University Archives & Manuscripts, Hamilton Library (Processing Only)

2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI, 96822

Internship Description

The processing intern will have the opportunity to perform duties that focus on arrangement and description of archival materials, specifically: processing materials, creating finding aids using ArchivesSpace (archival data management system), and assessing collections.

Library/Collection Description

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department manages archival collections including the University Archives and various manuscript collections such as the Congressional Papers Collection, Hawai’i War Records Depository, Japanese American Veterans Collection, and more. The collections document the people, history, culture, and politics of Hawai’i. These collections support scholarly research, teaching and public awareness, as well as promote an understanding of Hawai’i’s rich multicultural heritage.

Required Qualifications

LIS 651 Archival Arrangement & Description (which itself has a prerequisite of LIS 654 Archival Ethics & Professions).

Desired Qualifications

Good organizational and computer skills. Experience or knowledge of preservation issues of historical material. Willingness to pursue research to develop knowledge about the collection(s).

Weekly Schedule

Hours are flexible; 10-12 hours per week to be scheduled between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday (150 hours total). Minimum of two hours per session.

Goals and Outcomes

The overall goal is to gain hands-on experience working in an archival repository. Specific goal(s) will be established in discussion with the supervisor(s).

Evaluation Methods

Ongoing informal feedback throughout the semester.

Evaluation Schedule

The LIS 690 Evaluation Form will be completed by the supervising librarian at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Leilani Dawson (Manuscript Collections Archivist), Dawn Sueoka (Congressional Papers Archivist), or Helen Wong Smith (Archivist for University Records)
(808) 956-6047
Last Updated: 2020January23