SLAsc is accepting nominations

Aloha mai Kākou!

Fall 2017 is creeping up to a close which means it is time for nominations and elections. The Special Libraries Association Student Chapter is now accepting nominations for Executive Board members to serve through the Spring 2018 Semester. Please consider joining the SLAsc team by nominating yourself, or nominate one or more of your fellow LIS classmates who you think would enjoy the opportunity to serve.

  • Nominees must be an SLAsc member who paid or will pay a one-time fee of $5.

o   Current members, please update your information here.

o   New members, please enroll here.

  • Nominees must be current LIS students.
  • You may nominate more than one person, including yourself, for multiple positions. But please submit separate forms.

o   If you will be nominating yourself please include a short bio on the nomination form, unless you want to remain anonymous.

  • Nominations are anonymous.

Here are the positions and general descriptions open for nominations:


  • Heads all meetings and events
  • Oversees email account
  • Acts as the main contact for the organization
  • Participates in the planning of chapter events (tours, brown bag talks, etc.)
  • Attends faculty meetings once a month
  • Participates in fundraising activities, from the planning stages to the end


  •  Assists the president
  •  Stands in as head when president is unavailable
  • Participates in the planning of events
  • Participates in fundraising activities


  • Takes minutes at board meetings and sends them out to board members via email
  • Keeps the membership list up to date
  • Files the bi-annual SLA student group report
  • Participates in fundraising activities
  • Also participates in the planning of all activities


  • Keeps track of the SLAsc account
  • Keeps track of one time club fees
  • Handles reimbursements as needed
  • Participates in fundraising activities
  • Also participates in the planning of all activities


  • Update website regularly and make changes as needed

o   Add notifications for tours and general information as requested by other board members
o   Add widgets or features to the site which will help make the site more helpful to others
o   Create digital and print flyers for special events

o   Update board member information on the site

  • Take pictures at SLAsc events and post to the website (other board members can assist)
  • Participates in fundraising activities
  • Also participates in the planning of all activities

Although our board has five distinct roles, we all work together as a team. So don’t hold out on us! Nominate! Nominate! Nominate!

o   Please submit your nomination here.

Nominations will close on Friday, November 10th, at 12 pm. Candidates will then be notified via email and have the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination.  Elections will commence shortly thereafter.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.



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Tour of Waiawa Correctional Facility Nov17.

Aloha LIS,

SLA is sponsoring a tour of the Waiawa Correctional Facility library on Friday, November 17 at 10:45 am

Please let us know ASAP if you’d like to attend, as the size of the group is limited and there are only 5 spots left. We’ll need you to send us your full name, date of birth, and social security number so that they can do a background check prior to the tour

If you would rather call the librarian at Waiawa Correctional Facility with your personal information, please let us know and we will provide you with his contact information. We will need this information no later than Friday, October 27, if you plan to attend. Also, if you are planning to drive to the event, please let us know if you would be available for carpooling.  

Thank you!

SLA Student Chapter

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Congratulations to our new Fall 2017 board!

SLA student chapter is pleased to announce our new board members for Fall 2017. Congratulations everyone!

Fall 2017 SLAsc Board Members:

President: Casie Azuma
Vice-President: Laila Brown
Secretary: Valerie Shaindlin
Webmaster: Ashley Kajioka
Treasurer: Ellie Keola

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Site Tour at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Lending Collection

SLAsc is thankful to have an opportunity to tour the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Lending Collection, which will be led by Archivist and Lending Collection Coordinator, Dawn Sueoka. The tour will take place Saturday, April 29th, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
What is the Lending Collection?
The Lending Collection at HoMA is a free resource for island educators, where more than 13,000 tangible objects are held. Objects assist in arts and material culture education. Their primary audience consists of teachers, university instructors and professors, librarians, and coordinators for non-profit organizations and other cultural/artistic community projects.

For members interested in the tour, please email sla.uhlis [@] for more info. We would like to give a big Mahalo to Dawn and the Honolulu Museum of Art

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Join SLAsc on a tour at JABSOM Health Library!


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NOAA Tour Cancelled

Sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this event. Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled. Please keep visiting website for updated events. Plus check out our Facebook and Instagram (@sla.uhlis).


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Join SLA at NOAA Library on Oct. 21.

Join SLAsc and Librarian Thumy Webb at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Library on Friday, Oct. 21st, 2016.



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UH LIS Re-Accreditation Celebration

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!

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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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Upcoming Event: Sinclair Music Library Tour

We hope to have you join us for a wonderful afternoon spent in the UH Music Library. We have the opportunity to meet our new music librarian, Peter Shirts, and learn about many of the collections stored at Sinclair Library.

The tour will start at 4pm on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. We will meet on the first floor of Sinclair Library. We’ll have a Q&A session following the tour. Further information can be found on the flyer below.

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