2018 HLA Conference

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    All Together Now: Developing a Community of School Librarians
    ( 2018-11-17) Ramirez, Caitlin
    School librarians strive to be at the heart of their communities and build meaningful relationships with students, faculty, and parents. But when do they have the chance to work, share, grow, and learn with other librarians? It can get a little lonely sometimes. How can solo school librarians build community with other librarians to stay inspired, find support, and continuously improve their library programs and services? In this session, Windward District librarians share their answer to this question. Participants will learn the logistics and benefits of collaboration and be empowered to begin or deepen their own inter-school collaborative process.
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    Creating community for survivors: How libraries can support and destigmatize sex trafficking survivors
    ( 2018-11-15) Collins, Suzie ; Perez, Cat
    Hawaii's sex trafficking survivors are reaching out to nonprofits for help, but the few that exist could stand to have stronger support from our community. By fostering collaborative partnerships and encouraging community participation, libraries can help reduce the stigma around organizations that help young men and women escape and rehabilitate from an exploitative and abusive industry.
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    Dystopian Futures: Murder, Genealogy/DNA Databases, Ethnicity and Privacy
    ( 2018-11-16) Stoker, Storm
    Ancestry databases are popular because you can trace your genetic background with at-home, mail-in DNA tests. This technology was used to catch the Golden State Killer, a forty-year-old cold case, using genetic markers to find distant relatives, then tracing his family tree to find him. The public is accustomed to criminal DNA databases but using a civilian non-criminal database for this purpose has alarmed some privacy advocates. Who owns your DNA? Since you share it with others, who can use it and for what purpose? What other uses could these DNA databases be put towards? For example, will Native American tribes require a DNA test before membership is granted? Could DNA testing be part of future scholarship applications? Privacy concerns may include debt collection and healthcare discrimination. Those who own the databases often have goals that go beyond simply earning money. Are these databases reliable? We may not have an answer to any of these controversial questions but exploring an ethos may become more important as advances continue.
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    E 'imi i na Kumuwaiwai o ka 'aina : Seeking the sources of knowledge of the land
    ( 2018-11-16) Smith, Helen Wong
    In the 1990s Dr. George Kanahele successfully instituted "A Hawaiian sense of place," in visitor destinations i.e. Waikīkī which has been adopted throughout the state. Today, place-based learning is embraced in multiple disciplines and can be applied to all libraries serving diverse patrons. This presentation will provide you the tools and repositories, some of them obscure, to effectively discover the myriad of place-based knowledge about our islands. The various approaches to implement this and how this knowledge has influenced decision-making in Hawai'i nei will be shared. Former HLA and Association of Hawai’i Archivists President Helen Wong Smith will share these resources and examples based on 35+ years of working with and in Hawaiian collections authoring over 50 land-based reports including Cultural Impact Assessments for government review.
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    Excluding Japanese American Readers in the Library of Hawaiʻi during the Territorial Era
    ( 2018-11-16) Asato, Noriko ; Wertheimer, Andrew
    The ALA code of ethics call for serving all people with equity. However, during much of Hawaiʻi's Territorial era (1900-1959), Japanese Americans were largely overlooked and underserved by the early Library of Hawaiʻi, which later became the state library system. This presentation, using a variety of archival sources, challenges librarians to recognize discrimination in our own library history. This parallels recent research on the desegregation of public libraries in the American South and decolonization in many libraries in the Pacific.
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    Exploring Personal Connections in an Increasingly Digital Reading Environment
    ( 2018-11-16) Trimble, Amy
    Identifying how a patron connects with resources is an essential aspect of librarianship. This session shares results of a phenomenological, qualitative study of student and faculty experience with reading in both the physical and digital realms of reading, and encourages active discussion on how to utilize these results in understanding patron needs. Results are based on analysis of personal, one-on-one interviews from community members of the University of Hawaii. The phenomenon of connection between readers and their reading sources is explored, resulting in six themes (Comprehension, Lost in Reading, Willingness to Adapt, Sentimentality, Social Interaction, and Space Matters). Important to note, touch and tangibility continue to play a significant part in the reading process, especially due to aspects of familiarity, accessibility and ownership. Although the research focuses on the academic library environment, the importance of reading crosses into all types of libraries and information organizations. This topic provides an avenue for discussion on patrons' reading practices based on phenomenological, local data and is applicable to anyone interested in how, why, and what people read.
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    For All Time: Resources about America’s Native Peoples from the Smithsonian Institute Museum of the American Indian
    ( 2018-11-17) Louis, Patricia
    The history and culture of America’s native peoples is alive and thriving! But, you would not think so if you walked in most American classrooms or libraries. Here, much of the instruction and resources used are from secondary non-native sources and more often than not, relegates native peoples squarely to the past with little relevance to our present or our future. So, instead, come and see how our native cousins are thriving and working to revitalize the land to help create a sustainable future for all while maintaining their deep cultural beliefs. Learn how to locate and access some of the expert print and digital resources curated by SMAI staff, cultural and educational experts from across the country especially for teachers and librarians. Look at rubrics and other resources librarians can use when evaluating native materials and resources when doing collection development. Take a peek inside online inquiry units that address universal questions like “why does the food we eat matter or how do native Americans experience belonging?”. See how we can take these examples to create our own units focusing on the culture and people of Hawaii.
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    From Idea to Action: pitching your idea and building a plan
    ( 2018-11-16) Aldrich, Stacey A. ; Keller, Jarrid P.
    Do you ever have a great idea, but can't get buy in from your boss? Find yourself starting projects only to have them derailed or go into unplanned directions? Creating best practice and projects, requires us to be able to articulate value and be organized in our approach for programs and services that will benefit our communities. Join us for this interactive session where you'll learn strategies to get energy around your idea and then a simple method for creating a plan for success.
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    Get a Group! An Interactive Discussion On How To Get A Grip While Moderating Book Groups & Programming with Books
    ( 2018-11-16) Hogan, Jessica ; Davies-Smith, Alayna
    Librarians are always looking for fresh new ways to draw people in and provide community spaces for people to share information, learn and grow. Book clubs are a common way to encourage reading, bring people into the library, advance literacy and increase circulation. We'll share tips from what we've learned along the way, and encourage others to attend and share what works for them. Traditional book group models will be discussed, as well as passive programming with books, and inter-generational programming ideas. Session outcomes include understanding different models of book clubs, and collecting tips on how to get started with a book group, promote it, and keep it running successfully.
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    Graphic Novels: Let's Hear From You!
    ( 2018-11-16) Campbell, Kelly ; Chang, Hillary
    Public libraries are an important part of our society and provide a sanctuary for all seeking knowledge and comfort. Graphic novels have become a rising trend within public libraries, however at times it can be difficult to place them. Check out this session about graphic novels by two librarians who are just crazy about them! Bring your questions, get opinions from Hillary and Kelly regarding the latest trends and how it can help your graphic novel collections succeed. We are gonna hear from you on your thoughts and questions and hopefully you leave satisfied and knowing how to work with this insanely popular literary medium.
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