Events & Activities

In pursuit of its educational mission, this Initiative hosts the following events annually:

  • Library colloquia series. Library colloquia are held twice every semester. For each colloquia, our librarians select and display some of the most treasured items from among Hamilton Library’s collections, so that students, faculty, and other attendees can see those displayed items in person and have wide-ranging discussions about their significance. Colloquia are usually led by librarians in partnership with faculty and, at times, invited scholars from outside the University of Hawaiʻi.  For the library colloquia lineup for AY 2019-2020, please check our library’s event calendar.
  • Video shorts competition. Are you an undergraduate student or a graduate student in any department, discipline, or field of study at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Library Treasures video-shorts competition! The purpose of this competition is to promote the use of our library’s special collections by students and to raise awareness campus-wide about the educational values of our library’s unique holdings. In the 2018-2019 competition, twenty-one student teams indicated their intent to compete during the registration period (Nov 2018 – Feb 2019), and nine submissions were made to be considered for awards. The winners’ video shorts can be viewed online.

    For the 2019-2020 competition, awards will be given for first place ($500), second place ($300), third place ($200), and three jury prizes ($150 each). The formal announcement for registration process, evaluation criteria, and submission guidelines will be made in September 2019. For 2018-2019 competition guidelines, visit https://seschimmel.wixsite.com/mysite.

    For further inspiration on video-making featuring libraries across the United States, visit ARL Film Festival.

  • Guest Lecture Series. To help enhance the ability of Hamilton Library to acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to these unique resources in fulfilment of the University Library’s core mission, this Initiative invites experts on library & archives development to deliver a guest lecture every year. The announcement concerning the Guest Lecture Series for AY 2019-2020 will be made on the library’s event calendar.

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