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Ke Au Hou - Generations of Pacific librarianship: Home

Website for the Pacific Librarianship Conference being held May 1-3 2018 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

'Hala tree' designed by Kasey Kawaguchi

design by Kasey Kawaguchi

Conference Program - overview

Day 1: May 1, 2018

LEAP pre-conference workshop

Keynote Speaker

Panel 1: Honoring Our Past

Evening Reception

Day 2: May 2, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Panel 2: Collection Development & Management

Panel 3: Librarianship in Cultural Context

Panel 4: Ethics in Librarianship


Day 3: May 3, 2018

Working Groups: the Future of Pacific Librarianship

CPIS capstone student presentations

LEAP student presentations

2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH-M) Library's Pacific Collection. We invite you to join with us and other Pacific librarians and scholars to reflect on the legacy left us by our librarian ancestors and consider what legacy we hope to build for the generations of librarians that will follow.

This conference is jointly hosted by UH-M Library's Hawaiian & Pacific Collections, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa, and the University of North Texas' Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific.


Registration has closed.  If you have not registered but would like to attend, please email Kapena Shim ( — due to venue size and catering needs we can only allow late registration on a space available basis.

If you have registered and need a letter of invitation, please find a generic version below or contact Eleanor Kleiber ( if you need a personalized invitation. 


On-Campus housing

East-West Center (EWC) housing is available on a limited basis. This housing option tends to be less expensive than hotels.  


$32/night Hale Manoa & Kuahine Dormitories (shared bathrooms): Single                                                                                    
$43/night Hale Manoa & Kuahine Dormitories (shared bathrooms): Double
$56/night Lincoln Hall Guest House: Standard Studio
$69/night Lincoln Hall Guest House: Corner Studio 
$80/night Lincoln Hall Guest House: 1-Bedroom with Kitchen

To book:

  • Contact EWC housing directly by email ( or phone (001 808-944-7805)
  • Please tell them that you are booking as part of the "Ke Au Hou – Generations of Pacific librarianship," group
  • Send them a Visitor Request Form (below)
  • A credit card (Visa/Mastercard) is needed to secure the reservation

Hotels in Waikīkī

If on-campus accommodation is not preferred or unavailable, the closest hotel accommodations will be in Waikīkī.  A quick internet search will give you a wide variety of options and price ranges.

Home rentals

For services such as AirBnB or Couchsurfing, the closest neighborhoods to the conference site are Mānoa, Kaimukī, Mōʻiliʻili and Pālolo.