American Library Association
University of Hawaii Student Chapter

Activities and Events — Fall 2006

:: December 7th: End-of-the-Semester Social!

[Thursday, December 7th, 4:00pm @ Bale on campus]

The end of semester is here! You made it through the papers, presentations, and projects. Now it's time to celebrate and unwind.

Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 7th. Socializing begins at 4 p.m.; Pupus at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bale (on campus - near Sinclair Library)

First round of pupus are FREE so come early!
We look forward to seeing you there!

:: November 18th: Hike to Makapuu Lighthouse and the Tidal Pools!

[Saturday, 18 November, 1pm at the parking lot for the Lighthouse]

Have you ever hiked to Makapuu Lighthouse? Have you ever wondered where you would end up if you took a right at the whale display and started hiking down the mountain?

The ALA-SC Social Committee can answer that last question for you. It will lead you to beautiful tide pools filled with tropical fish. There is nothing quite like swimming in your own private aquarium. Add to that a beautiful blue sky and the ocean stretching out before you and you will feel like you are in paradise.

What: The first portion of the hike is paved and is approximately one mile long (one way). The hike down to the tide-pools is a steep, rocky descent. Even if you decide that the hike to the tide pools is not for you please join us for the paved portion filled with beautiful views up to the lighthouse.

Where: Meet at the parking lot for Makapuu Lighthouse. This is on the right-hand side heading Waimanalo-bound of the Kalanianaole Highway (Hwy 72) between Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo (before Sea Life Park).

Date/Time: Saturday November 18th, 1pm

Weather & Rides: Please email ekk(AT)hawaii(DOT)edu with your phone number so that we can contact you in case the hike is canceled due to weather. Please also indicate if you will need a ride.

Cost: FREE

What to Bring / Wear:
* Swimsuit - there is no place to change below so it is strongly suggested that you wear this for the hike
* Sunscreen
* Snorkel / goggles - no fins needed
* Plenty to drink
* A snack
* Reef shoes / Tevas for walking on the lava rock
* Comfortable shoes to hike in
* A camera - the views are amazing but please be aware of where you place your belongings. Ocean spray can reach your belongings even when you think they are out of reach.

The tide pools truly are one of Oahu's gems. We look forward to sharing this adventure with you.

:: October 30th: Brownbag - Dr. Rebecca Knuth, Tour and Presentation on the Library Basement

[Monday, 30 October, Tour: 4:30pm, meet in HAM 113; Presentation: 5:00, meet in Bilger 319]

ALA-SC is pleased to present a special Brown Bag to commemorate the second anniversary of the Hamilton Library Flood. We have a fabulous opportunity to share the floorplan for the new LIS library school facilities. Dr. Knuth will discuss the planning process and give you the opportunity to ask questions. We will also have the unique opportunity to tour the basement of the library.

:: October 28th: Book Talk and Lunch with Dr. Rebecca Knuth

[Saturday, 28 October, Refreshments at 10:00am, Lecture 10:30-11:30, Yap Conference Room in Hamilton Library; Lunch at Volcano Joe's immediately following]

Please join ALA-SC for a morning filled with food, fun, fellowship, and dare we say it... education??? Please support our very own Dr. Knuth as she gives a presentation on her book: "Burning Books & Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence & Cultural Destruction."

Cost: The refreshments and presentation are FREE. Please bring money to cover your lunch.

Please join us for part or all of the morning. We can't wait to see you there!

:: September 21st: ALA-SC Happy Hour with Beta Phi Mu Honor Society

[Thursday, 21 September, 5:00-700pm, Jackie's Kitchen, 4th Floor, Ala Moana Mall]

Meet your classmates and members of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society for pupus (appetizers), drinks, and fun! The pupus are FREE and the drinks are on special.

For more information see the Ala Moana Dining Page.

The UH ALA Student Chapter & the LIS Internship & Job Fair Committee are pleased to announce two exciting guest speakers/ brownbag talks related to careers in public libraries. These events are open to all LIS students and alumni. This would be ideal for students near graduation, but should be interesting to students at any stage. We hope to see you there.

:: September 14th: Hawaii State Public Library System Brownbag

[Thursday, 14 September, Noon-1:00pm, POST Bldg., ICS Conference Room #302]

Exciting news: The Hawaii State Public Library System has again opened "the List" in order to be considered for current and future openings. Florence Yee (Director of the Hawaii State Library) has kindly agreed to come meet with us to explain the procedures, and share your questions about public librarianship in Hawai'i. In addition to Ms. Yee, who is a veteran of the HSPLS, recent graduate Tisha Aragaki (Edna Allyn Room, HSL) will share thoughts on making it through the list.

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:: September 7th: County of Los Angeles Public Library Brownbag

[Thursday, 7 September, 4:00-5:00pm, Bilger Hall, Room 319]

Josie Reyes (Regional Supervisor, North Area, County of Los Angeles Public Library) will be making her second recruiting visit to talk about working as a public librarian in Southern California. The LA County Public Library had more than two dozen openings last year! Josie recruited at least 2 UHM LIS students as a result of her visit. You can learn more about positions at:

Ms. Reyes will also be interviewing candidates on Friday in POST 302. Please e-mail her at to request an appointment.

:: August 29th: Ice Cream Social

[Tuesday, 29 August, 3:00-5:00pm, Queen Lili`uokalani Center, Room 412]

Join your classmates for a few scoops of ice cream at the annual ALA Student Chapter ice cream social. Here is your chance to find out what your friends were up to over the summer and meet the LIS program's newest students. As you mingle, savour delicious ice cream courtesy of the ALA-SC. Chocolate . . . cookie dough . . . so many choices! Mmmmmm . . .

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