2019 AHA Annual Meeting


Mahalo for attending the 2019 Annual Conference!


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Presentation PDFs

Opening Keynote Speech:

Kapena Shim. “Honoring our Moʻokūʻauhau.”

Panel 1: “Together, Increasing Access”

Adam Jansen. “Feed Me Seymour: Ingesting Authentic Digital Records.”

Rob Jackson. “FamilySearch: Records Preservation and Access.”

Kenney, McKay, Louthen. “Increasing Access to our Shared History: Linking Missionary Archives and their Hawaiʻi Collaborators.”

Panel 2: “Preservation and Access: Principles in Practice”

Georgina Tom. “Look Where?: Establishing Access Infrastructure.”

Brooks Haderlie. “Hidden Hawaiiana: Bringing Local Artifacts to Light.”

Closing Keynote Speech:

Helen Wong Smith. “Mākau Moʻomeheu: Cultural Competency’s role in diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.”

Check out the AHA YouTube channel to see these wonderful presentations!

October is Archives Month!

10-1-18 Archives Month Proc

Tell us about events at your archive!


Handling and Care Workshop

Registration for the second workshop in the Handling and Care Series is up. Malia Van Heukelem will lead an introduction on disaster planning and response for collections. It will be split between a presentation with questions and answers and a brief hands-on salvage exercise.The event will be held in the Moir Reading Room at the UH Hamilton Library Archives and Manuscript Department on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Workshop is free for current members and limited to 15 participants.  Please register here.

After registering, AHA Board member Nicki Garces will provide a confirmation email and future emails re: this workshop. Please direct any questions to her at nicolita.garces@gmail.com.

Instructor Bio: Malia was hired last December as Art Archivist Librarian for the Jean Charlot Collection and the Archive of HawaiiArtists & Architects, at the University of Hawaii. Previously, she was a preservation management specialist at Hamilton Library and collections manager for both the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program and ‘Iolani Palace.

Annual Holiday Party:
Save the Date! December 8th, 2018 lunch at Kapiolani Community College by their Culinary Arts Program!

DAS Courses!

Webinar #1: User Experience Design and Digital Archives
WHERE: Punahou School Cooke Library/Learning Commons
WHEN: Saturday, OCTOBER 27, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m.
DAS TIER: Transformational
Registration Deadline: October 20th, 2018
Register HERE

#2: Providing Access to Born-Digital Archives
WHERE: Punahou School Cooke Library/Learning Commons
WHEN: Saturday, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 from 9 to 11 a.m.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: https://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/providing-access-to-born-digital-archives

DAS TIER: Tactical and Strategic

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2018

Register HERE

COST: $15 per person per webinar. Please make checks payable to Association of Hawai’i Archivists, which will be collected on the day of class. Payment via PayPal will also be available. If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the exams associated with each course. There is a cost to the exams, which is NOT included in the cost of the webinars.

2019 AHA Annual Conference

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“Preserving Collections, Ensuring Access – Celebrating 30 Years of AHA”.

February 15-16, 2019

Call for Presentation Proposals

The Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists will hold its 30th Annual Meeting February 15-16, 2019, at the BYU-Hawaiʻi Ballroom in Laʻie, Oʻahu. The Annual Meeting Committee invites presentation proposals on all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields. We are especially interested in proposals that align with the 2019 theme, Preserving Collections, Ensuring Access.

Presentation Guidelines

We seek proposals from graduate students, paraprofessionals, cultural professionals, archivists, collection managers, or other interested cultural experts or academics work- ing in the Archive and Museum fields. Our goal is to encourage a wide range of voices at the AHA Annual Meeting that speaks to preserving materials in our collections and ensuring access for our patrons in the state of Hawaiʻi.

  • Each presenter will have 15 or 30 minutes to present on proposed topic.
  • Presenters need not be an AHA member to present at the Annual Meeting.
  • Presenters are encouraged to use PowerPoint or other presentation software.
  • AHA will cover each presenter’s Annual Meeting registration fee.Presentation proposals will be accepted up until 8:00pm on Sunday, December 30th.  Proposals will be evaluated by the AHA Annual Meeting Committee. Successful applicants will receive a notification of acceptance by Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.
  • SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE:   https://aha2019.busyconf.com/proposals/new
  • We look forward to hearing from you! For questions regarding the proposal process, please contact Gailyn Bopp, Annual Meeting Committee Chair, at gbopp@byuh.edu.ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIʻI ARCHIVISTS

    Developing A Presentation Topic

    Our theme Preserving Collections, Ensuring Access is one that touches nearly every aspect of the archival and collection management field. The work YOU do can inspire, educate, and encourage continued care for our materials and heightened access by our communities.

    When developing presentation topics, consider the following areas or create your own!

    • Preservation / Conservation reports
    • “Challenge” pieces in collections
    • Role of communities in enhancing the care and understanding of collections
    • Digitization: tools, software, reports, collaborations
    • Overcoming storage space issues (physical and digital)
    • Acquisitions—where we collect, how we collect, how do we balance information in our collection to “tell the whole story”
    • Work flows and Processes—archives management, team management, project management
    • ¨Metadata and Description—incorporating Hawaiian language into metadata and cataloging, involving communities in providing metadata, organizing acquired metadata, content management
    • Patron access—fees, forms, formats and avenues for sharing stories in our collection (social media, outreach, exhibits)
    • Archival services— independent contracting and grant work Join us for the 30th Association of Hawaii Archivists Annual Meeting. Submit your proposal today!