HLA is pleased to announce that Marshall Breeding, an internationally known independent consultant and frequent speaker on a variety of library technology issues, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2016 fall conference in Hilo, Hawaii. Mr. Breeding is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and libraries.org. In addition to his web publications Mr. Breeding is the author of a variety of books and articles, as well as the author of the monthly column, "Systems Librarian", published in Computers in Libraries. For further information on Marshall Breeding please visit his website at http://librarytechnology.org/marshallbreeding/.
Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele
Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele retired from the University of Hawaiʻi and the Community College System in 2013 with forty years of service. Kumu Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele retired as Kumu Hula or Dance Teacher of the Hawaiian traditional dance in 2011, she has been involved with hula since infancy. Aunty Pua has passed on her responsibility as President of the
Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation (EKF) in 2012 with twenty four years of leadership. EKF is a 501C-3 which mission is to elevate Hawaiian intelligence. This retirement has seeped into all other phases of life with committees, community work, broadcasting, etc.
Pualani Kanakaʻole-Kanahele is of pure Hawaiian ancestry and is very passionate about being Hawaiian and living on these islands. This passion does not diminish with age therefore no retirement from being. There is in fact an energy that pushes forward to increase understanding.
Pua is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, photographer, teacher, author, pilot,researcher, adventurer, sailor, dancer, choreographer, chanter, thinker, activist, creator and a believer of things Hawaiʻi. All of these experiences cast the mold of who she is and how she lives her life.
I am Hawaiʻi, this I know! Ua ʻike au!
Pono serves as Chairman of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Board of Directors and was one of five Living Organ Donors appointed to the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing: Living Donor Committee where he works on national policies affecting Living Organ Donors. Other boards of directorships or tasks force include the Vice Chair of the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, the Friends of Iolani Palace, University of Hawaii West Oahu Council of Advisors, Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Advisory Board, Hawaii Green Growth Board of Directors, and he is the manager for the Community Development Entity, Punawai O Puuhonua. He was also on the Selection Committee for the appointment of the Federal Magistrate Judge for 2015.
In 2012, Pono successfully led the efforts of Punawai O Puuhonua’s New Market Tax Credit Application and was awarded a $40 Million allocation for Economic Development in Low Income Communities for Hawaii.
Pono makes note that although he is the CEO of the Oahu Economic Development Board his background in Economics is very small. The respect he garners in the community isn’t fostered by credentials but his ability to get things done where others seem to falter and his understanding of Aloha and Leadership in a lifestyle like practicing martial arts to foster a healthy Hawaii and World ecosystem.
He and Dawn have been married for 29 years and their daughter Chantele, 27, works in China for the Abercrombie and Fitch Corporation. He loves cooking, eating, and physical training which include weekly jogging, sprinting, kettle bell workouts, and hiking the Koko Head trail. In 2013 Pono donated a kidney to a friend.