Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Vice President Aaron Sigrah, Secretary Karleen M. Samuel, Treasurer Lydia Tibon and members of the PIALA Executive Board join me in extending wishes for a very Merry Christmas to all the HLA members, families and friends from all over the globe. As a partner association in education and training for the development of libraries and librarians in the Pacific, PIALA want to thank HLA for the past years to be part of this very important mission. We send our warmest wishes for a happy holiday and renew commitment in the New Year 2012. Our sincerest wishes are to battle together to find ways and opportunities to work together to be updated with the advance education and training of our membership. My fellow PIALA Officers and Executive Board Members join me, therefore, to wish HLA members a Christmas abundant with blessings of health, peace and happiness. And may the blessing of Christmas also enrich your lives and your loved ones' the New Year through.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Atarino A Helieisar, PIALA President
Monday, December 12, 2011
|PIALA President Atarino Heilieisar and HLA President Stewart Chun exchange gifts at the HLA Business Meeting. photo by Andrew Wertheimer|
As the first recipient of the Karen M. Peacock Memorial PIALA Scholarship Award, PIALA President Atarino Heilieisar attended the Hawaii Library Association annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 5. He attended the business meeting and presented gifts from PIALA to HLA President Stewart Chun and expressed his appreciation for receiving the scholarship. During the conference he also met HLA Vice-president/President-elect Christine Pawliuk and members of the HLA board. Atarino presented a session on "Experiences with HLA: a personal story" and answered several questions about PIALA and Micronesia. On Dec. 6, Atarino attended the cataloging post-conference "Workshop on RDA," presented by Chris Cronin from the University of Chicago. After an informal dinner with Daniel Peacock, Jane Barnwell, and Ruth Horie, Atarino returned to Pohnpei on Dec. 7.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
- Preference of print
- No clear need to change
- Needs are already met through apps on other devices
- Confusion about what to buy
- Confusion about when to buy
- Decision to “wait and see” what becomes available
Hurdles to comfortable eReader use:
Scanning: reading for structure and ideas
-- Stacey Judy
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
- Mr. Stein referred several times to the thinking of Marshall McLuhan, a visionary in the field of media studies.
- Stein urged the audience to pay attention to gaming culture (eg World of Warcraft where players construct their own narrative).
- He believes that there are changing notions of privacy, and that people have a strong desire to share things online.
- He described his constantly shifting definition of "book," saying that we have to "redefine the boundary of the book." His current description of a book is "any place where thinking is happening."