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Chaminade University. Sullivan Library Internship Jaclyn Lee Parrott. Internship Talk. Where Work Roles Learn how to learn Accomplishments Evaluation. Where I worked. A BEAUTFUL CAMPUS. MY DESK. WINDOW VIEWS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. What did I work on?. Collection Development

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Chaminade University

Sullivan Library Internship

Jaclyn Lee Parrott

Internship Talk

  • Where

  • Work

  • Roles

  • Learn how to learn

  • Accomplishments

  • Evaluation

Where I worked





What did I work on?

  • Collection Development

  • Collection Management

  • World Religions LibGuide

  • Copy Cataloging

  • Edited Procedures Manual

  • Circulation Training

  • ProQuest Meeting

Collection Development

+ Collection Management


24 Undergraduate fields

Religious Studies Requirements:

RE 103 (when freshman)

RE 205, 211 or 300 level course (1 of 3 when junior)

Other course in: Scripture, Church History, Christology, Spirituality

Sullivan Library

70,000 print

34,000 digital monographs

239 print journals

19,000 online FT journals

  • Background Information: Purpose, Audience, Scope

  • Program, course descriptions

  • Analyze syllabi, faculty

  • Collection Development Policy

  • Circulation Analysis

  • Other statistics (ILL, Electronic Resources)

  • Define existing collection

  • LC Subject Headings, Check catalog

  • Resources for reviews

  • Annotated list of titles to purchase

  • Budget

Class B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion



BP-Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy



BS-The Bible

BT-Doctrinal Theology

BV-Practical Theology

BX-Christian Denominations

Open Access Databases:

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

Digital Scriptorium

Open Access Journals:

Early Church Fathers

Theological Librarianship


Online Books Page--Religion (University of Pennsylvania)

Sacred Texts-British Library


  • Criteria for Removal:

  • Lack of value to the collection.

  • Availability of more in-depth, accurate and valuable resources.

  • Superseded editions.

  • Physical condition.

  • Lack of demand.

  • Multiple copies.

  • Lack of relevance to curriculum and mission of the University.


RE 103

Copy Cataloging and Processing

SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and OCLC Connexion




Edited Procedures Manual





Roles I played

  • Collection Development Librarian

  • Reference Librarian

  • Cataloger

  • Circulation Assistant

  • Colleague

What I learned

  • Takeaway #1

    Be assertive

  • Takeaway #2

    Follow deadlines I set

  • Takeaway #3

    Be more assertive!

Personal and Professional Accomplishments

  • SLO 1c) Develop and apply critical thinking skills in preparation for professional practice

  • SLO 2c) Develop, manage, and assess information services for specific users and communities

Personal and Professional Accomplishments Continued…

  • SLO 3b) Organize, create, archive, and manage collections of information resources following professional standards

  • SLO 3c) Search, retrieve, and synthesize information from a variety of systems and sources

Personal and Professional Accomplishments Continued…

  • SLO 4b) Integrate emerging technologies into professional practice

  • SLO 4c) Apply current research findings to professional practice

  • SLO 5a) Communicate and collaborate with diverse colleagues, information seekers, and community stakeholders

Evaluation of the Experience

  • Flexible schedule

  • People are helpful if you let them be

  • Positive work environment

  • I was treated with respect

  • Should have taken more advantage of colleagues expertise

  • I learned a lot

  • I wish there was more time to learn more stuff there


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