|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.