2020 HLA Conference

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    Using Google Tools to Enhance Information Literacy 2.0
    ( 2020-12-04) Falevai, Zoia
    This session will share how one librarian uses Google tools to collaborate with and assist students in their research efforts, especially at this time with remote/distance learning. This teaching approach enables the librarian to check, document and assist individual students during the hands-on part of the workshop, provides a convenient way to follow-up with the students and instructors and helps with a course or assignment assessment. This method is one way to ensure that students are learning and understanding the information literacy concepts in an online one-shot or continuous workshops.
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    Shifting Focus to Identify Hawaiians in Historical Photographs
    ( 2020-12-05) Haderlie, Brooks
    Three panoramic photographs of the Laie Hawaii Temple from the early 1900's show hundreds of native church members and mainland missionaries. No serious attempts have been made to date these photos or to identify the people depicted in them. Methods will be described firstly for determining the correct dates for the photos, and secondly for identifying individuals in them. We will describe pre-pandemic efforts and then pivotal changes which were needed to continue the identification process. Other libraries and archives can benefit from these same procedures in working with their own the correct dates for the photos, and secondly for identifying individuals in them.
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    Responding to COVID: How Open Educational Resources Are Helping
    ( 2020-12-04) Shook, Sheryl ; Pai, Sunny
    Open Educational Resources (OER) are openly licensed and public domain materials used in educational settings at all levels. The ten campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi have been promoting the use of OER since 2015, with faculty providing free learning resources to students that can be easily accessed online or printed at low cost. With the onset of COVID, OER becomes even more useful as faculty move their classes to remote learning environments. OER commit to accessibility and inclusiveness in addressing social inequities, now exacerbated by COVID. We’ll take a look at the impact OER has had at the University of Hawaiʻi and review the number of ways, worldwide, that OER is helping to make a difference in responding to COVID.
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    Reinventing Information Literacy with Wikipedia in Medical Education
    ( 2020-12-05) Kahili-Heede, Melissa ; Patil, Uday AJ ; Hillgren, KJ
    Wikipedia: everyone's patrons are using it, including medical patients seeking information on everything from colic to COVID-19. As the size and accuracy of Wikipedia increases, it becomes more important for librarians to be invested in the validity of the contents and the information literacy of the users. To this end, the Health Science Library at the John A. Burns School of Medicine participated in one of Wikipedia's outreach efforts, Wikiproject Medicine, engaging medical students to improve the completeness of articles about medicine and Hawai'i while also enhancing their level of information literacy. As a result, articles like those about The Queen’s Medical Center and Trauma Teams were vastly improved and the medical students learned a lot about communicating accurate information in plain English. Our presentation will tell you how we did it, the lessons we learned, and how you can try it, too!
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    Promoting Active Learning: Polishing and Reloading Your Teaching Toolbox
    ( 2020-12-04) Falevai, Zoia ; DeMartini, Becky
    This workshop will guide participants through various techniques to promote active learning in a virtual or in-person setting. Anyone involved in learning and teaching will leave the workshop with a refreshed outlook to approach the future of library instruction. We will engage our audience through multiple hands-on activities and focus on student-centered learning. Examples include: self-evaluating and reflecting on current instruction curriculum; using Bloom's Taxonomy to create learning outcomes for library instruction that are learner-centered; practicing engaging learning strategies such as Pair/Share, using Opinion Polls, Ranking and Rating to engage students in the learning process, Cold Calling as a tool for increased feedback and interaction.
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    Nobody Taught Me This in Library School! Adapting to the New Normal
    ( 2020-12-04) Healey, Meredith ; Mangohig, Rowena
    No one taught me about this in library school! Staff at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Library struggles to understand what our community needs from us, how we can provide it, and how to do so while keeping staff and patrons as safe as possible. We will talk about successes and failures with safe programming, trying to bridge the digital divide by loaning equipment, and conducting a safe Summer Reading Program. We will also talk about new considerations for the era of COVID-19, and how we've adapted our staffing and services to be prepared.
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    Kā Molokai Waihona Kākoʻo
    ( 2020-12-05) Mokuau, Diane ; Delanty, Cynthia ; Purdy-Avelino, Kilia ; Pagan, Kalani ; Martinez, Greta ; Simms, Terri ; Steinke, Anne ; Lum, Liz
    Join Molokai's librarians and educators share their experiences with library instruction and programming while strengthening their community ties. We will feature short video reflections focusing on how we "pivoted" in the way we were collaborating and meeting to continue to keep abreast of what is happening in all of our libraries, still support each type of library and carry through with the projects that we had put underway. Three librarians will also take live Q&A and talk about the impact that the pandemic has had on library services at each type of library.
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    Gone Virtual: Closed Buildings, Opened Minds
    ( 2020-12-04) Todd, Danielle ; Bengston, Katherine ; Young, Jennifer Kauʻi
    The two-month closure of the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System’s 51 branches was a time of uncertainty and stress, but also growth. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged librarians to reconsider public service, and how community and staff connections are made and strengthened. This presentation focuses on one major area of long-term change for HSPLS: the creation of the Virtual Programming Team and its positive impact on how HPSLS staff collaborate, interact and form longstanding professional relationships that benefit the system’s health. Before the closure, HSPLS staff relied on in-house programming and largely sourced program content from libraries’ immediate communities and staff. The closure changed the traditional programming landscape by forcing HSPLS staff to move communication to virtual forums. Through the Teams’ VPT forum, librarians discovered an easy way to reach outside of their immediate circles, trade ideas and maximize content and output in a way that was not prioritized or necessary in the previous model. This resulted in a strong, innovative and imaginative team with a greater versatility of content. It also resulted in fresh perspectives and stronger bonds between staff. This presentation will take you behind-the-scenes, starting back in March 2020 when the Virtual Programming Team first convened. We will show you how we created this service area from scratch, often repurposing personal technology and materials in our homes to bring programming to life. The three presenters represent different areas of public librarianship, on three different islands, and took on three different roles within the team: Danielle as Team Lead, Katherine as Storytime at Home Guru, and Kauʻi as HSPLS Creates Champion. By focusing on our strengths and learning from each other the virtual programming team was able to establish professional relationships and services for our patrons that would not have existed pre-COVID.
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