Monday, April 26, 2010

HLA Professional Development Survey

The Hawaii Library Association is conducting a professional development survey to help select and plan training for Hawaii's librarians to ensure our continued professionalism. Please take a few minutes to answer the 8-question survey and let us know your thoughts and opinions on what you consider your professional development needs.

The survey is available until May 22, 2010.

Click here to participate in the HLA professional development survey.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Serials Cataloging Workshop

Eugene Dickerson
Eugene Dickerson

Kimball Boone, Eric Leong and Carrie YoungThe Technical Services Section of HLA sponsored the SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, conducted by Eugene Dickerson, lead librarian for cataloging, U.S. Department of State, Ralph J. Bunche Library. The one-day workshop was held on March 17 in a marvelous technology classroom at the Joseph F. Smith Library at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Fifteen individuals, including librarians from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, BYUH, Hawai‘i State Archives, Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University, Pacific Rim Bible College and the Library and Information Science Program at UH attended. Mahalo to Keiko Okuhara of the Law School for arranging the workshop and to Kimball Boone of BYUH for his assistance in securing the location and facilitating printing of the workshop materials.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Minister launches Bougainville library project

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson launched the Bougainville library project and Web site on Tuesday, March 30, at a function in Wellington.

The Bougainville Library Trust was established by writer Lloyd Jones, author of Mister Pip, a novel set on the island of Bougainville during the crisis in the 1990s.

In 2007, Mister Pip gained international acclaim winning the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award and being short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. It also drew international attention to the ten year long crisis in Bougainville.