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.
As HLA President, Kara Plamann Wagoner, so eloquently stated in the HLA Board Response to the Potential Elimination of IMLS, we also specifically serve the community of Hawai‘i by uniquely blending Kanaka Maoli traditions and values through teamwork and technology to preserve indigenous knowledge and provide culturally relevant academic resources to Native Hawaiian students.
In keeping with our theme, what can we do within our professional roles to be good global citizens and sustain the information environment?
PAGE PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2017.