UH Grads @ACRL

Our very own Margot Hanson (LIS, 2007) went to this year’s ACRL conference to present her poster “Competence vs. Confidence: Assessment Knockdown!”

For links to the conference materials, see below:

Handout: http://tinyurl.com/assessmentknockdown
Poster: http://www.slideshare.net/muumuulibrarian/competence-vs-confidence-assessment-knockdown

Congrats, Margot!

If anyone else went to ACRL to present or show their posters, let us know with the “Contact Us” link up above!


LIS Career Symposium

The SLA/ASIST student chapter is presenting an LIS Career symposium on Friday, April 15th that will feature several LIS alumni as speakers. Come join the fun!

Where: UH Sinclair Library Heritage Reading Room (2425 Campus Rd, Honolulu)
When: Friday, April 15, 2011, 9:30a – 12:30p

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, see the Hamilton Library Facebook page!


Have you had a chance to review writer and educator Jonathan Kranz’s (free!) eBook on how to write an eBook? While the content may be a bit skewed to a corporate audience, there’s some good information, tips and advice that could be useful to librarians… especially those looking to self-publish or create eBook material for their libraries/schools.

(With attribution to the iLibrarian blog for bringing this to my attention)

P.S. Have you seen the Taxonomy Folksonomy Cookbook? You can read it online at scribd.com, or download a copy for later (link on site).

Dr. Jacsó Receives Research Grant

Our very own Dr. Péter Jacsó is the recipient of a 2011 Emerald Research Grant!

Read more about it here: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/jacso-receives-rusa-brass-emerald-research-grant-business-reference-research

Help save the Statistical Abstract

Reproduced from HLA-L mailing list:

Apologies if you have already been bombarded by messages about this issue. The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed to eliminate the Statistical Compendia Branch, which produces the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, and the County and City Data Book, among other titles. Although some people have claimed that the information in the Statistical Abstract is all available elsewhere, not all of the data is available for free online, nor is it all easy to find and access.

If you appreciate the Statistical Abstract and its relatives, please consider writing to your representatives in Congress to urge them to preserve funding for the Statistical Compendia Branch of the Census Bureau. A sample letter with talking points is available here: http://freegovinfo.info/node/3219. We are told that letters carry more weight than emails or phone calls.


Gwen Sinclair
Government Documents & Maps
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library