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Chezlani Ewing Casar

P.O. Box 847 Honokaʻa HI 96727
(808)333-9191
casar@hawaii.edu

Education:

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Honolulu, HI
MLISc (in progress), 4.0 GPA Projected graduation- May 2017
ALA-accredited Program

Earth Activist Training Cazadero, CA
Permaculture Design Certificate 2005

Chapman University Orange, CA
BFA, Creative Writing 2003

Punahou School Honolulu, HI
1999

Relevant Experience:

North Kohala Public Library Kapaʻau, HI
Intern Spring 2017

 Assisted with children’s programming, including storytime and after-school activities
 Conducted three storytimes independently
 Deselected materials in the youth collection
 Selected materials for the youth and adult collections (fiction and non-fiction)
 Planned and executed a seed saving program

Honokaʻa Public Library Honokaʻa, HI
Intern Fall 2016

 Practiced collection development (selection and deselection of materials in the young adult
and adult collections)
 Created a community Seed Share Station which demonstrably increased circulation of
gardening books
 Learned basic library operations, including circulation procedures

Way With Words London, UK (telecommute)
Independent Transcriber 2015-Present

 Provided accurate and quick transcription of audio files, requiring excellent listening skills
and rapid research
Chezlani Ewing Casar
P.O. Box 847 Honokaʻa HI 96727
(808)333-9191
casar@hawaii.edu

Scholarships:

UH Mānoa LIS Department: 2016
Friends of the Library, Hawaiʻi: 2015-2016
Friends of the Library, Kona: 2016
American Association of University Women: 2016

Affiliations:

Nominated to Beta Phi Mu, the International LIS Honor Society, 2017
Hawaiʻi Library Association, member, 2015-present
Hawaiʻi Library Association Conference Planning Committee, member, 2016
Nā Hawaiʻi ‘Imi Loa, member, 2016-present
Hack Library School, contributing writer, 2016-present
https://hacklibraryschool.com/author/chezlani/
Friends of the Library, Hāmākua- member and coordinator of Seed Share Station

Presentations:

Poster: “Beyond Books and Media: Building Community Through Non-Traditional
Collections in Public Libraries”
HLA/HASL Conference, 2015
http://hdl.handle.net/10125/38523

Poster: “The Good, the Bad, the Green: How Sustainable is Your Library?”
HLA Conference, 2016
http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42752