The Music Library Tour, Graduation and Beyond

Sinclair Music Library Tour

It is more than time to document the Sinclair Library Tour our SLA student chapter held in November. We had a good turnout and enjoyed an informative behind-the-scenes look at the UH Music Library and the Sinclair building itself. The library houses other programs not directly affiliated with the music library, like the Honors Program, the Writing Center, the First-Year program, and the Student Success Center, which aids in tutoring and class help. The Sinclair Library is truly a space dedicated to helping students.

The actual music library at UH is extensive, housing a wonderful Hawaiian Music Collection, which has a dedicated website for browsing. Much of it is stored in climate-controlled hidden stacks in the basement. Not all of the items have been recorded yet; the library staff is working hard on that project. The rest of the music collection is located on the air-conditioned third floor and houses sheet music, books, journals, and the audio-visual items and equipment.

The second floor of the library houses bound periodicals that were moved to Sinclair after the infamous flood in Hamilton Library in 2004. Unfortunately, that section of the library has jalousie windows open to the air that causes damage to the books. It was a great lesson as to challenges a library in a tropical climate faces, namely climate control and lack of space.

State Chapter Dinner

The state chapter dinner was held in early December and was of especial importance to our student chapter as two of our members are now board members at the state level. We congratulate Matthew Kanekoa as the new Vice-President/President Elect, and Charlie Arthur as the new Treasurer. Please see the state chapter’s website for more information.


And last for this semester, we send our fondest Aloha to our president, Monica Ames as she  graduates and moves on. We’re thankful for her service and wish her a successful future!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!


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