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Archive for October, 2014

Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa Ho’okele Na’auao

Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa hosted Ho’okele Na’auao | Hawaiian Librarianship Symposium 2014 on October 23 in collaboration with Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (HSHK) Kamakakūokalani Resource Center and the Library & Information Science (LIS) Program.

This symposium emphasized preservation including discussion and viewing of 19th century kapa moe, which had been recently restored. The general purpose was three-fold:

  1. To increase the number of Library and Information Science Native Hawaiian graduate students
  2. To build a strong collaborative relationship between HSHK and the LIS program
  3. To promote Hawaiian Librarianship and its importance in the 21st century.
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Ho‘okele Na‘auao literally means to sail or navigate towards knowledge. With the amount of information that is readily available these days, information professionals have now become the navigators, working alongside users to guide them to the appropriate resources and, ultimately, their destination.

Learn more via Twitter – #hookele2014

how lesbians invented the internet and other stories from toronto

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On October 18, the University of Toronto Faculty of Information hosted Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium. This event enabled lively discussion around many of the topics explored in the Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader‘s 27 essays, which situate the field of Information Studies into critical conversation with studies of gender, sexuality, race, and technology. Here is an excerpt from the Colloquium description:

Perhaps more than any other discipline, information studies confronts the theoretical with the material. From the collections we build to the access tools we design to the histories we collect, catalog, and preserve, information studies theorists and practitioners are always engaged in the projects of making and being made.

Scholars presented on many exciting projects including The Circle of Lesbian Indexers, Feminist Porn, and Black LGBTQ Brilliance. Check out the full schedule here and learn more about what was shared via Twitter – #gsisc2014.