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State Librarian Burns announces retirement

MEDIA RELEASE Richard Burns, who has served with distinction as the State Librarian of the Hawaii State Public Library System since January 2008, has informed the Board of Education of his retirement at the end of the year, completing more than 30 years of dedicated service, the last seven as Hawaii’s State Librarian. Working through […]

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Libraries now offer four new services

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of the holiday season and in the spirit of giving, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) now offers free new services to our library patrons to enhance their computer learning experience, use an app to browse the online catalog, download eMagazines, and learn how to speak Hawaiian: HSPLS Mobile Netbook […]

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HSPLS 2013 award winners selected

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has announced Susan Nakata, Director of the Library Development Services Section (LDSS) as the 2013 Manager of the Year and the Telephone Reference & Information Unit (HSL-TRIN) at the Hawaii State Library as the Team of the Year Award winners for 2013. Under Nakata’s exceptional leadership, […]

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Celebrate ‘Free Comic Book Day’ (May 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Sixteen libraries will offer readers free comic books on Saturday, May 4 in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day. Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System card will receive a special free comic book, while supplies last. Participating libraries’ local Friends groups, Jelly’s the Original, and […]

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HSPLS website back up and online

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website is now up and running after being offline since yesterday due to technical difficulties. The System’s Electronic Support Services Section staff has restored the domain name and all connections, functions and operations are running normally. “We would like to thank our library patrons and the […]

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HSPLS receives first Hawaii Excellence in Technology Award

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System has earned the first State of Hawaii Excellence in Technology Award in the category of Improving State Operations. State Chief Information Officer Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, and a panel of IT experts bestowed the honor on HSPLS Chief Technology Officer Paola Saibene and her Electronic Services Support Section […]

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State library system awarded $1.16M grant

State library system awarded $1.16M grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a grant of nearly $1.16 million to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS). The IMLS distributes these funds each year through state library agencies nationwide, as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Each state, in turn, contributes at least […]

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State libraries to consolidate patron database

State libraries to consolidate patron database

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System’s patron database will undergo a purge of inactive accounts Friday, June 1. Removing these accounts will provide an updated, more accurate database for our business and management uses. Inactive accounts are accounts with expired library cards and: * No borrowed library material in the past three years […]

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Part II: Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14)

Part II: Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14)

MEDIA RELEASE Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to find a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library. The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) helps level the playing field by making both print and […]

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Part I: Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14)

Part I: Celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14)

MEDIA RELEASE Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to find a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library. The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) helps level the playing field by making both print and […]

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Libraries offer legislative hearings via webcast

Libraries offer legislative hearings via webcast

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System and the Hawaii State Capitol have formed a partnership to provide webcasting of legislative hearings, meetings and sessions at public libraries statewide. Now residents will have the opportunity to see how the Legislature conducts its business at the Hawaii State Capitol building via streaming video. “We have […]

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HSPLS consolidating patron database

HSPLS consolidating patron database

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System’s patron database will undergo a purge of inactive accounts Dec. 20. Removing these accounts will provide an updated, more accurate database for our business and management uses. Inactive accounts are accounts with expired library cards and: * No borrowed library material in the past three years * […]

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Kindle is now compatible with OverDrive eBooks

Kindle is now compatible with OverDrive eBooks

MEDIA RELEASE Library patrons with Kindle eBook readers can now access and download nearly 50,000 eBooks from the Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website, thanks to Amazon and OverDrive, the system’s primary provider of eBooks and digital audiobooks, State Librarian Richard Burns has announced. Kindle, the popular eBook reader, is now compatible with the […]

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Public libraries begin furlough days

Public libraries begin furlough days

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has completed negotiations with the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) on a Supplemental Agreement for the Fiscal Biennium (2009-2011). The Hawaii State Public Library System implemented “Furlough Days” beginning on this week. According to the HSPLS-HGEA Supplemental Agreement, all full-time HGEA employees within HSPLS will be […]

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