Don't forget to register for the 2011 HLA Conference! If you are paying by check, postmark deadline is Nov. 21. If you're paying by credit card, deadline is Nov. 27.
More information on this year's conference, "The Future of Reading," as well as the preliminary program is available on the HLA Web site.
Register now for the fifth annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program, Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Hawai`i Convention Center. Register online at www.distinctivewomenhawaii.org.
Sponsored by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities, this year's themes are ancient women of Hawai`i and women activists. Topics range from local female activists during the women's suffrage movement, Mormon missionary women, Princess Nahinu Kamehaokalani, and WWII era stories that include Korean activist Dora Moon, public health nurse Harriet Kuwamoto, and social worker Jennie Lee In. And there's poetry, paying homage to women in transition with detours and mid-life reinventions.
The program also features a performance by by Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu interpreting the roles of na wahine Hawai`i (native Hawaiian women). It has mythology, Hawaiian culture, extraordinary choreography, humor, and the excitement of well-told, fast-moving stories. Kumu Patrick is also a panelist in a follow-up presentation.
Register online to take advantage of a special offer from the Mission Houses Museum for 20 percent off Spookilau, an event exploring the paranormal in downtown Honolulu.
Kapolei Public Library
Saturday, June 18
After a brief look at binding history, this program will cover the principles of hand-binding and an overview of papers. We will be introduced to the several types of bindings, boards and cover materials in use today and see samples of each one. Finally, we will discuss the greening of the book business and its effects on the bookbinding industry today.
Ken Cannon has been a bookbinder since apprenticing in 1977 at the Robert Burlen Bookbindery (founded in 1856) in Boston under Master Bookbinder, Myron Stephens. Ken was later Vice President of the Nicholstone Bookbindery of Nashville, as well as President/CEO of Spectrum Graphics in Concord, N.H. He is now a resident of Kapolei.
You are invited to attend the upcoming ACRL Scholarly Communication 101 Road Show. The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library is honored to have been selected by ACRL to host a Scholarly Communication 101 Road Show on April 25.
They will be sending two dynamic presenters to conduct a four-hour workshop discussing important topics revolving around scholarly communication: changes in scholarly publishing and its economic issues, copyright, and open access, to name a few.
In addition, participants will have a chance to brainstorm with their colleagues about these issues as they apply to our UH system schools.
Please join us on that day at Hamilton Library on the UHM campus. Find out more and register for the event.
For more information, please contact Sara Rutter or Beth Tillinghast of the UHM Library.
Don't forget to register for the HLA Spring Meeting. Registration closes tomorrow, March 30, at midnight. Click here to register online.
Click here for more info on the April 8 meeting at the plaza club.