University of Hawaii
Introduces students to Pacific Islands resources with an emphasis on reference works, databases and web sites. We examine area focus and subject bibliographies, handbooks,directories, indexes, statistical sources and serials. Through lectures and guest speakers we cover special topics: current issues in the contemporary Pacific, regional organizations, island biography, publishing, acquisitions sources, library development in the Pacific setting, science sources, the nature of archival research, Pacific Islands film,indigenous literature, and others. On a practical level, this course is designed to build proficiency in the use of Pacific Islands research materials in general and the Pacific Collection at Hamilton Library in particular; at the same time, it is meant to enhance students’ understanding of the profession as practiced by academic librarians in a special collections setting.
No required textbook.