Archive for January, 2012

Major library renovation news for SUMMER 2013

11 January 2012

I am sure that many of you have or will utilize our Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. The message below from the faculty of those library departments is an advisory about the temporary unavailability of their collections during an upcoming major library renovation. At this point, it does not appear that there will be significant impacts to accessing print materials in the Addition (Science & Technology Wing). That, of course, is subject to change – as everything is with these major projects.

Aloha UHM Hawaiian and Pacific Collection library users,

UH Manoa Hamilton Library is scheduled for an extensive, 6-8 month long construction project that will move throughout much of the library, affecting both access to collections and library services at varying points throughout the project. Currently, we expect the project to begin in late 2012, and continue through the summer of 2013.  Details will be forthcoming.

This message is to notify users of the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections that the construction project will greatly impact access and services during the summer of 2013. Other parts of the library will be affected at different times while the project is ongoing. Details are not yet confirmed, but for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, we expect the following:

Materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be unavailable and the HP Reading Room will be closed for approximately 6 weeks sometime during the summer of 2013. Reference service and instructional support will be very limited.

If you expect to be teaching a summer course in 2013 that will require access to Hawaiian Collection or Pacific Collection materials, contact us to discuss your class and research or library assignments.

If you are working with or know of a summer program that might be using the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us to discuss your program and library assignments

If you are planning to travel to Honolulu for research at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us well in advance, so that we can keep you posted on the schedule, as it becomes available to us.

If you are working on research or writing projects for which you will need access to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us as soon as possible.

We will send out updates via our various email list-serv partners as details become available, and will also post these updates online at:

Please pass this message on, as appropriate.

Joan Hori, Hawaiian Collection curator and department head (; phone 808.956.9296)

Stu Dawrs, Senior Pacific specialist (; phone 808.956.9779)