Friday, October 23, 2009

HLA 2009 Conference goes interactive!

In 2009 we're going 2.0 with our HLA conference coverage, which promises to be more interactive and immediate than ever!

Find session recaps right here on the HLA Blog.

We're still looking for bloggers to contribute, so if you're interested in covering sessions, please contact me directly.

Find conference photos at the HLA group on Flickr.

And if you're bringing your camera or cameraphone along, please join the group and add your photos to the group pool. Make sure you include the tag hla09 with the tags for your photo. Note: We reserve the right to blog photos in the HLA Flickr group pool.

Tweeps! If you're going to tweet live from the conference, don't forget to add hashtag #hla09.

Libraryman at HLA 2006

The cycle
Originally uploaded by liltree

Michael Porter, aka Libraryman, presenting at HLA 2006.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

UH Manoa celebrates Open Access Week

UH Manoa, along with universities internationally, will celebrate Open Access Week, Oct. 19-23, with events that will let you explore issues and obtain information about open access. Find out more about the OA movement at these events:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hospital Medical Libraries Populate the Micronesian Region

By Arlene Cohen,
Pacific Islands Library Consultant

Two generous grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are providing funding to establish or rebuild nine hospital medical libraries in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. This exciting endeavor began in 2007 when the RWJF awarded the Ayuda Foundation in Guam a $49,000 year-long grant to support the rebuilding of the Yap State Hospital Durand Medical Library destroyed by Typhoon Sudal in 2004. The RWJF grant was written and implemented by Arlene Cohen, a retired University of Guam librarian, and Alice Hadley, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam medical librarian, together with Carlotta Leon Guerrero, Ayuda Foundation executive director, and Walden Weilbacher, the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures Secretariat and member of the Ayuda Foundation Board.

In April, 2008, after ordering the books, computers, software and materials, Cohen and Hadley visited Yap to set up the library, to organize the initial 150 book collection, and to set up the library automation software. They also trained Charlene Laamtal, the newly appointed medical librarian, about managing and promoting the library.