Maui Collection Care: from Start to Storage, with Keau George, and Liane Naauao! Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2019

The Neighbor Island Committee is pleased to announce this opportunity to our Maui community of members and supporters working with collections. We would like to mahalo Shavonn Matsuda of UH Maui College Library for making this possible and to our illustrious presenters, Keau George and Liane Naauao.

Here is a shortcut to the registration link:

Mahalo for sharing with colleagues and community and we hope to see you there!

Genealogy Workshop with Helen Wong Smith, September 28, 2019

We are excited to present the next installment of our Genealogy Workshop Series with Helen Wong Smith on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Bishop Museum, from 10am – noon. Please join us as Helen gives us the “where to go” resources to help information professionals better serve patrons conducting genealogy research.

We will be meeting at Pākī Hall, in Pākī room 1. Parking on campus is $5.00 at kiosk. For directions on campus, please see map below.

This workshop is free and open for current AHA members, register here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sign Up for the June 29th DAS Webinar

AHA members are encouraged to sign up for the first DAS Webinar of 2019, ‘Fundamentals of Research Data Curation.’ This webinar will be of interest to those working towards earning a DAS Certificate from SAA, as well as anyone involved with born-digital and other electronic records.
Webinar: Fundamentals of Research Data Curation
  • COST: $15 per person per webinar.
  • If paying by check, please make it payable to Association of Hawaii Archivists and hand it in the day of the webinar.
  • If paying by cash, it will be collected on the day of the event.
  • You may also pay via PayPal.
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. We will be sending an email to each participant with instructions after the registration deadline has passed.
Hope to see you at the webinar!

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

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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

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!