Due to the overwhelming success of the 2015 joint conference, HLA and HASL joined forces again this year to produce another joint conference!
Why attend HLA/HASL 2017?
The 2017 Joint Conference is for those who are affiliated with or interested in libraries and information services, including but not limited to academic libraries, public libraries, school libraries, special libraries, repositories, archives, and museums. We also welcome anyone regardless of their role or employment status: professionals, students, retirees, volunteers, and staff members. The conference is a great way to share ideas and network with colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there!
The conference organizers would like to give special recognition to Nakoa Camvel, a UH West Oʻahu Creative Media student, for designing the conference graphics.
The conference logo is honoring Hawaiʻi's place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and how its unique geography is strongly affected by our sustainability practices.
Sustainability: More than the Environment
Sustainability is a buzzword, widely used in terms of the environment. However, it is an important concept that we can apply in a multitude of ways. In order to best serve our users, it is necessary to sustain our communities, our working relationships, and ourselves. As information professionals, we sustain knowledge by preserving and providing access to current and future generations.
With sustainability comes the call for advocacy, advancement that protects what already exists and what will be in the future. Advocacy is woven into both the missions of the Hawaiʻi Library Association (HLA) and the Hawai‘i Association of School Librarians (HASL). HLA advocates for continued improvement of Hawaiʻi libraries, while HASL advocates excellence through collaborative efforts.
In keeping with our theme, what can we do within our professional roles to be good global citizens and sustain the information environment?
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