Latinx Heritage Month

By Jennifer Mendez What is Latinx (or Hispanic) Heritage Month? Each year, Americans observe National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observance started in 1968 as Hispanic HeritageContinue reading “Latinx Heritage Month”

Following the Yellow Brick Road: My First Trip to AALL

By Le’Shawn Turner Comfortable dress shoes, check.  Crossbody purse, check.  AALL agenda, CHECK!   As I prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), I couldn’t help but hum the song, We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Of course, I know that AALL is far from theContinue reading “Following the Yellow Brick Road: My First Trip to AALL”

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Pride at Work

By Marcelo Rodríguez As some of you may know, about a year ago, I moved to a new job in a new city, new state, new everything. When you are the newbie, there is the inevitable expectation of getting to know each other with lots of questions, at times personal questions or a little ofContinue reading “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Pride at Work”

Libraries Work Because People Do

By Rebecca Potance Libraries that run themselves are the stuff of fiction. A library may feel like a magical place, but, in reality, it takes human labor to keep everything running smoothly. Too often library workers are invisible, undervalued and ignored. Our visibility varies depending on the nature of our job duties. Teaching, committee work,Continue reading “Libraries Work Because People Do”

“Americans and the Holocaust”: Libraries Keeping the Lights On

By Jenny Silbiger The Americans and the Holocaust (AATH) traveling exhibit arrived to our island home of Oʻahu on January 28, 2022, and left a couple of days ago, on March 9th.  The traveling version of AATH was sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association, and my amazing colleagues atContinue reading ““Americans and the Holocaust”: Libraries Keeping the Lights On”