James & Abigail Campbell Library, University of Hawaii at West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707

Internship Description

The intern will be given the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of areas that are essential to academic librarianship. Special projects may include assisting with library instruction, open educational resource training and promotion, reference services, and archival duties. Efforts will be made to tailor special projects to the unique interests of the intern.

Library/Collection Description

The James & Abigail Campbell Library, in supporting the mission of the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, is committed to providing excellent, user-centered service in meeting the informational needs of students, faculty and staff. Using innovative technologies, our librarians develop, organize, preserve and deliver scholarly print and electronic resources and instruction that empower students to become engaged, life-long learners. Through our services, collections, teaching and outreach, the library honors and supports diverse learning styles, perspectives and interests intrinsic to a liberal arts education.

Required Qualifications

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 610 Foundations of Information Professions

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who works well with others and needs minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented
  • Interest in gaining experience in academic librarianship at a four-year university

Weekly Schedule

Flexible. 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Minimum of two hours per session.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Familiarity with the wide range of skills expected of academic librarians
  • Introduction to and experience with teaching information literacy concepts (via in-person instruction or online tutorials)
  • Ability to effectively create multimedia resources

Evaluation Methods

Verbal and written feedback will be provided to the intern on an ongoing basis, including during scheduled monthly meetings. The standard LIS 690 evaluation form will be completed at the end of the internship.

Evaluation Schedule

Monthly update meetings between the student and the supervisor will occur during the course of the internship. Formal evaluation, using the LIS 690 evaluation form, will be submitted at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Carina Chernisky
(808) 689-2710
Last Updated: 2020January14