Kaimuki Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

1041 Koko Head Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Internship Description

We are a large and busy regional public library with five librarians; Juvenile, Young Adult, two Adult Reference, and an Adult/Hawaiian. We have an excellent collection of 130,000 items for a multicultural and diverse patron base—especially since we are the only library in town open on Sundays. We also service many public and private schools in the area. Our public toddler storytime is every Sunday at 10:30am; school storytimes are held weekly as needed.

Library/Collection Description

Public librarian internship would focus on all collection areas to give internees an experiencing working with the different librarians.  This includes: children’s/YA/AV/Adult library services, collection development (selection, ordering, & weeding), & programming (storytimes, class visits, and general public programs). The intern would work 10-15 hours a week. Internees can also select a project to complete by the end of the internship in their area of choice.

Required Qualifications

  • Pre-requisite: LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organizations
  • Interest in public library services
  • Ability to communicate with patrons of various ages, ethnic groups, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Familiarity with Horizon iPac (Additional training will be provided)

Weekly Schedule

Flexible; prefer some Sunday hours.

Temporary Library hours:
Sun: 10am-4pm
Mon & Tues: 10am-7pm
Weds & Thurs 10am-6pm
Fri 11am-4pm

May also consider doing a distance learning internship with a focus on digital services, creating resource material for the library, and assisting on current projects.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Provide reference services to walk-in and telephone patrons of all ages.
  • Successfully conduct searches using our Horizon database.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of the Public Access Catalog and other electronic databases available at the library
  • Assist in collection development—selecting materials for the collection and/or weeding part of the collection
  • Complete one or more projects that may include: Conduct a pre-school storytime and craft, a booktalk, planning and organizing a library program, assist in analyzing a collection, and any other ongoing project.

Evaluation Methods

  • Informal feedback on a weekly basis to clarify expectations and evaluate progress.
  • Written evaluation using LIS 690 Student Evaluation Form

Evaluation Schedule

  • Weekly oral dialogue
  • Written evaluation – midterm and final

Contact Information

Lea Domingo
(808) 733-8422
Last Updated: 2020October22