If you are interested in presenting at the 2013 HLA Conference, please submit a speaker proposal by Tuesday, April 23.
This year's conference takes place Nov. 8 - 9 at the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina on Oahu.
Although we will consider any presentation that is interesting, entertaining, and potentially useful to the HLA community, programs reflecting the conference theme, "Teaching Library Instruction & Information Literacy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions," are encouraged.
For more information on this year's conference theme, visit the HLA Web site.
HLA Spring Meeting Set
Join the Hawaii Library Association for its annual spring meeting Saturday, May 11, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Conference Room. The program features guest speakers Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young with a special screening of their documentary, "The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii."
Cost is $20 general admission, $15 for students, and includes a light meal.
For more information, please contact Susan or Christina.
Continuing Education Series Kicks Off
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.
Register Now for HLA 2012!
Registration for the 2012 HLA Conference is now open!
This year's Conference takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Themed "Managing Collections in a Networked Age," the Conference will focus on some of the latest trends in collection development and their impact on librarians' work.
Registration cost is $120 for HLA members and $70 for student members. Non-members may also register for $170, $120 for students. Registration includes continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and snacks.
Deadline to register is Nov. 19, 2012.
Former HLA President Honored
2009 HLA President Sheryl Lynch was named the 2012 recipient of the HPR Cornerstone Award for her service as a volunteer with Hawaii Public Radio and as Aloha Shorts House Manager. Lynch has also coordinated HLA volunteer opportunities at HPR. Congratulations to Lynch on the honor.