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Thank you for submitting a proposal for the 2017 HLA/HASL Joint Conference.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:00 pm.

Due to space and time limitations, submission of a proposal does not guarantee that your poster/presentation will be chosen for the conference.

All submissions will be reviewed using the rubric found at

Please note that all presenters MUST register for the conference separately.

More than the Environment

Sustainability is a buzzword, widely used in terms of the environment. However, it is an important concept that we can apply in a multitude of ways. In order to best serve our users, it is necessary to sustain our communities, our working relationships, and ourselves. As information professionals, we sustain knowledge by preserving and providing access to current and future generations.

As HLA President, Kara Plamann Wagoner, so eloquently stated in the HLA Board Response to the Potential Elimination of IMLS, we also specifically serve the community of Hawai‘i by uniquely blending Kanaka Maoli traditions and values through teamwork and technology to preserve indigenous knowledge and provide culturally relevant academic resources to Native Hawaiian students.

In keeping with our theme, what can we do within our professional roles to be good global citizens and sustain the information environment?

The Conference Planning Committee welcomes sessions on all library and information topics, but strongly encourages tying it to this year’s theme of sustainability.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Liz Teoli, Program Subcommittee Chair, teoli [at] hawaii [dot] edu.