Hawaii Library Association
|Formation||January 16, 1922|
|American Library Association|
The Hawai'i Library Association (HLA) is a professional organization for Hawaii's librarians and library workers created "to promote library service and librarianship in Hawai'i." It is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Hawai'i Library Association was organized at a meeting of 20 county librarians on January 16-17, 1922. Clara Hemenway, director of the University of Hawai'i Library was the first president.  The association's first informal meeting was in 1922; Margaret Newman was the first elected president at their first official meeting in 1924. HLA became a chapter of the American Library Association at that same meeting, in March 1924.
HLA publishes the HLA Newsletter (first published in 1943 as the News Bulletin), the Hawai‘i Library Association Journal (starting in 1944), and Current Hawaiiana.  HLA's Children and Youth Section sponsors the annual Nēnē Award, a children's book award selected by Hawaii's elementary and middle school children.
HLA has seven sections as of January, 2020.
- Administration Section
- Hawaiian Section
- Information Technology Section
- Reference and User Services Section
- School and Media Center Services Section
- Technical Services Section
- Children and Youth Services Section
- "Library Association Has Informal Meeting". The Honolulu Advertiser (12, 711). Honolulu, HI. March 5, 1922. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- American Library Association (1923). Bulletin of the American Library Association. American Library Association. p. 373. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
- "Margaret Newman Wins New Honor Among Librarians". Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Vol II No 19). Hilo, HI. March 11, 1924. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- "About". Hawai'i Library Association. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
- "R.E.A.D. for NENE". nene.k12.hi.us. 2011-07-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
- "Sections". Hawai'i Library Association. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
- Hawai'i Library Association website
- Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums website
|This Hawaiʻi-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article relating to library science or information science is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|