Sssssoooorrryyyyy about the lack of updates. Life has been busy last semester, and I wasn’t happy with how much time I spent for just one class. Ugh, never again.
So I visited the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau library during a break from work. Like a lot of libraries, it has a ready reference section, a general circulating collection, periodicals (some relating to legislation), newspapers, and legislative documents (e.g. Hawaii Revised Statutes and Acts). A lot of the books comes from other state agencies (many which are required to send their materials by law) and legislatures from other states.
I briefly looked the newspaper clipping files, which has clippings relating to the legislature. There’s even a cabinet with clippings of current legislators.
A reference librarian there said every day she spends 2 hours at the reference desk and performs collection development in the backroom. There is even a cataloger who catalogs legislative materials.
The library is only one part of the LRB as it also has the Public Access Room, a room for the public to do legislative business or to learn about the legislature, and the research section with researchers (many are lawyers) writing bills and researching for legislators.
There are other LRBs in other state legislatures. For my job, when researching state legislators in the military, I contacted a few LRBs, and while they couldn’t answer my inquiry, they at least forwarded me to the appropriate sources (e.g. legislative research offices).
I wrote about hula performances on the U.S. mainland in the early 1900s.
Hi all, wow it has been a while. I’ve been working full time at the library this summer. However, starting this week, I will be working half time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to continue working in the library in the next academic year.
I was surprised to see people actually visit this blog :/ Especially since the last time I updated was 2 months ago. I’m happy that there are people who actually want to learn more about me by reading my blog and looking at my accounts at other sites (e.g. LinkedIn). I’ve been Google searched!
Unfortunately, in the second week of August, I will stop working for the library’s Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project. That project was my main duty and also the funnest. Now, it looks like my position will focus more on digitizing materials and creating their respective metadata for the electronic records. However, I may continue to assist with writing grant proposals in the future.
I’ve added a whole bunch of historical feature articles:
Please take a looksie there. I will probably write a few more before my participation in the project ends.