Would you really want to look at historical newspapers through microfilm? You have to learn how to use the microfilm reader. Learning to load the machine can be frustrating. You have to physically be at the library with the desired microfilm and the microfilm reader. But, on Chronicling America, you certainly don't have to face these challenges!
Since people who look at historical newspapers would hang out in microfilm rooms, wouldn't it make sense to put signs publicizing the Hawaii newspapers available on Chronicling America there? Here at Hamilton Library, we posted multiple copies of the sign in the microfilm room on the panels and the shelves near the microfilms of Hawaii newspapers available on Chronicling America.
Chronicling America has also been useful for our interlibrary loan staff member. He forwarded a few patrons to Chronicling America, instead of scanning the microfilmed versions of the newspapers.
Librarians and Archivists can post the sign in their newspaper and microfilm sections. Instructors can inform their students.
So print the sign in the attachment below and post it! And direct patrons to Chronicling America!
Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Kelly Yoshida, the graphic design student assistant at Hamilton Library, for designing the layout for the sign!