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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

Chaminade University

Sullivan Library Internship

Jaclyn Lee Parrott

Internship talk
Internship Talk

  • Where

  • Work

  • Roles

  • Learn how to learn

  • Accomplishments

  • Evaluation

What did i work on
What did I work on?

  • Collection Development

  • Collection Management

  • World Religions LibGuide

  • Copy Cataloging

  • Edited Procedures Manual

  • Circulation Training

  • ProQuest Meeting

Collection development
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  • Superseded editions.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.

Springershare libguide

RE 103

Copy cataloging and processing
Copy Cataloging and Processing

SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and OCLC Connexion





Edited Procedures Manual





Roles i played
Roles I played

  • Collection Development Librarian

  • Reference Librarian

  • Cataloger

  • Circulation Assistant

  • Colleague

What i learned
What I learned

  • Takeaway #1

    Be assertive

  • Takeaway #2

    Follow deadlines I set

  • Takeaway #3

    Be more assertive!

Personal and professional accomplishments
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
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 continued1
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
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