Edwin H. Mookini Library, University of Hawaii at Hilo (Online Internship/Online Instruction)

200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720 (Online Internship/Online Instruction)

Internship Description

This internship will provide an LIS student with training and experience with various online instruction duties and projects.  These may include synchronous online workshop sessions for core undergraduate courses as well as the creation of tutorials, infographics, guides, games, or other online instructional materials and assessments designed around the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.  The internship may be customized depending on the interests of the intern and goals of the library.

Library/Collection Description

The Edwin H. Mookini Library, completed in 1981, serves as the general academic library for both UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College. These two campuses together offer a variety of academic programs from the associate to doctoral level.

Required Qualifications

LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

LIS 686 Information Literacy & Learning Resources

Or significant interest in academic librarianship and information literacy.

Weekly Schedule

Approximately 10 hours per week. Specific schedule to be determined jointly by the intern and the supervising librarian.

Goals and Outcomes

Experience with teaching information literacy concepts via online workshops and tutorials.  Ability to effectively create multimedia resources.  Specific goals will be determined by the student’s background and areas of interest, as well as department projects and needs at the time of the internship.

Evaluation Methods

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

Evaluation Schedule

A letter of assignment will list duties for the semester with expected deadlines.  Regular reports and discussions with the supervising librarian are expected.  Verbal and written feedback will be provided to the intern on an ongoing basis, including during scheduled meetings via Zoom.  At the end of the semester, the intern will be evaluated using the LIS 690 evaluation form.

Contact Information

Brian Bays
(808) 932-7310
Last Updated: 2021October25