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Monday, November 29
 

12:00pm HST

Preconference Presentations (Prerecorded)
View prerecorded preconference presentations and participate in the discussion for each presentation. Discussion boards will be active until the end of the conference.

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Speakers
avatar for Ray Jr. Deleon Guerrero

Ray Jr. Deleon Guerrero

Computer Specialist I, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
Started employment from May 2008 - PRESENTPositions held: Library Assistant I, Library Assistant II, Library Assistant III, Librarian I.(Supervisor for Front Circulation from 2009 - 2018)Current position: Computer Specialist I (2019 - PRESENT)Area of work: Pacific Collection RoomAssist... Read More →
avatar for Kylie Flood

Kylie Flood

Librarian III, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Kylie Flood is the Hawaiian and Young Adult Collections Librarian at Nānākuli Public Library. Collection development, programming, displays, and community engagement are a large part of her kūleana at Nānākuli Public Library. She is passionate about creating programs relevant... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Fuchikami

Jennifer Fuchikami

Youth Services Librarian III, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Jennifer Fuchikami uses the term "Artist Librarian" to describe her educational background of a BA in studio art and her MLISc. Besides representing her two passions, it also reflects her goal to instill a lifelong love of reading, creativity, and learning in all patrons regardless... Read More →
avatar for Stanislava Gardasevic

Stanislava Gardasevic

CIS Ph.D. Candidate, LIS Teaching Assistant & Course Instructor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic is Ph.D. candidate at the interdisciplinary program in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS), and a teaching assistant/course instructor at Library and Information Science (LIS) Program at UH Mānoa. Her background is in Digital Librarianship (MLIS). Before coming to UHM, she was working in the National Library of Serbia, where she was involved in e-services projects (digital libraries, digital archive, web archive, e-legal deposit, etc.), as well as mu... Read More →
avatar for Mandi Hull

Mandi Hull

Education & Career Specialist, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi
Mandi graduated with her MLISc from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in December 2020 with a focus on academic and digital librarianship and also holds a M.A.Ed. in Instructional Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science. She’s currently working at the Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi... Read More →
avatar for Meri Healey

Meri Healey

Supervisory Librarian, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library
Meri Healey is the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library director. Before that, she managed the US Army Garrison Daegu libraries in South Korea. She got her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and got her start in libraries working for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zuttermeister

Lori Zuttermeister

Lead Library Technician, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library
Lori Zuttermeister is the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library Lead Library Technician.  I have worked here for almost 21 years, having started as the Programming Technician.  Prior to my start with Base Library, I worked for the Hawaii State Public Library for over 12 years.  I had... Read More →
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Ellie Kim

Korean Studies Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Ellie Kim works as the Korean Studies Librarian at the Asian Collection Department of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.
avatar for Do Young Park

Do Young Park

Library Researcher, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Do Young Park is a library researcher at the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since last year, Do Young has managed special collections and archival materials on Korean Americans during her research program. Do Young's recent interests include digital technologies... Read More →
avatar for Jodie Mattos

Jodie Mattos

Hawaiian Collection librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library
Jodie Mattos is a librarian in the Hawaiian Collection, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library. From July 2019 to June 2021, she served as department chair for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Since 2019, she has managed the off-air project which records television programs... Read More →
avatar for Kumi Macdonald

Kumi Macdonald

Executive Director, NAMI Hawaiʻi State
Kumi Macdonald, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii (NAMI Hawaii), has a background in education, hotel management, and most recently as a director of small group ministry at Honolulu Christian Church. Born in Japan, raised in California and Hawaii... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Joyce

Margaret Joyce

Hawaiian Materials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, UH Mānoa Hamilton Library
Margaret Joyce is the Hawaiian Materials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a position she has served in since 2017, providing original cataloging services for the Library's comprehensive collection of Hawaiian and Hawaiʻi-related... Read More →
avatar for Sunyeen Pai

Sunyeen Pai

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kapiʻolani Community College
Sunyeen (Sunny) Pai is the Kapiʻolani Community Collegeʻs Digital Initiatives Librarian. She formerly worked at UH Mānoa Library, where she helped establish their first DSpace repository, Scholarspace. She has been involved with open access since. Once at Kapiʻolani CC, she collaborated... Read More →
avatar for Jason Ford

Jason Ford

MLISc Student, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Jason Ford is a MLISc. student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. His thesis research explores how Indigenous research methodologies and epistemologies can inform information literacy. He is also a student intern in the SciTech department at Hamilton Library, an OER student intern... Read More →
avatar for Roland San Nicholas

Roland San Nicholas

Assistant Professor of Library Science- Head Librarian, University of Guam
avatar for Nick Thieberger

Nick Thieberger

Assoc/Prof, University of Melbourne
Nick Thieberger is concerned to make language materials secure and re-usable both for speakers of the language and for current and future researchers. He set up the Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in 1988, then moved to Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Toyama

Ralph Toyama

Systems Librarian, Leeward Community College
Ralph has had a lifelong fascination with understanding how things work, which is reflected both in his work with library and information technology, and his hobbies and activities which include photography, motorcycling, amateur radio, and volunteer emergency service. Ralph’s recent... Read More →


Monday November 29, 2021 12:00pm - Saturday December 4, 2021 4:00pm HST
Track 1
 
Thursday, December 2
 

2:00pm HST

Welcome Remarks
Note: this is the same Zoom link as the Keynote.

Thursday December 2, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm HST
Track 1

2:10pm HST

Keynote: Rlene Santos Steffy w/ welcome from First Lady Diann Tudela Torres
Rlene Santos Steffy

Rlene Santos Steffy is a woman of many talents. A respected journalist, she is also recognized as an esteemed ethnographer and documentarian. She is considered the leading oral history practitioner in Micronesia and was appointed as a research associate at the University of Guam’s Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center. Among her many accomplishments, Rlene produced the history of Guam from 1521 to 1898 in 36 half-hour video episodes. After retiring as a newspaper columnist in 2020, Rlene created a series on the wildlife of the Mariana Islands and produced a second documentary on Guam’s governor, Paul McDonald Calvo. For her professional and academic achievements, Rlene was conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters at the Fanuchånan 2020 commencement ceremony at the University of Guam.

Speakers
avatar for Rlene Santos Steffy

Rlene Santos Steffy

Rlene Santos Steffy is a woman of many talents. A respected journalist, she is also recognized as an esteemed ethnographer and documentarian. She is considered the leading oral history practitioner in Micronesia and was appointed as a research associate at the University of Guam’s... Read More →
avatar for Diann Tudela Torres

Diann Tudela Torres

President and Founder of the non-profit organization Lady Diann Torres Foundation (LDTF)
Diann Tudela Torres, first lady of the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where her husband Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres is governor, is a tireless advocate for bettering the lives of people in the Marianas and protecting the cultural history and languages of indigenous... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm HST
Track 1

2:55pm HST

Memoirs Pasifika: Exploring events, movements, and people
Memoirs Pasifika: Exploring events, movements, and people

Despite possessing a wealth of fascinating stories, very few podcasts discuss Micronesia’s unique history or tap into the region’s archival collections. Memoirs Pasifika attempts to meet that need through a deeply researched podcast dedicated to recent Micronesian history — while giving voice to the people who lived it. Each episode explores a different topic, and is largely told through interviews with people who witnessed or somehow participated in the events in question. Our hope is that Memoirs Pasifika will help to grow interest in the region, foster discussion, and inspire further investigation into the events, people, social movements, and ideas that helped shape contemporary Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as well as Micronesia’s impacts on the global stage.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Shook

Ryan Shook

Digital Librarian, University of Guam
Ryan Shook is a lifelong visual artist and musician, with 14 years of audio production experience. He mixes and masters the Memoirs Pasifika podcast, scoring the intro/outro song. Ryan taught Visual Arts and Vocational Band at FBLG for 8 years before becoming an Assistant Professor... Read More →
avatar for Tony Azios

Tony Azios

Multimedia Producer and Instructor, University of Guam
Tony is a documentary filmmaker, reporter, and multimedia producer. He’s currently producing and hosting Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast exploring events, social movements, and people in modern Micronesian history. Tony teaches media production and visual anthropology courses at the University of Guam. He earned an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University and a BA in International Studie... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm HST
Track 1

2:55pm HST

NNLM is here to service Micronesia: A Hear and Tell session
NNLM is here to service Micronesia: A Hear and Tell session

The Network of the National Library of Medicine once again is connecting to Micronesia. With resources for medical professionals and consumer health. The University of Washington Health Sciences Library services as our Regional Medical Library for the Network.

This session is a quick introduction to the resources and services available free to libraries and community organizations in Micronesia.

NNLM Region 5 also wants to hear the perspectives of the Micronesia communities regarding how NNLM resources and services can assist us in Micronesia to be better informed regarding medical information and contribute to a healthier community. Come join a conversation of health information needs and suggestions for cooperation and collaboration with the NNLM Region 5.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Drake

Paul Drake

Interim Liberal Studies Chair, Library Director & Instructor, Pacific Islands University Library
Paul Drake has a MLS degree from the University of Alberta and a Masters degree in Religious Education from Canadian Theological College in Regina, Saskatchewan. Former AHIP credentialled who has brought three academic libraries into NNLM in his career. Paul Drake has served in libraries... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm HST
Track 2

2:55pm HST

Real World Consequences: Mitigating Health Misinformation
Real World Consequences: Mitigating Health Misinformation

Health misinformation has real-world and sometimes tragic consequences. The coronavirus pandemic underscored the importance of knowing which health information resources to trust. This is true not only during a world health crisis but also in the day-to-day need many people have for evidence-based health information to make important personal or family healthcare decisions. When it comes to health information, there is a lot of noise out there but there is also help. This presentation by staff of the Network of the National Library of Medicine defines health misinformation, shares keys to identifying evidence-based health resources; and highlights helpful evidence-based health websites/resources for public libraries.


Speakers
avatar for Michele Spatz

Michele Spatz

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5
Michele Spatz’s library career has centered on providing consumer health information services and resources. Currently, she serves as the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 where she addresses the challenges of... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm HST
Track 3

3:40pm HST

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Bookmobile Outreach Services
Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Bookmobile Outreach Services

Hafa adai! The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Bookmobile Outreach Services is the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ only mini-library on wheels making weekly visits to various remote communities located throughout Saipan to provide valuable and free public library services and I.C.T. (Information, Communications, Technology) Access. The JKPL’s Bookmobile develops new and strengthens existing private and public partnerships with other agencies to expand services for early learning and provide underserved individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills and with limited or no access to transportation, critical access to information and educational resources offsite in outlying rural areas. Join us as we learn about the JKPL’s Bookmobile and how the Covid-19 pandemic affected our programs and services.


Speakers
avatar for Omar T. Manacop

Omar T. Manacop

Systems Librarian, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
Omar Mañacop works as the Systems Librarian for the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (JKPL). Omar earned his Master of Science in Information Science degree through the University of North Texas’ Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific or LEAP. Before working with JKPL, Omar... Read More →
avatar for Leoralynn S. Terlaje

Leoralynn S. Terlaje

Library Assistant III, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
I am a career long Bookmobile Outreach coordinator. I have been with the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library for 7 years. With Outreach one of the most loved and enjoyable tasks and most important by getting books and other Library materials out to the Community is one thing on the top of... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Joe Dela Cruz

Thomas Joe Dela Cruz

Library Outreach Assistant, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
Thomas Joe S. DelaCruz, 22, Library Outreach Assistant. Better known as TJ. He plans the monthly routes that the bookmobile team goes on, drives the bookmobile, circulates the books and items in the bookmobile, sets up outreach booths during community events, assists library staff... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 3:40pm - 4:10pm HST
Track 1

3:40pm HST

Technology! The Curve Ball Thrown Back at Covid
Technology! The Curve Ball Thrown Back at Covid

The global impact of Covid-19 has sparked everyone’s instinct of adaptation. Technology has played a key role in keeping families and friends close, no matter the distance, and furthermore, could not have come at a better time. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s Information Technology Center invites you to experience the services and technological upgrades that were implemented to comply with the CNMI state guidelines. We’ll also take you through how we’ve responded and adapted to the challenges that we’ve faced during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Lastly, we’ll finish the topic with upcoming projects and the latest updates prior to launch. We hope to see you there!


Speakers
avatar for Joey M. Songsong

Joey M. Songsong

Computer Programmer II, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
After graduating from Northern Marianas College with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I decided to pursue a career in Information Technology and started off reading and watching certification videos for Comptia A+ and Network+ amongst others.  After getting a better view of... Read More →
avatar for Aldebert B. Deleon Guerrero

Aldebert B. Deleon Guerrero

Information Technology Specialist I, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
"Hafa Adai! My name is Aldebert "Åbe" Deleon Guerrero and I am the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library's Information Technology Specialist I! I graduated in 2019 and 2020 with an Associate's Degree in Computer Applications and Natural Resources Management, respectively. I joined the JKPL... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 3:40pm - 4:10pm HST
Track 3

3:40pm HST

Tour the NMI Museum of History and Culture!
Tour the NMI Museum of History and Culture!

Hafa adai and Welcome to the NMI Museum of History & Culture, containing one of the largest collections of the life and culture of the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, both past and present! Join Team NMI Museum of History and Culture as we partner with the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library for a virtual tour of our historic location at the old Japanese Hospital. Learn and explore the history of the ancient Chamorros, the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, the Covenant, and so much more! Biba, Marianas!


Speakers
avatar for Archie Ajoste

Archie Ajoste

Admin Assistant & Certified Docent
Archie P. Ajoste is currently an administrative assistant and certified docent for the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) Museum of History and Culture. "History fascinates me tremendously. I like watching Pawn Stars and Storage Wars on television because it excites me what artifact or... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Aquino

Daniel Aquino

Executive Director, NMI Museum
Daniel Iwashita Aquino, Jr. earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration and Business Management from the U.S. Army Engineer School. Mr. Aquino is a veteran of Chamorro and Japanese descent. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) Museum... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 3:40pm - 4:10pm HST
Track 2

4:25pm HST

digitalpasifik.org – Reflections on designing and delivering a website that aims to serve as a bridge between worlds.
digitalpasifik.org – Reflections on designing and delivering a website that aims to serve as a bridge between worlds.

The aim of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot is to make visible and accessible the digitised cultural heritage of the people in and of the Pacific. The pilot team have worked with a co-design group from across the Pacific, and delivered a site that leverages and presents metadata only, on a site designed to work usefully across the Pacific, on low bandwidth networks and mobile devices.

We have sought to enable Pacific people to access the content and taonga held by GLAM sector, as well as honour the work of that same GLAM sector.

My talk will reflect on some challenges and opportunities of the pilot and what these might mean for library records of institutions in the Pacific, as well as those seeking to find Pacific cultural heritage.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Kong

Tim Kong

Programme Manager – Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot, National Library of New Zealand
Mai te pūtake tae noa ki te taumata.Ko Nabukelevu te maunga.Kaua e huri to tuara ki te au o te awa.Ko Drekenikelo te awa.Ko Kong te hapū.Ko ngati Whītī te iwi.Ko Karen taku hoa rangatira.Ko Isabella rāua ko Zara tamāhine.Ko Timoci Fraser Kong toku ingoa.Nō reira, tēnā koutou... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 4:25pm - 4:55pm HST
Track 2

4:25pm HST

Motheread/Fatheread CNMI: Pivoting Family Literacy Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Motheread/Fatheread CNMI: Pivoting Family Literacy Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI offers the Adult Course comprised of 29 lessons spread out across eight, one-hour class sessions. The curriculum uses children’s books, and adult poems and narratives to teach literacy skills to adults, with an emphasis on developing skills in all four areas of literacy: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Additionally, the lessons help parents understand the importance of reading regularly to their children. This nationally recognized instructional model and curriculum addresses a variety of teaching approaches and learning styles, combining individual assignments with small group work, lectures, and discussion.

Each Adult Course features a complementary Story Exploring session for children of adult participants. Story Exploring sessions are designed for children from birth through age 11 and use multicultural children’s books to build reading and critical thinking skills. This curriculum uses targeted reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to foster problem solving, increase comprehension, and nurture a love of books. Children learn vocabulary and how to interpret stories using props, games, songs, and other activities to make reading fun.

The first iteration of this program was created twenty-three years ago by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council to help families routinely use reading and storytelling as a medium for enhancing literacy. School principals, teachers, library staff, and social service providers have been an integral partner in this endeavor and have leveraged this program to help parents effectively engage children in learning through reading and storytelling in their homes. Pivoting our work to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge. Our Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI team have undergone training during the early stages of strict social distancing to adopt new virtual and hybrid strategies for learning and engagement. This presentation will explore how Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI, which is a grassroots family literacy program administered by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council in partnership with the CNMI Public School System and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, pivoted access to family literacy services to our CNMI community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Demapan

Beth Demapan

Technical Services Librarian & Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI Program Coordinator, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (JKPL)-CNMI State Library
Beth Barcinas Demapan works as the Technical Services Librarian for the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library (JKPL)-CNMI State Library.  As the Technical Services Librarian for JKPL, Beth oversees the programs and services for the JKPL. Beth Barcinas Demapan was appointed to serve as the CNMI... Read More →
avatar for Celina C. Foreman

Celina C. Foreman

Children’s Librarian & Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI Assistant Coordinator, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
“Be happy and smile, and take things one day at a time.”—Celina C. ForemanMrs. Celina Camacho Foreman or “Ms. Cel”-- as she is affectionately known as the newest Assistant Coordinator to Team Motheread/Fatheread CNMI. Ms. Cel was born and raised on Saipan on March 4. She... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 4:25pm - 4:55pm HST
Track 1

5:10pm HST

Book-A-Treat
Book-A-Treat

What is Book-A-Treat? Book-A-Treat by appointment only is indoor Trick or Treating at your public library following social distancing, safety, and health measures. Patrons contact the library and “book” one (1) appointment per household. Each household is then given up to 30 minutes to go trick or treating inside the library.  As an added bonus, you can visit the Haunted Library!  Book-a-Treat was approved by the Governor’s Covid-19 Task Force.
 
2021 marks the 2nd year the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library has successfully hosted hosting this fun version of Trick or Treating. Before Book-a-Treat, we would host our Annual Community Trunk or Treat at our library’s parking lot, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to change it up by having an alternative with an equal amount of fun.  Book-a-Treat is a great way for families to come by and visit your local library and get some Halloween goodies galore! It presents a convenient option for our community to schedule your trick or treating in a controlled, sanitized, and safe environment. During Book-a-Treat, there were contests for Best Halloween Costume, Best Decorated Community Partner Table, and you can even sign up for a free library card and get a free book from your library as a treat! Book your appointment at the library today! Happy Halloween!


Thursday December 2, 2021 5:10pm - 5:40pm HST
Track 3

5:10pm HST

Reimagining Summer Learning with Package to Go
Reimagining Summer Learning with Package to Go

This presentation will take you behind the scenes of how the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library reimagined summer learning through careful planning, preparation, and distribution of our Package to Go. We will share the important stakeholders involved; the alternate funding support solicited; and how other library systems can effectively implement these methods in order to successfully carry out their own Package to Go!

Speakers
avatar for Celina C. Foreman

Celina C. Foreman

Children’s Librarian & Motheread/Fatheread® CNMI Assistant Coordinator, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
“Be happy and smile, and take things one day at a time.”—Celina C. ForemanMrs. Celina Camacho Foreman or “Ms. Cel”-- as she is affectionately known as the newest Assistant Coordinator to Team Motheread/Fatheread CNMI. Ms. Cel was born and raised on Saipan on March 4. She... Read More →
avatar for Leoralynn S. Terlaje

Leoralynn S. Terlaje

Library Assistant III, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
I am a career long Bookmobile Outreach coordinator. I have been with the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library for 7 years. With Outreach one of the most loved and enjoyable tasks and most important by getting books and other Library materials out to the Community is one thing on the top of... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 5:10pm - 5:40pm HST
Track 2

6:00pm HST

PIALA Business Meeting
Thursday December 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm HST
Track 1
 
Friday, December 3
 

9:00am HST

Welcome Remarks
Note: this is the same Zoom link as the Keynote.

Friday December 3, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am HST
Track 1

9:10am HST

Keynote: Solomon Enos
Solomon Enos

Solomon Robert Nui Enos is a Native Hawaiian artist, illustrator, and visionary. Born and raised in Makaha Valley (Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi), Solomon hails from the well-known Enos ʻohana. Solomon has been making art for more than 30 years and he is adept at artistic expression in a wide variety of media including oil paintings, book illustrations, murals, and game design. A self-described “Possibilist” Solomon’s art expresses an informed aspirational vision of the world at its best via contemporary and traditional art that leans towards Sci-Fi and Fantasy. His work touches on themes like collective-consciousness, ancestry and identity, our relationship with our planet, and all through the lens of his experience as a person indigenous to Hawai’i.

Friday December 3, 2021 9:10am - 9:40am HST
Track 1

9:55am HST

Saving and Investing For Your Future – and Protecting Yourself from Investment Scams (SEC)
Saving and Investing For Your Future – and Protecting Yourself from Investment Scams
  •  Managing Debt and Credit
  •  Saving and Investing
  • Investment Products
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Tips to Avoid Fraud
  • SEC Resources

Speakers
CW

Carol Williams Lally

Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Supervisory Attorney of the Complaints and Inquiries Branch
Carol Williams Lally is the Supervisory Attorney of the Complaints and Inquiries Branch of the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She serves as the office’s lead liaison to other agencies, helps the office set its enforcement and examination priorities... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 4

9:55am HST

Stop AAPI Hate & Black Lives Matter: A General Understanding and Impact
Stop AAPI Hate & Black Lives Matter: A General Understanding and Impact

This session will provide a general understanding of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate (StopAAPI Hate/#stopaapihate), what that means in our personal and/or professional lives, and its impact on libraries. There will be a short discussion in this session.


Speakers
avatar for Romyn Sabatchi

Romyn Sabatchi

Director of Student Life, Kapiʻolani Community College
Romyn Kim Sabatchi (she/her) currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the current Director of Student Life for the Office of Student Activities at Kapi’olani Community College. Romyn was born and raised in San Diego, California (Encanto) and identifies as Filipina (Igorot (indigenous... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 3

9:55am HST

Youth Services Unite! A Discussion Session for Librarians Working with Children or Teens
Youth Services Unite! A Discussion Session for Librarians Working with Children or Teens

Children's and teen librarians, let's share our perspectives and experiences! Come prepared to talk about your favorite or recently developed services, programs, displays, workflows, or ideas! Got a question or want some feedback from your colleagues? Ask away! This talk story session is perfect for librarians looking to collaborate and learn from their colleagues’ perspectives. This session will not be recorded.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Fuchikami

Jennifer Fuchikami

Youth Services Librarian III, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Jennifer Fuchikami uses the term "Artist Librarian" to describe her educational background of a BA in studio art and her MLISc. Besides representing her two passions, it also reflects her goal to instill a lifelong love of reading, creativity, and learning in all patrons regardless... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 2

10:40am HST

A Guide to Responsible Data Ethics for Librarians
A Guide to Responsible Data Ethics for Librarians

A Guide to Responsible Data Ethics for Librarians is a practical guide to understanding how to be more ethical with data from the perspective of a health sciences librarian. This presentation will teach you the basics of creating ethical and accessible data visualizations and data stories for a mixed audience of health sciences librarians and medical professionals. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to identify and fix poor data visualizations and data stories; name and apply basic and ethical visual standards to their data visualizations; and assist their patrons with general data ethics.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Shin

Nancy Shin

Outreach and Data Coordinator, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5
Nancy Shin is the NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Data Coordinator at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Previously, she worked as the Sewell Fund RDM Librarian Fellow at Washington State University and as the Reference Librarian at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 1

10:40am HST

Empathic Communication: The Path to Seeing More Deeply
Empathic Communication: The Path to Seeing More Deeply

Participants are guided through a template for engaging in communication that will help to establish a deeper connection with others including: perspective taking, staying out of judgement, recognizing someone's emotions, and communicating understanding. During the session, participants are encouraged to customize their templates to develop a personal pocket guide for easy reference and inspiration to practice empathic communication in their daily lives.

Speakers
AM

Anne Marie Smoke

Appellate Mediation Program Administrator/Conflict Resolution Trainer, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hawaiʻi State Judiciary
Anne Marie Smoke is Appellate Mediation Program Administrator and Trainer for the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary. With a graduate certificate in conflict resolution and MS in Travel Industry Management (sustainable tourism), Anne gravitated... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 3

10:40am HST

Hui 'Ekolu: Bridging practice in public library services in Hawai'i
Hui 'Ekolu: Bridging practice in public library services in Hawai'i

This session is a report on the IMLS grant funded project Hui 'Ekolu: Bridging Educational, Cultural, and Technical Exchange with Native and Public Library Service Providers in Hawai‘i. This will be an interactive discussion about outcomes and ongoing collaborations with the Hawaii State Public Library System, The Native Hawaiian Library of ALU LIKE, Inc., and the Univ Hawaii LIS Program.


Speakers
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Vanessa Irvin

Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Stacey Aldrich

State Librarian, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Stacey Aldrich has more than 20 years of library experience, and is currently the State Librarian of Hawaii. Prior to Hawaii, she served as the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries in Pennsylvania and State Librarian of California. Stacey has also worked in public... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 2

10:40am HST

The Latest Updates on EBSCO eBooks™, Flipster® Digital Magazines and Ethnic Diversity Source
The Latest Updates on EBSCO eBooks™, Flipster® Digital Magazines and Ethnic Diversity Source

EBSCO Information Services invites you to join us for an information-filled presentation as we showcase the exciting things happening with EBSCO eBooks, Flipster Digital Magazines and a brand new database called Ethnic Diversity Source. See the updates to our e-book platform, explore the many popular digital magazines available through Flipster and learn about how Ethnic Diversity Source pulls together a variety of high-quality sources to support DEI curriculum initiatives.

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Sam Williams

Regional Sales Manager, Academic Libraries, EBSCO
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Janice Lentz

Regional Sales Manager, School & Public Libraries, EBSCO


Friday December 3, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 4

11:25am HST

E Ola Ka 'Ike Hawai'i (Long Live Hawaiian Knowledge)
E Ola Ka 'Ike Hawai'i (Long Live Hawaiian Knowledge)

In 2020, the World Indigenous Nations University-Hawai‘i Pasifika (WINUHP) launched the E Ola Ka ʻIke Hawai‘i (Long Live Hawaiian Knowledge) project. The purpose of the project is to increase access to and engagement with culturally-relevant Native Hawaiian digital resources via information literacy skills development for Native Hawaiians, educators and librarians. E Ola Ka ʻIke Hawai‘i project leaders have developed an entirely online, dynamic curriculum to offer a certificate program, which was piloted in 2021. In this session, project leaders discuss the implementation of E Ola Ka ʻIke Hawai‘i in terms of its significant impact on augmenting Leo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Voice) and the advancement of Hana Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Work) all while working online during the pandemic.


Speakers
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Kuuleilani Reyes

Curriculum Developer and Instructor, World Indigenous Nations University-Hawai‘i Pasifika (WINUHP)


Friday December 3, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 2

11:25am HST

Sign Me Up! Creating signage for Hawaii's public libraries
Sign Me Up! Creating signage for Hawaii's public libraries

Our team will share tips on evaluating the space, creating the design, choosing the materials, and installing attractive signage that will help patrons effectively navigate your collection.


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Susan Nakata

Section Manager/Library Development Services, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
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Janice Selga

Illustrator-Photographer
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Grant Okazaki

Offset Press Operator


Friday December 3, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 3

11:25am HST

Your Online MLS at Emporia State University
Your Online MLS at Emporia State University

ESU’s School of Library and Information Management has educated students for library and information science fields since 1902. Our fully online, ALA-accredited Master of Library Science program prepares students for professional work in public, academic, school, and special libraries, archives and special collections as well as in corporate, private, and government information services. With an affordable rate and a curriculum that allows you to focus on the courses you need for your career, you’ll leave ESU ready for success.  

Speakers
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Jeana Menger

MLS Academic Advisor, Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management
Jeana Menger is SLIM’s West Coast academic advisor based in Portland, Ore. As a 2014 graduate of the MLS program herself, she has a unique perspective on the program to share with her students.


Friday December 3, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 4

12:00pm HST

Bring Books and Reading to Life! (TeachingBooks)
Bring Books and Reading to Life!

If you work with children and/or young adult books, join this session to discover powerful and easy ways to expand their reading experiences and connections to the text. Imagine readers learning directly from the author when reading the book and experiencing dramatic video book trailers! You’ll take back to your community storytime activity kits, scaffolded lessons, read-along audio performances, literature-based vocabulary lists, and more. You’ll receive access to the Library Programming Toolkit and Diverse Books Toolkit to enrich your library work, too!

Speakers
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Nick Glass

TeachingBooks
Nick is a nationally known educational partner focused on improving literacy opportunities for all students. He has a Master's in educational policy and the history of multicultural education, and runs TeachingBooks.net -- a literacy service that is licensed by ten states for all... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm HST
Track 1

12:00pm HST

Managing Challenges in Educational Copyright (eReserve Plus)
Managing Challenges in Educational Copyright

A discussion on methods of managing copyright in educational environments and the challenges presented to library staff. 

Speakers
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Karey Patterson

eReserve Plus
I have gained a lot of experience and insight from working on hundreds of digital strategy, software development and new media projects over 25 years. I combine my research experience with knowledge of real world practical implementation and have worked around the globe with a variety... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm HST
Track 3

12:45pm HST

Every public library in Hawaii has free access to language learning (Mango Languages)
Every public library in Hawaii has free access to language learning (Mango Languages)

Available to all libraries in the state of Hawaii, the Mango Languages app grants your community access to over 70 world languages and EL courses for free. We’ll guide you through the program and demonstrate why its features keep patrons engaged. We’ll also show you how to co-promote Mango with other library resources to increase usage across the board

Speakers
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Malika Abdul-Malik

Account Advocate, Mango Languages
Malika joined Mango Languages in 2020. As an Account Manager for Mango, Malika manages existingclient accounts and renewals. In addition to providing top notch customer support to her accounts,Malika also creates client-facing training webinars for Library clients including consulting... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 4

12:45pm HST

Genrefication: Reimagining the Library Space For Student Access and Independence
Genrefication: Reimagining the Library Space For Student Access and Independence

This past summer, I took the leap and decided to genrefy all 2,000 books in my school library’s picture book collection. The discoveries were astounding as I started to rethink my library classification system through the eyes of my youngest students. Genrefication has been a hot topic in libraries in recent years as many more school libraries are redesigning their space to reflect human behavior. With the help of several other school librarians and U.H. Manoa’s Hui Dui student organization, we delved into a deeper discussion of understanding library organization, access, and independence while genrefying the collection. I am excited to continue the discussion as well as share the insights from this experience.

Speakers
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Laurel Oshiro

Library Media Specialist Ages 3-12, Sacred Hearts Academy
Laurel Oshiro has been a certified PreK-6 librarian at Sacred Hearts Academy since 2010.  Her favorite books are A Wrinkle In Time, The Little Prince, and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.  She won the 2016 Hawai’i Society Technology In Education Award, 2018 Golden Key... Read More →
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Lauren Nielsen

LIS graduate student, UH Mānoa LIS Program
 Lauren Nielsen is a graduate student in the UH Manoa LIS program doing her internship with Laurel this semester.  She is also the president of the Hui Dui LIS student organization.


Friday December 3, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 3

12:45pm HST

Legal Research and Technology: How Legal Research is More Accessible than Ever
Legal Research and Technology: How Legal Research is More Accessible than Ever

A demonstration and discussion showcasing the different legal resources that are available to the public, most of them for free of cost.


Speakers
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Joely Alt

Public Services Library Technician, Supreme Court Law Library
Joely Alt is a Public Services Library Technician at the Supreme Court Law Library in Honolulu. She received her master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Originally from New Jersey, Joely has been living in Honolulu... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 1

12:45pm HST

Reimagining Information Literacy Approaches and Services: Considering Faculty Perspective
Reimagining Information Literacy Approaches and Services: Considering Faculty Perspective

The pandemic required The Joseph F. Smith Library at BYU–Hawaii to reimagine information literacy approaches and services in order to better serve our faculty and students. This presentation will take participants through the outreach process we developed by tapping into information literacy resources our faculty already had in place and discovering which criteria they admitted to needing the most help with for the benefit of our learners. Through this presentation, participants will be able to apply steps from our outreach process used in informing and creating new information literacy services. Participants will also learn how to integrate best practices for promoting information literacy resources and in addressing faculty reluctance to adopting new materials into their course with ease by meeting them where they are, staying in a perpetual conversation together as lifelong learners, and tapping into what they already have in place as subject-matter experts in their unique disciplines.


Speakers
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Stephanie Robertson

Information Literacy and Faculty Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Joseph F. Smith Library, BYU–Hawaii
Stephanie Robertson has been teaching English as Adjunct Faculty at BYU-Hawaii since 2009. Her MA is in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric and she also studied academic librarianship during her MLISc program—both degrees from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa... Read More →
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Zoia Falevai

Librarian, BYU–Hawaiʻi
Zoia Falevai is an instruction and reference librarian at the Brigham Young University – Hawaii, Smith Library. She obtained her Bachelors in Pacific Island Studies from the Brigham Young University – Hawaii and received her MLISc from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and a... Read More →
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Becky DeMartini

Librarian, BYU–Hawaiʻi
Becky DeMartini received her MLISc from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2005. For the for the last 15 years she has been working at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in the Joseph F. Smith Library and she loves it!


Friday December 3, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 2

1:30pm HST

HLA Business Meeting
HLA Business Meeting

Friday December 3, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm HST
Track 1

1:30pm HST

Poster Session
Poster Session

Drop in to view this year's posters and chat with the presenters in an informal setting. See this doc forposter descriptions and presenters and evaluations. Titles below:
  • Advocating for Hawaiʻi Children's Books Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Feedback Form)
  • Bringing Back Empathy (Feedback Form)
  • Chat Reference Service at the University of Hawaii at Manoa: Refining Data, Interfaces and Staffing Models (Feedback Form)
  • CIS PhD Program Data Model/Ontology (Feedback Form)
  • E Ola Ka 'Ike Hawai'i (Long Live Hawaiian Knowledge) (Feedback Form)
  • Not Just a Study Hall: Engaging Student Workers in the Academic Library (Feedback Form)
  • Project Hoʻopoeko: Normalizing Hawaiian Language at the Workplaces (Feedback Form)
  • Reminaging Library Spaces and Learning Frameworks at The JFS Library at BYU–Hawaii (Feedback Form)
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Speakers
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David Gustavsen

Humanities Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
David Gustavsen is a Humanities Librarian with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His areas of focus include digital humanities, linguistics, and literature.
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Stanislava Gardasevic

CIS Ph.D. Candidate, LIS Teaching Assistant & Course Instructor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic is Ph.D. candidate at the interdisciplinary program in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS), and a teaching assistant/course instructor at Library and Information Science (LIS) Program at UH Mānoa. Her background is in Digital Librarianship (MLIS). Before coming to UHM, she was working in the National Library of Serbia, where she was involved in e-services projects (digital libraries, digital archive, web archive, e-legal deposit, etc.), as well as mu... Read More →
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Kuuleilani Reyes

Curriculum Developer and Instructor, World Indigenous Nations University-Hawai‘i Pasifika (WINUHP)
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Stephanie Robertson

Information Literacy and Faculty Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Joseph F. Smith Library, BYU–Hawaii
Stephanie Robertson has been teaching English as Adjunct Faculty at BYU-Hawaii since 2009. Her MA is in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric and she also studied academic librarianship during her MLISc program—both degrees from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa... Read More →
avatar for Zoia Falevai

Zoia Falevai

Librarian, BYU–Hawaiʻi
Zoia Falevai is an instruction and reference librarian at the Brigham Young University – Hawaii, Smith Library. She obtained her Bachelors in Pacific Island Studies from the Brigham Young University – Hawaii and received her MLISc from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and a... Read More →


Friday December 3, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm HST
Track 4

2:30pm HST

Cheers to the Weekend...with Us!
Cheers to the Weekend...with Us!

Grab your beverage of choice, turn on your webcams, and join us online for a lively social mixer! This is your chance to connect virtually with your fellow HLA and PIALA conference attendees in a safe - yet fun - environment. We'll have games and activities to get the good times rolling and prizes to encourage a little lighthearted competition.

Friday December 3, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm HST
Track 1
 
Saturday, December 4
 

9:00am HST

Welcome Remarks
Note: this is the same Zoom link as the Keynote.

Saturday December 4, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am HST
Track 1

9:10am HST

Keynote: Jocelyn Howard
Keynote: Jocelyn Howard

Josie Howard is currently the Chief Executive Officer for We Are Oceania, a nonprofit foundation that advocates for Micronesians and Pacific Islanders in Hawai‘i. She attended the Community College of Micronesia, then transferred to UH Hilo where she studied biology, anthropology, and Pacific Island Studies as one of the first Micronesians migrating under the Compact of Free Association Treaty. She also received a master’s degree in social work from UH Mānoa. In her wide ranging community service, Josie has worked with the DOE and various private agencies including Goodwill Industries’ Imi Loa Program. She founded the Young Voyagers, a youth club in media with ‘Ōlelo, as well the Micronesian Cultural Awareness Project. A native of Onoun Island in Micronesia, she speaks Chuukese, Onounese, and English fluently.

Saturday December 4, 2021 9:10am - 9:40am HST
Track 1

9:55am HST

Mookini Library Tutorials: Enhancing the discovery of library services and development of student research skills through short online instruction videos
Mookini Library Tutorials: Enhancing the discovery of library services and development of student research skills through short online instruction videos

Tools, techniques, and preliminary usability survey results will be shared to show how one library developed, on a minimal budget, a video tutorial series to support remote learning for students at UH Hilo & Hawaii Community College


Speakers
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Brian Bays

Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Brian Bays has served as a librarian at the University of Hawaii at Hilo since 2006.  His current focus is in instruction services.  His past roles include serving as Head of Collection Development at Mookini Library and as president and board member for the Hawaii Library Consortium... Read More →
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Amy Saxton

Distance Learning Librarian, UH Hilo
Amy Saxton has been the Distance Learning Librarian at UH Hilo since 2006. In addition to helping staff the reference desk, collection development for various subject areas, and teaching academic research skills to undergraduates and graduate students, she ensures that comparable... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 1

9:55am HST

Perspectives of the New Future
Perspectives of the New Future

Has your perspective of the future changed since the pandemic and global unrest of 2020/2021? Is it more positive? Is it more negative? What are the new future perspectives? Join this interactive session to explore stories from the new future(s) of libraries. Which story or elements of stories will you choose as a preferred future? What will do to shape the future? By the end of the session, you will be aware of key trends to watch and actions you can take to create a positive future.


Speakers
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Stacey Aldrich

State Librarian, Hawaiʻi State Public Library System
Stacey Aldrich has more than 20 years of library experience, and is currently the State Librarian of Hawaii. Prior to Hawaii, she served as the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries in Pennsylvania and State Librarian of California. Stacey has also worked in public... Read More →
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Jarrid Keller

Deputy Director-Infrastructure, Sacramento Public Library
Jarrid Keller is the Deputy Director-Infrastructure at the Sacramento Public Library responsible for IT, Marketing, Facilities, and Collection Services. Prior to joining the Sacramento Public Library Jarrid was the Chief Information Officer and Acting Deputy State Librarian at the... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 3

9:55am HST

What No One Learned in Library School: How to Provide Library Services During a Pandemic: Views From Two Department Chairs
What No One Learned in Library School: How to Provide Library Services During a Pandemic: Views From Two Department Chairs

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s lives and recent outbreaks, for example, bird flu (2016-2017) and SARS (2001), were localized and did not spread around the world. What we are all experiencing is unprecedented in our lifetime.

Our presentation will give viewpoints from two academic librarians with many years of experience, one from a public services department and the other from a collection services department. Both dealt with communicating with their staff and administrators, while also managing shifting expectations and fears in a constantly changing environment. You’ll get a view from inside the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Library, from initially hearing about the coronavirus in China in Dec. 2019, to having our campus shutdown in March 2020 and staff working from home, to the UHM Library being open only to UH people. The last year and a half has been managing on the fly, pivoting when necessary, and a lot of communicating. We’ll share what we’ve learned from the last 18 months and what we foresee as crucial to our library “reopening” in the fall. One key component is having discussions about doing work differently and being empathetic and patient with patrons and fellow staff members so that we can provide library services safely for all involved.


Speakers
avatar for Jodie Mattos

Jodie Mattos

Hawaiian Collection librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library
Jodie Mattos is a librarian in the Hawaiian Collection, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library. From July 2019 to June 2021, she served as department chair for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Since 2019, she has managed the off-air project which records television programs... Read More →
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Amy Carlson

Head, Serials Department, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Amy Carlson has served as the chair of the Serials department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since October 2000. In addition, she coordinates the Collection Services Division at the library, which includes the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Preservation, and Serials departments... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 9:55am - 10:25am HST
Track 2

10:40am HST

Advocating for Strong Communities by Advocating for Strong Libraries
We know the power of a strong library: libraries transform and empower our communities. To ensure librarians have the resources to sustain this important work, the HLA Legislative Committee formed with a mission to advocate for Hawaii’s libraries and librarians. This newly formed committee is composed of librarians from public, academic, school, and special libraries. Join our panel to hear how the committee is working toward facilitating communication with lawmakers, library employees, and the community on issues related to the role of libraries in society as well as legislative issues that have the potential to affect libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Sharrese C. Castillo

Sharrese C. Castillo

Branch Manager, Wahiawa Public Library
Sharrese C. Castillo is the Branch Manager at Wahiawa Public Library. She is HLA’s ALA Chapter Councillor.  Her philosophy on librarianship is that libraries are like a living organism; it must grow and adapt in the direction of the patrons needs and wants. Sharrese's interests... Read More →
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Andrew Wertheimer

Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa LIS Program
Andrew Wertheimer has taught Library and Information Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 2003, including five years as Program Chair. He has been President of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists, and served on the boards of the American Library Association, Association... Read More →
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Krystal S. Kakimoto

Health Sciences and Hawaiian/Pacific Librarian / Operations Coordinator, Chaminade University / Bishop Museum’s Library & Archives
Krystal S. Kakimoto is the Health Sciences and Hawaiian/Pacific Librarian at Chaminade University and the Operations Coordinator for Bishop Museum’s Library & Archives. She hopes that Librarians from different library sectors can come together and promote the important work that... Read More →
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Meera Garud

LIS instructor and school library coordinator, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Meera Garud is an LIS instructor and school library coordinator at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is past-president of the Hawai‘i Association of School Librarians and is currently on the HASL board as Director of Nominations. Previously, she was an analyst with Hawai‘i... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 4

10:40am HST

Exploring and Planning for Controlled Digital Lending (CDLL)
Exploring and Planning for Controlled Digital Lending (CDLL)

This session will introduce the basics of Controlled Digital Lending for Libraries. It will present the potential as well as the planning aspects needed to implement a CDLL program for your library. The presenters will explain CDLL as it relates to Fair Use and how CDLL gives libraries the ability to expand access to their collections to support ILL, distance education, and patrons who are unable to come into the library in-person. Additionally, CDLL can provide access to special collections, library-use only, and unique materials that traditionally are non-circulating. The presenters will share their library's exploration and planning experiences to date implementing a CDLL service, provide examples of other current operational CDLL models and technical applications along with information resources to consult about CDLL and Fair Use. Q &A discussion included.


Speakers
avatar for Naomi Chow

Naomi Chow

ILL Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Naomi Chow is the Interlibrary Loans Librarian at Hamilton Library at UH Manoa since 2009. During the COVID restricted library access, she was one of the collaborators to initiate a "grab and go" print book check-out service and controlled digital lending service.
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Jean Thoulag

Access Services Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Jean Thoulag is the Access Services Librarian at Hamilton Library at UH Manoa since 2015 and is currently department head. She oversees circulation services, interlibrary loans, course reserves, and stacks maintenance.  During COVID-19 restricted access, she collaborated with others... Read More →
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Carla Hose

Educational Specialist-Course Reserves, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Carla Hose is the Educational Specialist - Course Reserves in Access Services at Hamilton Library at UH Manoa since January 2020.  She handled course reserves at Sinclair Library from 1995 to December 2019.  During COVID-19, she assisted with implementing controlled digital lending... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 3

10:40am HST

Helping Students Spot and Resist Misinformation with ‘MisinfoDay’ Educational Event
Helping Students Spot and Resist Misinformation with ‘MisinfoDay’ Educational Event

MisinfoDay is an annual event co-hosted by the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public and Washington State University Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. High school students and educators come to campus for a day to learn from experts in the field about how misinformation works and what they can do to discern fact from fiction online. In this session you'll learn everything you need to know to host MisinfoDay on your own campus or adapt MisinfoDay content to meet your school or public library users’ needs.


Speakers
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Liz Crouse

MisinfoDay Planner, University of Washington Center for an Informed Public
Liz Crouse has coordinated MisinfoDay, an educational event aimed at high school students and educators, for the last three years. She is a co-founder of Teachers for an Informed Public, an organization that supports Washington state teachers and librarians in bringing digital media... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 1

10:40am HST

Try Think(ing) at the Library: Hawaii Council for the Humanities and Hawaii State Public Library System together to explore community engagement
Try Think(ing) at the Library: Hawaii Council for the Humanities and Hawaii State Public Library System together to explore community engagement

Libraries offer programming to the community in our physical spaces. Beginning in mid 2020 we started offering virtual programming instead of physical programming. HCH brought community engagement to a wide variety of public spaces including the libraries. In mid 2020 they also began offering virtual engagement to the public. Both organizations began to shift individually to meet the needs of their communities. Then HCH brought an idea to HSPLS, a collaboration; a virtual edition of their very successful Try Think program. This is that story.


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Lynch

Sheryl Lynch

Branch Manager, HSPLS-Waiʻanae Public Library
Sheryl is the branch manager of Wai'anae Public Library.  She received her MLISc from UH Manoa in 2000 and began her career as a Young Adult librarian at Liliha Public Library under the seasoned and watchful guidance of Sylvia Mitchell.  In 2008 she moved to Kapolei Public Library... Read More →
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Robert Chang

Director of Reading and Discussion Programs, Hawai'i Council for the Humanities
Rob, who was born and raised on Kauaʻi, moved to Oʻahu to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to pursue his degree in Hawaiian Studies. Rob graduated from UH-M in 1997 and became a part of the HIHumanities family in 1999. As the Director of Reading and Discussion Programs... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am HST
Track 2

11:25am HST

Garden Plots: Our Newest Items on Loan
Garden Plots: Our Newest Items on Loan

I will talk about the successes and challenges of beginning a community garden in the courtyard area of our base library.


Speakers
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Tiffany Evans

Library Technician, Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi
Tiffany Evans (she/her) is a military spouse of 10 years. Born and raised in San Diego, CA currently resides on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. With a background in community development and merchandising at Barnes & Noble, she enjoys all aspects of her job at the library on MCBH, from... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 2

11:25am HST

Information pathways through the lens of informatics
Information pathways through the lens of informatics

Stories have always allowed us to share and inhabit multiple worlds and identities, but information technologies designed to increase access have also created invisible obstacles, like algorithmic bias, dubious search suggestions and sheer overload. An approach based on informatics--how society and technologies intertwine--can help reveal invisible obstacles to seeking, finding and creating information, and yield more inclusive information services. In this talk, we’ll discuss examples of how pathways to information travel through people, communities and technologies in ways that are not always obvious, and how tracing these pathways can reveal ways to target information services to maximize access, participation, and understanding.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Gazan

Rich Gazan

Professor and Chair, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library & Information Science Program
Rich Gazan is Professor and Chair of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library & Information Science Program and Associate Chair of the Information & Computer Sciences Department.  His research interests include how people integrate diverse types of knowledge in interdisciplinary... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 1

11:25am HST

Marketing Archival Collections on Your Library Catalog with No Pennies
Marketing Archival Collections on Your Library Catalog with No Pennies

Sometimes archival collections are quietly kept in a special collection. Archives are a source for historical evidence and factual accounts of activities. They are our recorded memory, story tellers, and are documents for people to provide valuable sources for research and our community. The rise of emerging platforms for archival collections is to make them accessible and discoverable; however, current solutions are enchanting and yet pricey.

This program gives some insight on how to increase visibility of your archival collections through your online catalog and illustrates how to make a bridge between Omeka, archival platform, and Alam, library system, by implementing Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PHM) for repository interoperability. The OAI protocol allows the metadata in Omeka to be discovered in Primo to effectively market our archival collections with no extra cost.


Speakers
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Keiko Okuhara

Metadata Services Librarain, William S. Richardson School of Law Library


Saturday December 4, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am HST
Track 3

12:00pm HST

Authority Control: Consistency Among the Changes (Backstage Library Works)
Authority control enhances discovery in your library's catalog, disambiguating similar headings while collocating and cross-referencing related terms. But authority control is more than just housekeeping. Some metadata librarians are using local authority practices to more respectfully recognize marginalized groups or to proactively decolonize their catalogs, replacing outdated terms still in use by national authority files with preferred terminology in their local records.

In this presentation, Casey Cheney explores external and internal changes to headings that affect access in a library catalog. She also discusses how leveraging automation can help a library's metadata team manage updates and propagate decisions made at a local level.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Cheney

Casey Cheney

Vice President of Automation Services, Backstage Library Works


Saturday December 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm HST
Track 1

12:00pm HST

User Experience (UX) and Human-Centered Design For Digital Library Special Collections (Recollect)
User Experience (UX) and Human-Centered Design For Digital Library Special Collections

In this learning session, Tyler Hersey from Recollect gives an overview of strategies to put your Audience at the center of the design process for online special collections. The Recollect platform is used by libraries, archives, and collecting institutions around the world to manage, preserve, and share their digital content and stories.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hersey

Tyler Hersey

Business Development Manager, Recollect
Tyler advises cultural institutions around the world on cloud technology for digital collections management and online community engagement with New Zealand's Recollect platform. He previously spent a decade as digital archivist for filmmaker Peter Jackson, collaborating on historical... Read More →



Saturday December 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:40pm HST
Track 3

12:45pm HST

HOT(Here-or-There) Library Orientation for Military Students and Veterans
HOT(Here-or-There) Library Orientation for Military Students and Veterans

Active duty military and veteran students are more racially and ethnically diverse, than in previous generations. They have unique academic needs and challenges that can make for a difficult transition from a military to a less-structured university environment. While academic institutions have adapted quickly to enroll military students, library engagement efforts have been limited to traditional reference and instruction services delivered on-campus or military bases. As a way to seek a better understanding of the needs and perspectives of this diverse student population, the libraries at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa and Hawai?i Pacific University, have partnered to pilot an outreach program by hosting library orientations tailored to military students during the fall 2021. This outreach initiative is done in collaboration with military programs and student orientation stakeholders at both universities. The library orientations will be offered as a "Here or There" (HOT) blended synchronous learning setting, which was used at UH Manoa during COVID-19. The orientation will emulate Texas A&M University Libraries' "Orienting Student Veterans to the Library," strategy which uses an in-processing checklist format which seeks to complement the training of military personnel. We aim to facilitate military students' transition in their academic lives.


Speakers
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Patricia Brandes

Librarian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Patricia Brandes is the library liaison for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources(CTAHR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She obtained her Master in Library and Information Science from the UHM in 2002.  
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Elizabeth Torres

Head of Public Services, Hawaiʻi Pacific University


Saturday December 4, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 1

12:45pm HST

Practical Solutions to Common Website Accessibility Issues
Practical Solutions to Common Website Accessibility Issues

Making a website accessible to people with disabilities requires thoughtful reflection, awareness of adaptive technology, and often the manipulation of a web page's source code. This session will address topics such as providing alternative access to the content of visual images, adding captions to YouTube videos, and addressing specific issues related to the use of scripts. Basic knowledge of HTML and familiarity of CSS is necessary for this presentation, as codes and tags will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Ralph Toyama

Ralph Toyama

Systems Librarian, Leeward Community College
Ralph has had a lifelong fascination with understanding how things work, which is reflected both in his work with library and information technology, and his hobbies and activities which include photography, motorcycling, amateur radio, and volunteer emergency service. Ralph’s recent... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 3

12:45pm HST

The "Bamboo Ceiling” and Bamboo Ladder: Asian American Librarianship Leadership Obstacles and Opportunities
The "Bamboo Ceiling” and Bamboo Ladder: Asian American Librarianship Leadership Obstacles and Opportunities

Very few Asian American library professionals are in senior library leadership positions. Persisting racism, microaggressions, and Asian stereotypes impact how many Asian American library professionals attain library leadership roles. However, mentorship opportunities, professional communities, advocacy, and activism are key to helping Asian American library professionals network, collaborate, and prove that they are capable library leaders. This presentation provides an overview of Asian American library leadership obstacles and opportunities, and suggests how further research can be done to better understand the climate of Asian American leadership in Hawai‘i’s libraries.

Speakers
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Jade Sunouchi

LIS student, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Jade Sunouchi has a B.A. and M.A. in English, with a concentration in creative writing, from UH Mānoa. She teaches English composition at UH West O‘ahu and is a UH Mānoa Library and Information Science graduate student focused on academic librarianship. She is President of the... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm HST
Track 2

1:30pm HST

Centennial Stories: Uncovering Herstories/ Histories of the Hawaiʻi Library Association
Centennial Stories: Uncovering Herstories/ Histories of the Hawaiʻi Library Association

When libraries or library associations reach their centennial, they usually roll out happy stories of their growth and development with an uncritical lens. However, to celebrate the Hawaiʻi Library Association’s centennial, formed a Centennial Committee that is helping members research their own herstories/histories, including not only the pioneers who moved to the Territory of Hawaiʻi and created our libraries and association, but also the diverse pioneers who were able to decolonize these American institutions and shape them into create collections and information systems that serve Kanaka Maoli, and Hawaiʻi’s diverse communities. We invite you to hear abstracts from these works in progress, as we gain insight on how librarianship is changing.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wertheimer

Andrew Wertheimer

Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa LIS Program
Andrew Wertheimer has taught Library and Information Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 2003, including five years as Program Chair. He has been President of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists, and served on the boards of the American Library Association, Association... Read More →
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Gwen Sinclair

Government Documents Librarian, University of Hāwaiʻi at Mānoa
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Noriko Asato

Associate Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Saturday December 4, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm HST
Track 2

1:30pm HST

Improving Public Access to Online Legal Information through Universal Design
Improving Public Access to Online Legal Information through Universal Design

This session will discuss how to make public access (i.e., free) legal information websites more user-friendly using design thinking methods (user personas and user journeys) and universal design principles. The session will explain these methods and principles, which can then be applied in a variety of library work.

The reason for making free legal information websites more user-friendly is access to justice. Libraries that provide *physical* access to legal information will always be essential to the access to justice effort, but *online* access to free legal information is also important because legal information is increasingly digital and more people are searching for it online. The rule of law is a basic principle of most nations, as is the principle that people should have free access to the laws that govern them. In the United States, the justice system applies to everyone, but is inaccessible to many people in several ways. For example, laws and legal information that have been made more easily discoverable through online searching are usually behind digital paywalls. Also, laws and legal information that are publicly accessible without a charge are scattered across numerous government and nonprofit websites, each with a different layout and search functionality that usually takes effort for users who are new to the website to learn. Making it easier for everyone to find legal information online enhances our ability to engage and participate in the legal system that governs us. This session concludes with an idea of building a network of official legal information websites with a uniform format that would be useful, inclusive, and simple to use.

This session is based on the speaker’s paper, Toward A Universal Design for Public Access Online Legal Information: User Personas, User Journeys, a Proposal, and a Prototype (forthcoming in Legal Reference Services Quarterly; winner of the University of Washington Earl Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award for the 2020-21 academic year). The research participants for this paper included five Hawai‘i residents (including three librarians).


Speakers
avatar for Connie Chang

Connie Chang

MLIS Candidate (degree expected August 2021), University of Washington
Connie Chang is a former lawyer and law school lecturer.  She completed the Master of Library and Information Science program with Specialization in Law Librarianship (MLIS Law) at the University of Washington (UW) in August 2021.  She lives in Honolulu and works remotely for UW’s... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm HST
Track 1

1:30pm HST

Share Your Perspective: ADHD in Our Libraries and Profession
Share Your Perspective: ADHD in Our Libraries and Profession

ADDitude Magazine (n.d.), geared toward individuals with ADHD, rated librarianship as the 5th worst job out of 10 for those with “restless minds and creative spirits.” While some may agree that a profession which traditionally valued quiet and “keeping every Dewey Decimal in its proper place” might not be the best for neurodivergent folks struggling with inattentiveness, others see the structure and dynamic nature of librarianship as an ideal setting. National Resource Center, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), list distractibility, impulsivity, hyperactivity, poor memory, boredom-blockouts, time management difficulties, procrastination, difficulty managing long-term projects, paperwork/details, and interpersonal/social skill issues being the top workplace issues for adults with ADHD but also offer specific tips to address each issue. In this facilitated discussion, we will discuss ADHD our libraries and/or as librarians with care to not disclose personal information that is not our own, and even then, only at the discretion of each participant with no disclosure preferred over participant comfort. By the end of the discussion, participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to help themselves or co-workers and patrons with ADHD.


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Robertson

Stephanie Robertson

Information Literacy and Faculty Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Joseph F. Smith Library, BYU–Hawaii
Stephanie Robertson has been teaching English as Adjunct Faculty at BYU-Hawaii since 2009. Her MA is in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric and she also studied academic librarianship during her MLISc program—both degrees from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa... Read More →
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Thomas Robertson

Clinical Social Worker and Adjunct Faculty, Ko‘olauloa Health Center & the School of Social Work at Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Thomas Robertson is licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Hawai‘i and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social welfare at the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.He currently works at Ko‘olauloa... Read More →


Saturday December 4, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm HST
Track 3

2:15pm HST

Drag Queen Story Time
Drag Queen Story Time, with Apple Aday and Anna Mei:
Please join us for our celebratory event of inclusion and diversity of our community and HLA members, where Apple Aday will be reading Julian is a Mermaid and Anna Mei will be sharing Pink is for Boys. We will have time to socialize with our bring-your-own favorite beverages and enjoy each other's company while closing out another year of HLA conferencing.

Speakers

Saturday December 4, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm HST
Track 1

4:30pm HST

Silent Auction - Closes at 5pm HST
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Saturday December 4, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm HST
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