Thursday, October 18, 2012

Continuing education series kicks off

The Hawaii Library Association is pleased to announce the first in a series of free continuing education webinars in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Library Information Science Program and the UH student chapter of the American Library Association.

The series will feature LIS student work completed under the guidance of LIS Program faculty and will address topics of current interest in part identified by you. The sessions will allow for dialogue between the presenter and participants and will be recorded for future viewing on the HLA Web site.

The first session, "Rescuing Books: Emergency Response Basics (911 for Books)," is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10-10:45 a.m., and will be presented by Malia Van Heukelem, preservation management specialist at UH Manoa's Hamilton Library.

Van Heukelem will cover how to dry a wet book, clean mold, dry clean a book, prevent insect infestations, as well as provide some emergency response resources.

Van Heukelem, a first-year LIS student, was hired to continue the flood recovery work on maps and aerial photographs last year. She recently transitioned to a full-time position which includes disaster planning, response and integrated pest management. She has many years experience working in special collections and archives.

To register for the webinar, please e-mail HLA Continuing Education by Monday, Nov. 5. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to access the webinar through the UH Halawai system.

In addition to registering for this webinar, other issues regarding continuing education, including future webinar topics, may be forwarded to Matt Brown, the LIS student representative to the HLA Board, via the continuing education email address.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Register now for HLA 2012!

Registration for the 2012 HLA Conference is now open! Click here to register for the Conference.

This year's Conference takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Themed "Managing Collections in a Networked Age," the Conference will focus on some of the latest trends in collection development and their impact on librarians' work.

Registration cost is $120 for HLA members and $70 for student members. Non-members may also register for $170, $120 for students. Registration includes continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and snacks.

Deadline to register is Nov. 19, 2012.

For more information on the conference, including details on hotel reservations, please visit the HLA Web site.