HLA/ALAsc Summer Social!

48c61fbd-07a9-4669-873e-bb1f20d18b4aHello everyone!

In a couple of weeks Ala-sc will be co-hosting the HLA/ALA-sc Summer Social with the Hawaii Library Association (HLA). We’d be so happy if you joined us at Magic Island on July 31st at 11am. Feel free to bring your friends and family! We’ll be providing hot dogs and burgers, but please feel free to bring side dishes or desserts to share!

Please RSVP at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/zNcF9fOauXuTPJh62

2016 Sarah K. Vann Award Nominations Are Open!

Hello everyone!

Nominations for the twelfth annual Sarah K. Vann award are open until March 8th 25th!  See our email for all the details and check out the new Sarah K. Vann Award page for more info about Dr. Vann, the award, and past recipients!

LIS Halloween Party this Friday!

ALAsc Halloween Party Flier 2016

Take a break from midterms and celebrate Halloween early with us this Friday from 4:30-7:00pm* at the LIS Diner!

*You may want to arrive before 6pm, which is when Hamilton library closes.

We’re excited to be co-hosting with several other LIS student groups such as SAAsc & Hui Dui!

Please note that there will be alcoholic beverages available, so please bring an ID –per UH policies, we’ll be checking!

Come for food, drinks, fun activities, and hang out with your awesome fellow LIS students!

Want to test out your Halloween costume?  Everyone’s encouraged to dress up and/or enter our little costume contest!

LIS students are welcome to bring a guest if they RSVP by Oct. 28 here!

Please email us with any questions –Hope to see you there!

If you’d like to help, we’ll be decorating the LIS Diner on Thursday after the evening classes at around 7:40pm!

July 12th HLA/ALAsc Summer Social!

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to share some food and story with your library colleagues. Join us on Sunday, July 12 for the second summer beach party hosted by the Hawai‘i Library Association and ALA Hawai‘i student chapter!

When: Sunday, July 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Sans Souci Beach (aka Kaimana Beach, part of Kapiolani Park)

Who: You and a guest

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/49109CMrBw

Note: We will have hot dogs, condiments, utensils/plates, and water. Please bring a dish to share and a folding chair or two (we will also have picnic blankets).

Hope to see you there!

2015 Sarah K. Vann Award Presented to Eleanor Kleiber

The ALAsc Spring 2015 Executive Board is honored to present Eleanor Kleiber with the 2015 Sarah K. Vann Award!

Dr. Sarah K. Vann was a professor emerita in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s LIS Program.  She dedicated her life to the LIS profession and helped to advance the field of librarianship.  It was in her honor that the ALAsc established the Sarah K. Vann Award in 2004.  For the past 10 years the Vann award has been presented to individuals who advance librarianship in Hawai‘i within the areas of intellectual freedom and international issues.

It is with great pleasure that we announce our 11th Vann award recipient, Eleanor Kleiber.  Eleanor was chosen for the Vann Award in recognition of her service to librarianship in Hawai‘i, especially from the perspective of Pacific and indigenous languages access.

In keeping with Dr. Vann’s vision of international librarianship, Eleanor has promoted a global perspective on serving indigenous communities from an international perspective and is working hard to make works in Pacific and indigenous languages more “discoverable.”

Sarah K. Vann Award 2015: See a photo and more in a feature on the UH Manoa website!

About the Sarah K. Vann Award

The  Sarah K. Vann Professional Service Award was created in 2004 to recognize library and/or information specialists or educators who embody the ideals and goals of librarianship as codified by the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, as demonstrated by their positive impact on the LIS profession in Hawaii. The award is named after late UH Manoa LIS Emeritus Professor Sarah K. Vann, who was an international leader on intellectual freedom, library history, international librarianship, and intellectual freedom.

Past Recipients

  • Dr. Loriene Roy, 2014
  • donna Bair-Mundy, 2013
  • Violet Harada, 2010
  • Karen Peacock, 2008
  • Andrew Wertheimer, 2007
  • Gail Morimoto, 2006
  • Lynn Davis, 2005
  • Rebecca Knuth, 2004

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.