Manoa Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

2716 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

Internship Description

Manoa Public Library is a very busy, community centered library located in Manoa Valley. The Young Adult librarian serves as selector and steward of the Young Adult Collection and assists the Adult Librarian with collection maintenance as needed. The main strengths of our YA collection is diversity, Fantasy, and alternative formats (graphic novels and manga). Manoa Public Library’s patrons are voracious readers and because of this, we are consistently one of the highest circulating libraries in the entire HSPLS system.

Library/Collection Description

The intern will assist in reference duties, collection development and maintenance, outreach and programming, and everything in between. This internship will expose participants to the realities of working in a public library and the collaborative effort it takes to keep them running. Though it will not be a major function of their duties, interns will also be briefly trained in circulation duties consistent with what happens in real world librarianship.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

The ideal applicant is personable and flexible. We never know who is going to walk in the door or what our days will be like so the ability to adapt is necessary. Customer service experience isn’t required but is a plus.

Weekly Schedule

Flexible depending on intern availability. Working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Saturday – 8am-5pm Wednesday and Thursday – 11am-8pm. Fridays are short days (and my off day) so they aren’t very good for hands-on experience. Two 5 hours shifts a week is preferred but we can work with the student.

Goals and Outcomes

  • SLO1 – Provide Information Services
  • SLO 5 – Analyze and apply knowledge about information needs and perspectives of diverse communities
  • SLO6 – Demonstrate skills necessary to manage and work effectively within information organizations.

Evaluation Methods

Intern supervisor will create a rubric with metrics (does not meet expectations, meets expectations, exceeds expectations) with the intern duties including but not limited to: creating a teen booklist, providing reference services, creating two suggestion lists to send to the State Library for consideration on future order lists, two program or outreach events, one directed at young adults, one directed at general public. This rubric will be drafted and sent to the intern before their first day.

Evaluation Schedule

Day one: overview, midpoint (date TBD) check in, and final evaluation before the intern’s last day if possible.

Contact Information

Stefannye Slaughter
Last Updated: 2022February28