Reaching Those Who Served

The UH Mānoa LIS Program is one of three Library & Information Science graduate programs participating in the Reaching Those Who Served research project.

Reaching Those Who Served is a 3-year Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded research project recruitment of military veterans to library and information science graduate programs.

The grant enables the project to provide scholarships for 12 (total) military veterans to pursue a master’s in library and information science at one of three universities.

Over the course of this 3-year project, we will:

  1. collect data on strategies to draw military veterans into library and information science (LIS) master’s degree programs
  2. apply and test these strategies through recruiting, admitting, and providing financial and social support for 12 military veterans to make substantial progress toward completing a master’s degree at one of 3 American Library Association (ALA) accredited programs.

With their strong service orientation, motivation to serve others, interest in change and life-long learning, flexibility, and adaptability, military veterans have the qualities to be excellent prospective students for graduate library and information science (LIS) programs.

Those veterans interested in learning more about this project at UH Mānoa should contact Dr. Rich Gazan ( directly.

For more info, visit the Reaching Those Who Served website or download the PDF flyer.