State Groups

Association of Hawaii Archivists (AHA)


The Association of Hawaii Archivists was established to promote cooperation and exchange of information among individuals interested in the preservation and use of archival and manuscript materials in the State of Hawaii and in adjoining areas; to disseminate information on research materials and archival methodology; to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of common concern; and to cooperate with the Society of American Archivists in its objectives, and with other similar cultural and educational organizations.

Beta Phi Mu – Xi Chapter

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The Xi Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international honor society in library and information science, was installed in Hawaii in 1968. Election to membership is based on superior academic record (minimum 3.75 GPA) and the recommendations of the LIS program chair and faculty at the time the student graduates; membership is limited to the top 25 percent of the graduating class.

Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL)


This is a statewide organization of public and private school librarians. It targets program advocacy and professional development to meet members’ needs and nurtures a strong support network among its membership.

Hawaii Library Association (HLA)


The Hawaii Library Association was founded in 1922 and became an official chapter of the American Library Association in 1924. Its mission is to promote library service and librarianship in the state of Hawaii in cooperation and affiliation with the ALA and other groups having allied objectives.

Medical Library Association (MLA)

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MLA was founded in 1898 and is a nonprofit, educational organization of institutions and individual members in the health sciences information field. MLA is committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (HPC-SLA)

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The Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association was established in 1972.  Members represent the corporate, academic, scientific, military, and other special libraries in the Hawaii and Pacific region.