On Saturday, February 15, 2014 I attended and presented my student poster, The Challenges of Conservation and Preservation in Hawai’i at the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists 2014 Annual Conference, which was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Grand Ballroom on the island of Oahu.
I was very lucky to be chosen for sponsorship to pay for my conference fees by the University of Hawai‘i, Department of American Studies, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program (Value of $56.00 USD). In exchange for my sponsorship, I will be volunteering ten hours of work for the program.
The theme for this year’s conference was 25 Years: AHA’s Past, Present, and Future. We enjoyed listening to several archivists from academic, corporate, private and public institutions talk about their experiences in the field as professionals and how the world of archiving and the AHA organization has changed in the last twenty-five years.
At the conference, I was also able to meet with many professionals from Hawai‘i Nei and consult with them and answer questions regarding my poster during the breaks. There were several intriguing presentations this year, such as the keynote address by Susan Shaner, Hawai’i State Archivist, entitled, Archives, the Future and You which spoke to the future of digitization and digital preservation.
I am very grateful for being able to attend the AHA annual meeting for the second year in a row as a student member and look forward to many more years of attending.
Please visit the 2014 AHA Conference website for more information about the agenda, presenters and student posters.