American Library Association
University of Hawaii Student Chapter

Activities and Events — Fall 2004

:: Win a trip to the 2005 ALA conference in Chicago!

3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee invites applications

Deadline: December 15, 2004

Attending an ALA annual conference can be a tremendous career boost to a new librarian. Opportunities abound for continuing education, information exchange, and networking. 3M Library Systems continues its generous support of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant program this year, by providing funding to cover the cost of registration fees, airfare, lodging and some incidental expenses for 3 individuals to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL June 2005.  Applicants must be personal members of both ALA and NMRT in order to be eligible.

The application deadline is December 15, 2004. The selection of grant recipients will take place at the ALA Midwinter meeting in January 2005. To apply for the grant and for more information, go to the NMRT website at (, or contact:

Jeannette Ho
Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
Texas A&M University Libraries
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
Phone: (979) 845-5438
Fax: (979) 862-1166

:: HLA Silent Auction to Benefit UH LIS Students

The Hawaii Library Association Executive Board has selected the University of Hawaii ALA Student Chapter and the UH LIS Alumni Group as partners in the Silent Auction fundraiser, which will take place at the HLA Annual Conference on October 23-24, 2004 at the Turtle Bay Resort. The silent auction is one of the organization's main fundraisers. This year's co-sponsors support scholarships and programs for students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

We need your help in order for this event to be a success. In addition to volunteers, we need gift items for the auction. If you have an idea for a possible donor, or have gifts (gift certificates, artwork, library paraphernalia, books, foods, etc.) please contact this year's coordinator, Andrew Wertheimer or call (808) 956-5839. Thank you!

Downloadable PDF forms:
The solicitation letter for sending to potential donors, which provides information on the auction and what it benefits. Download...

A reply form for businesses to submit so we have accurate information on them and their product/service. Download...
You may also write to:

Andrew Wertheimer
Coordinator 2004 HLA Silent Auction
LIS Program, 4N Hamilton Library
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

:: Movie Night

ALA-SC is sponsoring a movie night in the month of October!

Movie: Party Girl
Date: October 12, 2004
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: LIS Reading Room
Other info: Free popcorn and beverages

:: James Rumford Brownbag

What: Writing Books and Drawing Pictures for Children
Who: Children's author and illustrator James Rumford
When: Thursday, October 7th at 4:00 p.m. in Hamilton 4V

The dynamic James Rumford is the author and illustrator of several children's books, including:

Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354
Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Calabash Cat and his amazing journey (a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book!)

If you're interested in school librarianship, this is a speaker you won't want to miss!

Mr. Rumford will also have several of his books for sale and personalization, so you may want to bring a little extra cash or your check book in order to obtain one of his excellent works.

:: September General Meeting

The fall ALA-SC General Membership meeting is Thursday, Sept. 30 @ 4:00 in the LIS reading room. It's a great opportunity to meet & greet, schmooze, and nibble on some free pupus.

:: Ron Chapman Brown Bag

Ron Chapman, Librarian at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, will be speaking about museum librarianship and his experience in the field on Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm in Hamilton room 4V.

:: ALA-SC Surfin' Safari Beach Party

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 19th, 1:00 - 4:00 on Magic Island (at Ala Moana Beach Park) and boogie at the ALA-SC beach party potluck (sign-up sheets are located in the LIS Diner). The ALA-SC will be supplying a variety of soft drinks for this event.

ALA-SC members may bring one adult guest for no cost. A voluntary donation of $3 per person is requested for non-members or additional guests. Be sure to check out the pictures from the event.

:: Mad, Mad, Mad Mixer

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 9th, 3:00 - 7:30ish at Ba-Le (formerly Manoa Garden) between Campus Center and Sinclair Library. If you're new to the LIS program or just want to hang with the Librarians of tomorrow, stop by Ba-Le and stir up some good times! New students: this is also a great chance to mix and mingle with your mentors!

:: ALA-SC Bake Sale

The ALA-SC bake sale takes place all day Thursday, Sept. 2 in the LIS Diner. Buy stuff! Support ALA-SC!

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