Librarian experts will help participants navigate Hawaiian databases. - Photo: Courtesy

Hawaiian resource databases put a wealth of information at your fingertips – if you know how to access it.

On Sept. 16, librarian experts Maile Alau, Keikilani Meyer, RaeAnne Montague and Kuulelani Reyes will lead a free digital literacy workshop to help participants learn how to access and navigate several Hawaiian resource databases. The workshop will include search strategies to retrieve information for personal use, whether to prepare a genealogy or conduct a title search, or to learn more about cultural practices or places of interest.

Several databases are currently available, including Huapala, ʻUluʻulu, Avakonohiki, Hula Preservation Society and Ulukau.

The workshop is presented by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Outreach Program, E Noelo I Ka ʻIke Project and Hālau ʻĪnana, where the workshop will be held. It’s sponsored by Hawaiʻi Maoli and Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration for the Sept. 16 event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sign up online at or contact OHA’s Community Outreach Coordinator Kaimo Muhlestein at 594-0232 or Hālau ʻĪnana is located at 2438 S. Beretania Street, across from Mōʻiliʻili Community Park.