The UH LIS department marked the accomplishment of its ALA re-accreditation by holding a celebration attended by faculty, students, friends and alumni. Each of the student organizations contributed to the celebration in the form of decorations, food, leis, and a signed poster.
We heard from a wonderful speaker, former ALA president, Nancy Kranich, who shared valuable insights. She shared with us the importance of engaging our patrons. She mentioned that as librarians, we need to turn outward toward the community and realize goals for them–the community–not necessarily the institution. Furthermore, she suggested identifying and acting on specific pockets of change to better the community and our institutions.
The celebratory ambience, the amazing food, inspiring talk, and the good company all combined to make a memorable afternoon. We, at the SLA student chapter, feel both blessed to be part of such an amazing educational program and honored to add to such a wonderful event. Congratulations UH LIS program!