This course will alternate between a practical introduction to Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands library resources and an exploration of issues related to the profession as practiced by academic librarians in a special collections setting. Through lectures and guest speakers we cover special topics, including: current issues in contemporary Hawaiʻi and the Pacific; history and documentation; genealogy, biography and demography; early and modern indigenous literature, collection development and management, science sources and more. Ultimately, this course is designed to build proficiency in the use of Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands research materials in general and the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library in particular.
Micronesian Immigrants in Hawaiʻi:
How Can Hawaiʻi State Public Libraries Advocate Resources & Social Services to Immigrants?
This end of term project was presented at the student poster portion of the 2014 Hawaiʻi Library Association Conference.