The Hawaii Library Association is pleased to announce the first in a series of free continuing education webinars in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Library Information Science Program and the UH student chapter of the American Library Association.
The series will feature LIS student work completed under the guidance of LIS Program faculty and will address topics of current interest in part identified by you. The sessions will allow for dialogue between the presenter and participants and will be recorded for future viewing on the HLA Web site.
The first session, "Rescuing Books: Emergency Response Basics (911 for Books)," is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10-10:45 a.m., and will be presented by Malia Van Heukelem, preservation management specialist at UH Manoa's Hamilton Library.
Van Heukelem will cover how to dry a wet book, clean mold, dry clean a book, prevent insect infestations, as well as provide some emergency response resources.
Van Heukelem, a first-year LIS student, was hired to continue the flood recovery work on maps and aerial photographs last year. She recently transitioned to a full-time position which includes disaster planning, response and integrated pest management. She has many years experience working in special collections and archives.