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.
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.
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.
The 2012 HLA Spring Meeting will be held at Sea Life Park's Sea Lion Cafe on Friday, April 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Jeff Pawloski, the curator at Sea Life Park. Jeff oversees animal care and educational outreach for Sea Life Park, and will sharing programming ideas for you library and discuss the resources he uses in his work.
Cost is $25 for HLA members, $20 for LIS students and $30 for non-members. Cost includes dinner and full-day admission to the park. Registration details coming soon.
For the fifth consecutive year, the school library media specialization in the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Library and Information Science graduate program has been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012." It was ranked eighth in the top ten. U.S. News and World Report analyzes more than 12,000 different graduate program areas for this special report. Rankings are based on expert opinions regarding program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of the faculty, research, and students.
"The ICS department is extremely proud of the five-year sustained record of excellence made by the LIS program's school library media specialization for having the U.S. News and World Report name it in the top 10 out of more than 12,000 different graduate program areas programs nationally," Martha Crosby, Information and Computer Sciences department chair, said in a press release.
The graduates of the LIS Program make up 85 percent of the Hawaii DOE's school library workforce. Several of them have received national recognition. In 2007, Kapolei High School Library, led by Carolyn Kirio and Sandy Yamamoto, was cited as the National School Library Media Program of the Year by the American Association of School Librarians. This year, Kailua Elementary Library was selected as one of 35 exemplary programs across the nation by the AASL, and librarian Darren Tanaka was commended for his innovative approaches to learning.