Conferences! What to Expect When You’re Attending

image(1)Planning on attending a conference and don’t know what to expect?  Hear from current LIS students, alumni and librarians for tips on getting the most out of your conference experience, whether national or local!  Q&A to follow.

All are welcome to attend!

Thursday April 30
LIS/Hamilton 2K


– Current LIS student Meera Garud

– KCC Reference Librarian Kara Plamann Wagoner

– KCC Hawaiian Resources Librarian Annie Thomas

– Professor Emeritus Dr. Violet Harada

Donate Children’s Books for a New Library in Ghana! 

ALA Hawai‘i Student Chapter (ALAsc) is running a collection drive for books to send to a library in Luvudo Village in Ghana. We will have a drop box in the LIS diner from Tuesday, March 3 (evening) until Monday, March 16 afternoon.

Amy Hengst (a friend of our treasurer, Meera), is going with Adanu back to Luvudo Village in the Ho region in eastern Ghana to help commemorate a new school library that she supported a few years ago. Amy is looking for book donations, especially books with African characters and stories, and educational texts.  Stories of children from other countries and places would also be welcome! Books can be new, used and/or former library books.

If you can’t donate books and would like to donate money, the money would go toward books and school supplies. If you’re on a neighbor island, consider mailing your books to us. Please email us for details on these two options.

Please help ALAsc support this new library in Ghana, and drop off books by Monday, March 16. Time is limited because Amy is leaving in April, and we need to mail the books to her in California so she can pack them in her suitcase.

Critical Understanding of Collection Development lecture

Dr. Debbie Reese will be giving a lecture on March 4th (Wednesday) on the critical understanding of collection development.  The lecture will take place in Hamilton Library Room 3F at 4:30p.m.  The topic of the lecture is #WeNeedDiverseBooks, which will be about ways to help create interest in diverse books and authors.

All welcome!! Refreshments will be provided.


Banned Books Week – September 24, 2014

Aloha everyone! ALA-sc celebrated Banned Books Week, celebrating the freedom to read.

Our agenda included:

  • A snack bar featuring foods with “banned” names.
  • An activity with wrapped books. Written on the wrappings were reasons why the books were challenged or banned.
  • Photo area where students can take a photo of their favorite banned books
  • Fundraiser for ALA-sc; iron-on labels!

The Bluest Eye blueberries and The Grapes of Wrath grapes were one of many toppings and snacks that went with our purple The Color Purple yogurt. Animal Farm animal crackers, The Chocolate War M&M’s, and author Joyce Carol Oates granola and oats were among our spread. Needless to say, these were pretty tasty!

For our activity, students were able to write down what titles they thought were underneath the wraps. We later revealed who got it correct and everyone was able to take home a book!

Banned Books Week

If anyone who had their picture taken would like a copy sent to them, please contact us!

Congratulations to our Graduates!

The ALA Hawaii Student Chapter would like to congratulate our Library and Information Science graduates of Spring 2014! Good luck with your future endeavors and hope we meet again!

Our treasurer, Katelyn Yoxtheimer has graduated. Best wishes to her future plans! With that being said, we have a new treasurer in our ALA executive board. Please welcome Julia!