Friday, June 24, 2011

LIS program seeks your input

The University of Hawaii's Library and Information Science Program is in the process of re-examining its required core
courses and is seeking valuable feedback on this matter from information professionals in the community. This is a voluntary
activity; if you have a few minutes, please help by completing the LIS curriculum survey.

If you have questions about the survey's content, please contact the chair of the LIS Curriculum Committee, Violet Harada. If you have technical problems, please contact Dore Minatodani.

The survey closes July 31.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Help rebuild libraries in Alabama

In the aftermath of the historic storms of April 27, the Alabama Library Association has established a special account to serve as a collection point for those wanting to help the numerous libraries and communities affected by the storms. These funds will be distributed by the Association Executive Council with input from the Alabama Public Library Service, Alabama School Library Association and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.

For more information on how you can help the rebuilding efforts in Alabama, visit the ALA's Helping Libraries page.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kapolei hosts show-and-tell lecture on bookbinding

The Art of Bookbinding with Ken Cannon, bookbinder

Kapolei Public Library
Saturday, June 18
10:30 a.m.

After a brief look at binding history, this program will cover the principles of hand-binding and an overview of papers. We will be introduced to the several types of bindings, boards and cover materials in use today and see samples of each one. Finally, we will discuss the greening of the book business and its effects on the bookbinding industry today.

Ken Cannon has been a bookbinder since apprenticing in 1977 at the Robert Burlen Bookbindery (founded in 1856) in Boston under Master Bookbinder, Myron Stephens. Ken was later Vice President of the Nicholstone Bookbindery of Nashville, as well as President/CEO of Spectrum Graphics in Concord, N.H. He is now a resident of Kapolei.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Med School director new NLM Board chair

Virginia "Ginny" Tanji, director of the health sciences library at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, has been elected to serve as chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. Her appointment comes as NLM prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, which will include a special exhibit that focuses on native peoples, including Native Hawaiians.

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health. Tanji is one of only two health sciences librarians currently serving on the board. Eight other board members were appointed from leaders in the fields of medicine, dentistry, public health, hospital administration, pharmacology and bioinformatics. The board meets three times a year to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the director of NLM on matters related to the library.

Tanji said preparation has been underway for some time for this fall's 175th anniversary celebration, which will include the opening of a special exhibit titled Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concept of Illness, on Oct. 5, at the national medical library, which is located in Bethesda, Md.