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!

2018 AHA Annual Meeting and Holoholo Day

The 2018 AHA Annual Meeting was held Feb. 18th on Maui at the UH Maui College ʻIke Leʻa Building. Here are some pictures from the day along with information on the panels and presenters we had.


AHA Panels & Presenters PDF



The day before the Annual Meeting, AHA conducted a Holoholo Day where we toured Maui repositories and museums. Our first stop was the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, where they recently established a working archive.



The next stop on our Holoholo day was the Maui Historical Society Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House



Our last stop on the Holoholo Day was  the Makawao History Museum



Mahalo to 




A special mahalo to Trisha Aragaki, Keau george, Brooks Hardlie, Malia Van-Heuklem, Kuulei Reyes, Jue Wang, & Brian Huffman for sharing pictures!!!



Community Genealogy Workshop II

Aloha mai,
The Association of Hawai’i Archivists, in partnership with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hamilton Library, presented our Community Genealogy Workshop II, on January 13, 2018 from 10am – 5pm at Hamilton Library.
Ami Mulligan of Discover Your Ohana and researcher Sarah Tamashiro led this workshop on family history research, including how to overcome barriers and challenges one may face.
Please see the flyer below– registration is FREE, LUNCH was provided.
Kina’u McKeague & Nicki Garces
AHA Service Committee

AHA Holiday Party was 12/3/17

Thank you for joining AHA for our Annual Holiday Social which was held at the  First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817 Sunday December 3, 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. It was buffet style with lots and lots of yummy mouth-savoring food from A Catered Experience:


  • Assorted Sushi (Maki, Teppo Maki, Inari)
  • Assorted Grilled Fresh Vegetables with Asian Aioli
  • Thai Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Sliced Roast Beef on Potato Rolls with Mustard, Mayonnaise & Horseradish
  • Assorted Canapés (Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Rounds with Capers, Cherry Tomatoes with Lomi Salmon Garlic/Herb Cream Cheese in Snow Peas, Deviled Eggs)
  • Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
  • Crab Cakes with Wasabi Caper Sauce
  • Char Siu Pork on Ho Yeh Buns with Plum Sauce
  • Salad/Fruit
  • With added vegetarian options and dessert & drinks

The cost was $20 for members and $15 for students, guests were welcome also for $20.

Send checks to:

Association of Hawaii Archivists
P.O. Box 1751
Honolulu, HI 96806

Thank you to all the volunteers and thank you for a wonderful party!