Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Former HLA President lands in Golden Eagles' nest

Doug Bates, former head of Joseph F. Smith Library at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and former HLA president, has taken a new position at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn., as Dean of Library and Learning Assistance. Best of luck in your new position, Doug!

RIP Debra Miyashiro

HLA mourns the passing of Debra Miyashiro, retired librarian at the state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Debra passed away on July 3 after a brief illness.

Fiji celebrates National Library Week

"Communities Thrive @ Libraries" 17th - 24th July 2010

To support this year's NLW celebrations, Fiji Library Association has designed and printed 1000 posters.

Together with Library Services of Fiji, these posters will be distributed to schools & libraries across Fiji.

For more information please contact: Sokoveti Tuimoala or Merewalesi Vueti @ Library Services of Fiji on 331 5344.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Conference proposal deadline approaching

Reminder: the proposal deadline to speak at the 2010 HLA Annual Conference deadline is 15 July.  If you you would like to present, please complete a proposal at by 15 July.

Although HLA will consider any presentation that is interesting, entertaining, and potentially useful to Hawaii's librarians, programs reflecting the conference theme, "Growing Digital: Issues and Challenges for Libraries," are encouraged. We are particularly interested in examining the challenges and opportunities facing libraries as well as the lessons learned, problems encountered, and solutions proposed to grapple with digital-related  issues. Some general ideas for programs include:

  • Digital technologies
  • Technical architecture
  • Building digital collections
  • Digitization
  • Metadata
  • Copyright
  • Rights management
  • Preservation
  • Changing user needs
  • Evaluation of digital libraries

- Dave Brier, 2010 HLA Annual Conference Chair

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hamilton Library Ground Floor reopens

Nearly six years after the flood of 2004 devastated the ground floor of Hamilton Library, renovation of the flooded areas of the UH Manoa Library was completed this spring. In late June, the Library's Government Documents & Maps collection, Serials, Acquisitions and Cataloging departments, and the UH LIS program returned to their refurbished homes in the ground floor of Phases I and II. Government Documents & Maps also now are open to the public, and walk-in service is available for the U.S. federal depository collection, the United Nations collection, and Maps, Aerial Photos, and GIS (MAGIS).

A couple of events will celebrate the return to the Ground Floor.

On Sunday, Aug. 22, the UH Manoa Library will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Information on the flood and renovation process will be on exhibit and light refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, Sept. 19, the UH LIS Program will host an open house for all UH LIS alumni to visit the renovated library school. The event, scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m., will include tours of the new facilities and light refreshments. The LIS Alumni Group is also accepting potluck contributions. Attending alums can RSVP for the event on Facebook.