Health Sciences Library, John A. Burns School of Medicine ▶️

651 Ilalo St., Honolulu, HI, 96813

Internship Description

The Health Sciences Library offers a wide variety of options for selected interns. While we have very little face-to-face reference, we try to include interns in every aspect of the work we do. The director has extensive experience in collection development, copyright, and resource licensing. The public service librarian can include the intern in various instruction related activities and the technical services librarian has significant knowledge with cataloging and web management. We always have a plethora of projects to participate in from digitization to data management, utilizing ScholarSpace and Evols.

Library/Collection Description

The Health Sciences Library serves the students, faculty, researchers and staff of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Cancer Research Center of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The library has a small print collection with most journal runs starting from 1980, popular medical textbooks and monographs. Most of the collection is available online, including medical texts and journals.

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services.

Desired Qualifications

  • An interest in multiple aspects of librarianship
  • A desire to participate in random projects
  • The ability to think outside the box

Weekly Schedule

The Health Sciences Library is open Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. We are not open on weekends. We happily accommodate any proposed schedule during those work hours.

Goals and Outcomes

We aim to give prospective interns a wide range of opportunities. We expect our interns to participate in whatever we are doing with the expectation that they gain experience in work they wouldn’t get in school and help them find a focus on what aspects of librarianship interest them the most.

Evaluation Methods

We utilize the Basecamp interface to track the daily work, communicate on projects, and link documents of importance like policy and procedure. All the librarians who have interaction with the interns will be included in discussion with the interns throughout the semester and when the internship evaluations are due.

Evaluation Schedule

Throughout the semester.

Contact Information

Kristen Anderson
(808) 692-0823
Last Updated: 2016December05