Meera Garud and Tariya Mukai, both students specializing in school librarianship, received $500 scholarships from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) to continue their graduate studies in LIS. The official announcements were made at the HASL conference on March 7, 2015, by scholarship chair Imelda Corpuz Amano.
The University of Hawaiʻi LIS Program is pleased to offer a new online course in summer 2015, LIS 693: Library Services for Youth in Custody.
Students in this course will:
- Understand the information needs of youth in custody
- Understand current trends in Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) librarianship
- Contextualize services to youth in custody within frameworks of juvenile justice and social justice
- Identify books and library materials that could support a juvenile detention center library
- Analyze local, regional, state, national, and global differences as regards to juvenile justice policy and its relation to library services
- Analyze existing library services for youth in custody in regards to collections, policies, programs, justice frameworks, intellectual freedom, outreach, and issues of inequality (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, dis/ability)
- Understand similarities and differences between youth services and adult services in custody settings
The instructor, Joe Coyle, has several years experience as a JDC librarian and recently served as Project Coordinator for Mix IT Up!
Visiting students are welcome. This 3-credit asynchronous online graduate course is offered from May 26-July 2. Tuition is $1,650.00 for in-state and out-of-state students. Visiting students may request registration via the UH Outreach College.
More information about the summer schedule is available on the LIS Course Schedule page.
Questions? Contact 808-956-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society (CSLIS) has voted to appoint Vanessa Irvin, Ed.D., as a CSLIS Fellow for 2015-2016. She is being awarded this honor in appreciation for her tireless work in helping to define the CSLIS as a founding member of its Steering Committee. Irvin’s contributions helped to make the Center become a reality. In awarding this honor, the selection committee explained that “a part of the Center is now and always will be based on Dr. Irvin’s unique contributions.”