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Librarianship and Archives in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific: Pacific Libraries and Archives


This is a survey of Libraries and Archives in the Pacific Island region.  Below is a growing list of institutions that maintain significant Pacific-related holdings, as well as regional and national associations organized to support information professionals in the region.

I have also been creating a bibliography of material that describes Pacific collections as well as the status of the profession in the Pacific. If the item is described in the OneSearch Manoa, I have added a link, although most of them are journal articles that are either only available in print or only accessible to UHM folks. If you would like a copy of of any of the items listed in the bibliography, please contact me and I will do my best (within reason and copyright) to help.

This bibliography was originally created to help me select readings for a class I was teaching for the UHM Library school about Hawaiʻi and Pacific resources. It has continued to grow since then and if you are aware of any writing on the topic that is not in this list, please let me know.

Institutions that hold Pacific collections