an information commons.
  • Bibiliographic instruction – interaction with students and faculty.

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

Becky DeMartini
(808) 675-3946
Last Updated: 2013April02