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Research Colloquium Fall 2016

The LIS Research Colloquium is a weekly series sponsored by the UHM Library & Information Science Program’s Research Committee to spotlight various research projects and efforts at UH Mānoa. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about the various types of research conducted in the LIS field and their methodologies.

Each session occurs on Wednesdays from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. in room 003G in the LIS Commons, located on the ground floor of the UH Mānoa Hamilton Library.

October 5: Open Access Week 2016: How Can I Contribute? by Beth Tillinghast and Amy Trimble

Open Access Week has been an annual international event since 2008. The week focuses on scholarly communication issues, with a particular focus on open access issues. The theme for Open Access Week 2016 is "Open in Action". UHM has celebrated Open Access Week since 2009, and the event has been made strong year after year thanks to the efforts and contributions of our campus community.

This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about Open Access at UHM. In addition Amy Trimble, LIS student, will discuss planned student events and cover opportunities for others to participate.

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SAA-sc Brown Bag with Lynn Smith

lynnsmith_croppedThe UHM LIS Society of American Archivist Student Chapter (SAA-sc) is happy to present a pop-up brown bag guest lecture with Audio-Visual Archivist Lynn Smith from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, run by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 4:00p – 4:45p
Where: Room HL 003F, LIS Commons

Topic: National Archives and NARA Presidential Libraries

Asato joins editorial advisory board of De Gruyter’s Open book series

NA_DeGruyter2016Dr. Noriko Asato joined the editorial advisory board of De Gruyter’s Open book series, Library & Information Science, Media Studies. De Gruyter has a history of over 260 years of publishing scholarship. De Gruyter Open offers unrestricted access to high quality, innovative and peer-reviewed research to general readers and scholars through open access publications. Registered users can access such e-Books as Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums (2016) ed. by Camille Callison, Loriene Roy, and Gretchen Alice LeCheminant, free of charge.

This May, Dr. Asato also received the Sarah K. Vann Award from the UHM Chapter of the American Library Association for her work to promote intellectual freedom and international librarianship.

LIS alumna Christin Lozano’s children’s book

christin_lozano_island-toesChristin Lozano, class of 2006, has authored a children’s book titled Island Toes. Christin is also an HSPLS librarian at Kaimuki Public Library. Congrats!

From the publisher’s site:

What kinds of experiences do toes have in the islands? What places do one’s toes take them? On an island, one can expect to see plenty of toes! What goes without saying, but seeing, is that there are many different types of toes. From snorkeling toes, to wheelchair toes, and even straps-in-between toes! Just how many other types can there be? Island Toes takes readers around the islands, where shoes are optional and toes have the freedom to explore.