Hamilton Library (Hawaii)
|University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa|
|Access and use|
|Population served||60,000 students (University of Hawaii)|
|Director||Gregg Geary, Interim|
The Hamilton Library is the largest research library in the state of Hawaii.
Hamilton Library is located at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the largest campus in the University of Hawaii System at 2550 McCarthy Mall Coordinates: . It is composed of a circulating research library combined with a non-lending research library system. The Library serves as a resource for both the Mānoa campus and for all other UH system campuses.
As of June 2006, the Library has a full-time equivalent of 70 library faculty and other professional staff, 89 support staff, and 44 student assistants. The collections contain 3,277,155 volumes, 2,315,258 microform units, 4,748 computer files, 5,933 feet (1,808 m) of manuscripts and archives, 63,942 audiovisual items, 15,752 maps and aerial photographs, and approximately 25,000 current serial/journal titles received in paper and/or electronic format. Total expenditures from all sources of funds were $15,686,380 in 2005-2006 (materials, operations, supplies, and personnel). The Library operates by using the Ex Libris Voyager library system.
Collections are housed in three on-campus and one off-campus buildings: Hamilton Library, Sinclair Library, Jefferson Hall on campus, and Dole Cannery in downtown Honolulu. Hamilton Library, with a total of 304,265 square feet (28,267.1 m2) of space, houses the research collections in the humanities, social sciences, science, and technology, the area focus collections for Asia, Hawaii, and the Pacific; archives, manuscripts, and other special collections. The 95,000-square-foot (8,800 m2) Sinclair Library is home to the music collection, course reserve reading service, Wong Audiovisual Center, and older, bound journals. Both Hamilton and Sinclair contain a student computer lab and provide reference and other services.
During 2005-2006, the library faculty and staff assisted in 72,239 reference transactions, 503,403 circulation transactions including reserves, and 22,018 interlibrary loan transactions. Through their instructional activities, the Library faculty support the Mānoa General Education and other campus requirements for student information literacy. During 2005-2006, the Library faculty guest lectured in 211 undergraduate and graduate classes involving 3,523 students. In addition, Library faculty taught courses in the Library and Information Science Program of the Information and Computer Science Department and in several other departments and programs.
The UH Manoa Library maintains memberships in academic and professional consortia and organizations including the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Research Libraries Group, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the 114 North American university research library members of ARL, UH Manoa Library is ranked 79th in strength based on factors such as collection size, current serial subscriptions, staffing, and budget.
- Caroline (Carrie) P. Green 1907 to 1908 - Acting Librarian 1908 to 1912
- Elizabeth Bryan 1913 to 1919
- Clara Hemenway 1919 to 1928
- Mary Pringle 1926 to 1928 - Acting Librarian
- Mary Pringle 1928 to 1943
- Carl G. Stroven 1943 to 1966
- Ralph R. Shaw (Appointed as Dean of Library Activities) 1966 to 1969
- Stanley West 1969 to 1977
- Donald L. Bosseau 1977 to 1982
- Robert Stevens April to August 1982 - Acting Librarian
- Ira Harris August to December 1982 - Acting Librarian
- John R. Haak 1983 to 2000
- Jean H. Ehrhorn, Interim University Librarian July 2000 to December 2001
- Diane Perushek 2001 to 2006,
- Paula Mochida, Interim University Librarian, January 2006 to December 2011
- Gregg Geary, Interim University Librarian, January 2012 to Present
Adamson, James Paul; Systems Office, IT Department History. (2005)