The 2017 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa in Classroom 2 and the Courtyard, 8:30am-3:00pm. The theme of this year’s annual meeting was Connecting Archives to Community, Connecting Community to Archives.
There was a keynote, three panels, the business meeting, and an optional limited space tour of the William S. Richardson School of Law Library and Archives. Morning refreshments and lunch provided. Registration waz $30.00 for members, $22.50 for students/retirees and $45.00 for non-members. Parking was $6.00 cash at the Lower Campus Parking Structure. Pay at the parking booth.
Here was the meeting schedule
08:30am-09:00am: Registration, Morning Refreshments
09:00am-09:15am: President’s Welcome: Annie Thomas
09:15am-10:00am: Keynote Kepā Maly
10:15am-11:00am: Serving Your Community, Serving Your Collections: Striking a Balance
Financial resources, staff time constraints, and ever changing needs create challenges for historical societies, cultural non-profits, museums, and other types of repositories in Hawaii stewarding collections which preserve and disseminate important community stories and history. We’ll hear three successful narratives of what different repositories in Hawaii are doing to connect with communities of students, local patrons, volunteers, and other types of virtual “communities of students, local patrons, volunteers, and other types of virtual “communities” in alignment with the mission of these organizations. Collections ranging from archival, to historic structures will be explored in the context of trying best to serve one’s community while balancing the realities of caring for collections outside of the large museum and university context.
Panelists: Nicki Garces/Consuelo Foundation; Theo Morrison/Lahaina Restoration Foundation; Helen Wong Smith/Kauai Historical Society.
11:15am-12:00pm: An Archive of Kuleana: Meeting the Needs of Our Users
Archives are spaces where stories are fashioned. Stories that have been drawn out from carefully arranged, described, preserved, and accessible collections of records. These records are places of remembrance, rights, and responsibilities that hold immense power, both good and bad. Yet for researchers, navigating the world of archives is a skill and emotional process of its own; one filled with uncertainty, chill, intimidation, sadness, and joy. This a panel of our “regular” users who will share their stories of kuleana in archives, their struggles, and their successes by tackling the questions: Why are archives so important to you? What is challenging about doing archival research? How can we better support you? And how can archives partner with the skillsets, knowledge, and passion you bring?
Panelists: Kalei Laimana/UHM Doctoral Student in History & Leeward CC Hawaiian Studies Lecturer; Kawelau Wright/UHM Doctoral Student in Geography & UHM/Māui College Hawaiian Studies Lecturer; Ami Mulligan/UHM Doctoral Student in History & Professional Genealogist.
12:00pm-01:00pm: Lunch catered by Juicy Brew (Greenhouse Mixed Greens Salad with Carrots, Cucumbers, Radishes, Toasted Nuts and choice of Honey Basil or Ginger Miso Dressing; Hummus with Vegetables and Cheese Wrap; Turkey Raspberry Chipotle Wrap; Chef’s Choice Seasonal Mochi Platter; and Canned Juices)
01:00pm-02:00pm: Archives, The Two-Way Street
Archives are known as places of academic research, historic study, and genealogy records. However, in the modern age of easy information access, you could say that the concept of “the archive”, a valuable informational resource, has somewhat been lost to our younger generations. So, how do archivists re-connect youth to these resources? How do educators use archives in their classrooms? How do we turn these memory institutions from “lost memories” to rejuvenated ones for our youth to learn, grow, and become inspired by?
Panelists: David Kupferman and Brenda Machosky/UH West Oʻahu; Stacy Naipo/Kamehameha Schools Archives; Georgina Tom/ʻIolani School Archives.
02:15pm-02:45pm: Business Meeting
02:45pm-03:15pm: Optional tour of William S. Richardson School of Law Library and Archives. Max 30 people. Registration for this event will open after February 1st, 2017.
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