2021 HLA Conference

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    Share Your Perspective: ADHD in Our Libraries and Profession
    ( 2021-12-04) Robertson, Stephanie ; Robertson, Thomas
    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.
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    Reimagining Information Literacy Approaches and Services: Considering Faculty Perspective
    ( 2021-12-03) Robertson, Stephanie ; Falevai, Zoia ; DeMartini, Becky
    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.
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    Real World Consequences: Mitigating Health Misinformation
    ( 2021-12-02) Spatz, Michele
    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.
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    Open Educational Resources and Librarianship: Every student their textbook
    ( 2021-11-29) Pai, Sunyeen ; Ford, Jason
    Since the 1990s, academics have been working to make scholarly and learning materials openly accessible to all students through open educational resources (OER). One reason is the uncontrolled rise in the cost of textbooks caused by monopolistic price-setting by companies dependent on the work of academics. Believing that education is a right for everyone, these academics have combined expertise and energy to make knowledge more shareable, open to improvement through collaboration, and accessible to a diverse audience. Librarians play a role in this effort and help preserve intellectual freedom by using OER to counter the anti-egalitarian aspects of publishing companies that limit access to information by exponentially increasing textbook costs yearly and restricting information behind paywalls. In the University of Hawaiʻi system, librarians continue to reimagine their services and programs to support all students, but this work in particular supports the economically and socially vulnerable and underserved. We work to make educational materials in which students can see themselves and connect to their inherent possibilities within. This also generates valuable opportunities for self-reflection and professional development for faculty. We will introduce attendees to the history of open educational resources, the impact it has had on education at all levels of society, and how it has changed education at the University of Hawaiʻi. Additionally, we will discuss ways in which interested attendees may include OER in their practice by engaging faculty and stakeholders to become involved in OER to benefit their own careers, students, and society at large.
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    NNLM is here to service Micronesia: A Hear and Tell session
    ( 2021-12-02) Drake, Paul
    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.
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    Joeten-Kiyu Public Library Pacific Room!
    ( 2021-11-29) Guerrero, Ray Jr. Deleon
    Hafa Adai, Tiroow Wami, the Pacific Room contains collections of historical books, articles, periodicals, and multimedia information ranging from the Northern Mariana Islands and the islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, Indonesia, and Polynesia. History and culture play a huge role in all walks of life and, of course, connect the present to the past. Providing information and literacy on history, culture, customs, art, language, and traditions of the indigenous people of the Northern Mariana Islands and other Pacific islands are our top priority to help teach the next generation and different walks of life the importance of history and cultural heritage. Please join us in exploring The Pacific Room-- its history and its role in the Joeten-Kiyu Public library! BIBA, MARIANAS! BIBA, LITERACY! BIBA, LIBRARY!
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    Mookini Library Tutorials: Enhancing the discovery of library services and development of student research skills through short online instruction videos
    ( 2021-12-04) Bays, Brian ; Saxton, Amy
    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 & Hawaiʻi Community College
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    Marketing Archival Collections on Your Library Catalog with No Pennies
    ( 2021-12-04) Okuhara, Keiko ; Cachola, Ellen-Rae
    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.
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    HOT(Here-or-There) Library Orientation for Military Students and Veterans
    ( 2021-12-04) Brandes, Patricia ; Torres, Elizabeth
    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 Hawaiʻi at Manoa and Hawaiʻi 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.
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    Genrefication: Reimagining the Library Space For Student Access and Independence
    ( 2021-12-03) Oshiro, Laurel ; Nielsen, Lauren
    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.
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