Nānākuli Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

89-070 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792, United

Internship Description

The internship will give the intern valuable experience with community outreach and programming in the Public Library setting. Interns will be expected to propose and conduct two programs or community outreach initiatives. Additionally, the intern will work the library’s reference desk and learn about the public library’s collection development process and initiatives.

Library/Collection Description

Nānākuli Public Library is the newest library branch in the Hawaii State Public Library System. The library serves the communities of Maili and Nānākuli, a total population of about 26,500. The library offers a growing collection of roughly 25,000 books, DVDs, and CDs. Most of the library’s collection is comprised of popular/recent materials as well as a few classic titles. The library is unique in that it was built with a lot of community input and offers multiple meeting room spaces for the public to rent out and a recording studio designed to record oral histories of the community.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of:

  • LIS 601 – Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

Interest in community outreach and programming in the Public Library setting.

Weekly Schedule

Mon 4-8, Wed 10-2, Saturday 10-2 (hours are flexible and can be tailored to the intern’s school schedule)

Goals and Outcomes

The intern will gain experience assessing the library’s service community, providing Reference Services, and planning and conducting targeted programs.

Evaluation Methods

Supervising librarian will give the intern a midterm evaluation and a final evaluation following the LIS 690 evaluation form.

Evaluation Schedule

Midterm evaluation will be given at the end of the eighth week and the final evaluation will be given at the end of internship.

Contact Information

Kelsey Domingo
(808) 668-5844
Last Updated: 2018May07