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Laka me Lono Resource Center: Home

A guide to the Laka me Lono Resource Center at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Resource Center located?

We are located at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa at 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

What kinds of materials do you have in your collection?

Our collection houses 10,000 items of various formats: books, periodicals, theses, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, moving images.  These materials represent those that best support the curriculum of Kamakaūokalani.

Can I borrow materials from the Resource Center?

No.  Because of the size and scope of our collection, materials are non-circulating and can only be used in the Resource Center.

Explore the resources located throughout this LibGuide:

HWST / HAW Course LibGuides

The LibGuides listed on this page were created
for specific courses in the Hawaiian Studies
and Hawaiian Language departments.

Resources Relating to Hawaiian Knowledge

Listed here are important print and digital resources --
e.g. books, articles, still & moving images, maps --
relating to the study of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian people

Research How-Tos

Here you'll find information to help with
the various stages of research -- e.g. determining a topic,
searching in a database, creating citations.

About the Laka me Lono Resource Center...

Ka waihona o ka naʻauao.  The mission of the Laka me Lono Resource Center is to:

  • Support the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and its four departments (Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai, and Native Hawaiian Student Services)
  • Promote academic excellence
  • Perpetuate Hawaiian ancestral wisdom
  • Emphasize Native Hawaiian perspectives in all areas of study

Our resources present the interplay of history, culture and politics as well as the interconnectedness of all knowledge, contemporary and ancestral, from Kanaka Maoli perspectives so that students will understand Kanaka Maoli experiences in the context of all indigenous peoples.

Librarian Contact Information

Keahiahi Long
keahiahi [at] hawaii [dot] edu
2645 Dole Street, Kama 208
Honolulu, HI 96822

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