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2014 Mentoring Mixer

Please join the HPC-SLA Friday, October 10th for the 2014 Mentoring Mixer at 6:00 pm in the UH School of Law’s Moot Court room. Network, develop internship opportunities, make new friends, and more. In addition to the fun of meeting new people, the HPC-SLA will also hold a drawing for a free 1-year student membership in SLA. Students must be present at the […]

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Michael Gruenberg recap

About 20 members and library professionals attended the chapter’s Spring Speaker event with Michael Gruenberg on March 20.  Mike’s expertise is as a sales executive in the information services industry working with libraries of all types.  Throughout his professional career he often observed how ill-prepared librarians were in their meetings with him.  This led him […]

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Spring Speaker: Michael Gruenberg

Mark your calendars today for our upcoming March 20th event, an evening with Michael L. Gruenberg.  Michael will be visiting Hawaii specifically to speak to the local library community and present to an LIS class. He will also be speaking at this year’s Computers in Libraries conference, and his first book, Buying and Selling Information: A Guide […]

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2013 Annual Business Meeting & Dinner

On November 15th, Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter members and guests gathered for our annual meeting and dinner at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s Manoa Grand Ballroom Lounge.  A delicious buffet dinner was followed by our business meeting at which election results for the 2014 Executive Board were announced.  The 2014 Executive Board will be:  Dorothy May, […]

2014 Mentoring Mixer

Please join the HPC-SLA Friday, October 10th for the 2014 Mentoring Mixer at 6:00 pm in the UH School of Law’s Moot Court room. Network, develop internship opportunities, make new friends, and more. In addition to the fun of meeting new people, the HPC-SLA will also hold a drawing for a free 1-year student membership in SLA. Students must be present at the time of the drawing to win the membership. This year’s event will be a potluck, and we hope all professionals attending this event will consider sharing a favorite dish or pupu. The HPC-SLA providing beverages.

If you plan to attend, please let us know by responding to this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXL3PD3.

 

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Michael Gruenberg recap

photo 3(1)About 20 members and library professionals attended the chapter’s Spring Speaker event with Michael Gruenberg on March 20.  Mike’s expertise is as a sales executive in the information services industry working with libraries of all types.  Throughout his professional career he often observed how ill-prepared librarians were in their meetings with him.  This led him to writing Buying and Selling Information:  A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success which offers practical guidance, tips, and strategies to librarians working with sales professionals.  Mike told the audience that librarians should always do their homework, never meet at the reference desk, prepare to negotiate, and hold vendors accountable for performance.  A brief Q&A was followed by a book signing.  Attendees were able to purchase the book at a significant pre-publication discount.  A big mahalo to Mike, his wife Barbara, and everyone who attended our spring event!

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2013 Business Meeting Agenda

Pre-Holiday Dinner and Business Meeting

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

5:30 – 6:00 Registration

6:00 – 6:30 Dinner

6:30 – 7:00 Business Meeting, installation of officers

  • Welcome and greeting
  • Approval of 2012 annual meeting minutes
  •  Treasurer’s report
  • Year-in-review
  • Elections
  • Acknowledgments and welcome

7:00 – 7:45 Presentation by Glenn Gray, MLS Supervisory Archivist for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam

8:00 – 9:00 Networking and holiday cheer

Full agenda and 2012 annual meeting minutes are available.

2013 business meeting agenda & 2012 meeting minutes

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HPC-SLA Webinar – How to Write an Effective Cover Letter on Nov. 7th

Stand Out Among the Rest:  How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Join the Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter and Dr. Emily Nye, writing center director at Ashford University, for a webinar focused on cover letter preparation for mid-career and seasoned information professionals.  The session will be moderated by Sarah Gilman, library director at University of Hawaii, West Oahu.

Dr. Emily Nye has devoted her career to helping people improve their writing and express themselves clearly.  She has taught college composition and directed writing centers for more than 20 years.  She has developed workshops on a number professional development-related topics, including resume and cover letters, as well as email etiquette.

Date:  Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Time:  4:30 – 5:30 PM (HST)

To Register:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/276093144

About our presenter:

From 2008 to 2012 Emily served as Director of University of Hawaii, West Oahu’s No’eau Center for Writing, Math, and Academic Success.  She is currently the Writing Center Director at Ashford University.

Emily received her Ph.D.(English and Education) from University of Michigan, her Master’s (Journalism) from University of Colorado, and Bachelor’s (Humanities) from Johns Hopkins University.

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Annual Business Meeting and Dinner on November 15th

Join the Special Libraries Association, Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter for our annual business meeting and dinner on Friday, November 15th at the Manoa Grand Ballroom Lounge at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.  The evening begins with a buffet dinner, followed by a brief business meeting, and then our keynote speaker, Glenn Gray, archivist with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

Everyone is welcome to attend: SLA members ($35.00), SLA non-members ($40.00), University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and Information Science students ($25.00). Payment is non-refundable.  RSVP by November 12th.

About our speaker:  Since 2010, Glenn Gray has served as Supervisory Archivist for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Joint Base Pearl- Harbor-Hickam. Previously he served as Archivist for the Senate Committee on Finance at the United States Senate and as Records Management Analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Tour Recap: Legislative Reference Bureau Library

On a sunny afternoon on October 4th HPC-SLA members and friends met under the Capitol Rotunda for a tour of the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) Library.  The LRB Library is located in Room 005, basement level of the Capitol.

The LRB  is a non-partisan agency tasked to provide a “wide variety of services to legislators, legislative committees, and in some cases, members of the public.”  The Library provides information resources and services supporting the legislative process.  Karen Mau, Head Research Librarian, warmly welcomed us and provided an overview of this very special library. We learned that the LRB Library is open to the public and staff will provide assistance on most questions “of a legislative, legal, or governmental nature.”  They will not, however, offer legal interpretation or advice.  Additional resources and services include

  • CARD Online Catalog – Search holdings for the LRB Library, Supreme Court Law Library, DBEDT Library, and City & County of Honolulu Municipal Library
  • News Clippings – A local newspaper clipping file and iClips, an online news clipping file
  • Print Collection – Find Hawaii Session Laws, Hawaii Revised Statutes, state and federal statutes, Hawaii state agency and legislative reports, and 300 periodical subscriptions
  • Publications – Directory of State, County and Federal Officials (2013 print edition available) and Guide to Government in Hawaii
  • Legislative Reports List – A listing of reports required by the Legislature and submitted to the Library

LRB librarians, Stephen Bibbs, Claire Marumoto, and Jan Nakayama, then discussed their work to maintain databases, update directories, and catalog new materials for the library.  All in all, it was a thoroughly interesting and informative afternoon discovering the important roles these librarians perform in support of the legislative process in Hawaii.

Mahalo to Karen, Stephen, Claire, and Jan for taking the time to meet and talk to our chapter!

After the tour attendees met at Gordon Biersch for some early evening pupus provided by HPC-SLA.

Last but not least, thanks to Peter Kanehiro, Treasurer, for organizing this great tour and pau hana!

 

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Legislative Reference Bureau Library Tour

Legislative Reference Bureau Library Tour

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Tour

Join the Special Libraries Association, Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter (HPC-SLA), on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. for a free walking tour of a special kind of special library, the Legislative Reference Bureau Library (LRB Library). The event is open to both HPC-SLA members and non-members.

The LRB Library serves “[Hawaii’s] Legislature and the legislative service agencies by providing essential information resources and information services which support the legislative process” (hawaii.gov/lrb/lib.html ).

Our guides will be Ms. Karen Mau, Head Research Librarian, and Mr. Stephen Bibbs, Internet Specialist. They will speak on the library’s collection, patrons, levels of services, the online catalog, the Legislative Reference Bureau’s website, and the Bureau’s publications.

Post-Event Social

After the tour, please stay with us to kick off the weekend at a nearby location (TBD). Stay tuned for details.

Click here to join us on this tour!

Click here for directions, meeting time, and parking map.

 

 

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2013 Mentoring Mixer

Date:  Friday, August 30, 2013

Registration:  6:00-6:30 PM

Eat, drink, network:  6:30-7:30 PM

Location:  Institute for Astronomy Library (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/maps/oahu_maps.shtml)

Join the HPC-SLA for the 2013 Mentoring Mixer at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 30th at the Institute for Astronomy Library. This event offers University of Hawaii students and library and information professionals the chance to network, develop internship opportunities, make new friends, and more.  In addition to the fun of meeting new people, we will be holding a drawing for a 1-year student membership in SLA.  Students must be present at the time of the drawing to be eligible.

Pizza will be served at this event, and the courtesy of a reply is requested to help us provide an appropriate amount of refreshments.  RSVP:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCY7CX9

Special thanks to Kathleen Robertson, IFA Librarian, for providing the venue for this event.

We hope to see you August 30th!

Event flyer:  https://www.smore.com/t64q

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Charting our Future on August 1st

Who:  Past, present, and future SLA members

What:  Charting our Future 

Where:  The Box Jelly, 307a Kamani Street, Kaka’ako

When:  Thursday, August 1, 6:00-8:00 pm

Why:  Charting Our Future will be an evening for networking and learning about the HPC-SLA.  Whether you’re a past, present, or future SLA member we encourage you to attend this first-time event to become better informed about the chapter and have your say in its future direction.

Discover new education programs and professional development opportunities available from national. Listen to chapter members share their experiences at the 2013 conference and find out what to expect next year. Learn about upcoming local events planned for our members.

If you have a question about SLA, would like to become more involved with the chapter but aren’t sure how, or if you would like to suggest an idea for a program or activity this is the event for you.  This is your opportunity to talk to the executive board and current membership about things that matter to you.

Charting Our Future will be held at The Box Jelly, Hawaii’s first coworking space.  Due to space limitations, an RSVP is required for in-person attendance at this event.  Space will be limited to the first 30 people to respond.

RSVP here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WC3MF3G

Can’t make it to the event but still want to participate? Sign up to attend virtually: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/247252505

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HPC-SLA Webinar – Summer Resume Tune Up on June 18

Aloha,

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18th (5:30-6:30 PM HST) for our chapter’s first hosted webinar, Summer Resume Tune Up. Emily Nye, writing center director at Ashford University will present a session focused on resume preparation for mid-career and seasoned information professionals. The session will be moderated by Sarah Gilman.

Attendance for this webinar will be limited to current professional and members and student members of SLA national. To register for this webinar please visit the link below.

Registration Web Link:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/485605265

You will receive a confirmation message when your registration has been approved.

We hope you will enjoy our chapter’s inaugural virtual activity.

Dorothy May, HPC-SLA Chapter President

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Dr. Emily Nye has devoted her career to helping people improve their writing and express themselves clearly.  She has taught college composition and directed writing centers for more than 20 years.  She has developed workshops on a number professional development-related topics, including resume and cover letters, as well as email etiquette.

From 2008 to 2012 Emily served as Director of University of Hawaii, West Oahu’s No’eau Center for Writing, Math, and Academic Success.  She is currently the Writing Center Director at Ashford University.

Emily received her Ph.D.(English and Education) from University of Michigan, her Master’s (Journalism) from University of Colorado, and Bachelor’s (Humanities) from Johns Hopkins University.

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An evening at ‘Ulu‘ulu

Thanks to everyone who braved the Oahu traffic to attend the evening at ‘Ulu’ulu: The Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai’i. Head Archivist Janel Quirante gave a wonderful presentation that covered the history of the archive project from its inception to the opening of the current facility in the University of West Oahu Library. Janel also reviewed current technology, processing techniques, and media formats in use at the archive. The audience was treated to a viewing of the some of the archive’s material that is now available in a digital format and a tour of the archive’s facilities.

Many thanks to Janel  and the ‘Ulu’ulu staff for their hospitality and to the Association of Hawai’i Archivists for cosponsoring this event.

 

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HPC-SLA Annual Business Meeting and Dinner – November 16th, 2012

Please join the Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association  for our Annual Business Meeting and Dinner scheduled for November 16th, 2012. We hope you will be able to join us for updates on chapter business, future directions for our association, and more.


Meeting Program

5:30 pm-6:00 pm – Registration

6:00 pm-6:30 pm – Dinner (The dinner menu includes rice pilaf, a salad bar, and a choice of teriyaki beef, sautéed Mahi-mahi, and vegetable stir-fry with tofu, followed by haupia cake.)

6:30 pm-7:00 pm – Business Meeting and installation of new officers.

7:00 pm-7:45 pm – Presentation by Helen Wong-Smith

7:45 pm-8:00 pm – Q & A

8:00 pm-8:30 pm – Wrap-up


This year’s featured speaker will be Helen Wong-Smith, MLIS, CA [Certified Archivist]

About Helen

Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA [Certified Archivist] has worked with a wide variety of archives throughout the state including Queen’s Medical Center, Bank of Hawai‘i, and UH Hilo. She has presented at four Society of American Archivists conferences and has served on their Committee on Education and the Nominating Committee.  She was recently elected to the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Certified Archivists. The Academy is a national independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Twice president of the Association of Hawai’i Archivists Helen was part of a U.S. delegation of archivists to China in 2008.

Currently the Archivist at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Wong Smith is the Lead Archivist for a multi-year backlog cataloging project for all national parks in the Pacific Island Network including those located in American Samoa, Guam, and Saipan.  She will be sharing how she is applying 20+ years of experience in archives to this project.  She will also discuss the various types of archives and professional organizations such as Society of American Archivists and the Academy of Certified Archivists.


 

 Event Details

Location: Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Grand Ballroom
2454 South Beretania Street
Date & Time: Friday, November 16th, 20115:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 for Non-members, guests, and non-LIS students$35.00 for SLA members$25.00 for LIS Students
RSVP The RSVP deadline has passed. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact Peter Kanehiro
Payment: Send your check (payable to HPC-SLA) to:Peter Kanehiro1128 Ala Napunani St. #705Honolulu, HI  96818Please contact Peter by email (epeterk80@gmail.com) with any questions related to payment.Payment must be postmarked by November 7th, 2012

 

 

Parking is available at the Japanese Cultural Center for $5.00. Street parking is also available.

The Japanese Cultural Center is located at 2454 South Beretania Street. The Manoa Grand Ballroom is on the 5th floor of the building.

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