Kapolei Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

1020 Manawai St., Kapolei, HI, 96707

Internship Description

This internship will provide the opportunity to observe and participate in collection management, reference, programming and other aspects of operations in a large public library. The applicant will be able to work at 4 different reference desks, Adult Nonfiction; Adult Fiction, Audio Visual and Hawaiiana; Young Adult and Children’s.

Library/Collection Description

Kapolei Public Library is the newest and second largest of the 51 libraries in the Hawaii State Public Library System. The Library’s collection, which is now approximately up to 125,000 items, will grow considerably over the next year. We have a full time staff of 24, and emphasize providing quality programming and public service in a friendly, yet professional, environment.

Required Qualifications

Completed or concurrent enrollment in:

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services
  • LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Profession

Desired Qualifications

  • Willingness to learn the principles and practices of professional librarianship, with an emphasis on reference and collection management.
  • Reliable self-starter who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Weekly Schedule

Flexible; the Library is open 6 days and two evenings (Tues., Wed.) a week. 10 hours a week, for 15 weeks, totaling 150 hours.

Goals and Outcomes

This is a unique opportunity to learn important aspects of professional librarianship in a large public library. Reference, collection management and programming skills will be learned in a hands-on situation.

Evaluation Methods

Periodic formal and informal evaluations and discussions.

Evaluation Schedule

The supervising librarian will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Peter Kanehiro
(808) 693-7050
Last Updated: 2019January30