ERIC Number: ED411786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
PIALA '96. Jaketo Jaketak Kobban Alele Eo--Identifying, Using and Sharing Local Resources. Proceedings of the Annual Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives Conference (6th, Majuro, Marshall Islands, November 5-8, 1996).
Cohen, Arlene, Ed.
This 1996 PIALA conference explores ways to identify and make available local resources on the Marshall Islands. The traditional Marshallese word, "Alele," which means "the basket which holds the tools, treasures and resources needed for everyday life," is also the name of Majuro's public library, museum and Marshall Islands Depository and is synonymous with Library and Archive in Marshallese. The theme of the conference, "Jaketo Jaketak Kobban Alele Eo," translated from the Marshallese, means "Take out of the 'alele,' and use it and share it." The proceedings include a welcoming speech, preface and acknowledgements, and a keynote address by Karen M. Peacock, as well as 11 papers: (1) "Library Development in the Marshall Islands" (Honorable Christopher J. Loeak, Minister of Education); (2) "Ennaanin Etto News from the Past: Telling Our Stories by Using Folklore in Storytelling" (Margaret B. Edmundson); (3) "Health Education through Music: Marshall Islands 'Youth to Youth in Health'" (Marita Edwin); (4) "The PIALA Project: Search, Find and Other (Part II)" (Elsa Veloso, Judy Caldwell, Dakio Syne, Iris Falcam and Helen Danosos); (5) "Reading is Learning Who You Are and About Your Health" (Justina Langidrik); (6) "More than Meets the Ear: A Marshallese Example of Folklore Method and Study for Pacific Collections" (Phillip H. McArthur); (7) "'Jitdam Kabeel' Using PREL Resources" (Hilda C. Heine and Franda Fang Liu); (8) "Accessing Western Medical Information" (Claire Hamasu); (9) "Bountiful Harvest: Aquaculture and Agriculture Information Services for the Pacific" (Eileen Herring); (10) 'Waan Aelon Kein: Jodrikdrik Nan Jodrikdrik Ilo Ejmour' The 'Canoes of These Islands' Project and Marshall Islands 'Youth to Youth in Health'" (Alson J. Kelen and Dennis Alessio); and "Picture This! The Use of Graphics in Libraries" (Margo Vitarelli). The PIALA Resolution on Internet Access and a list of contributors is also included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Information Sources, Library Collections, Library Development, Library Services, Public Libraries, Story Telling
PIALA/Arlene Cohen, University of Guam; RFK Library, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923 ($25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives, Guam.
Identifiers - Location: Marshall Islands