Lori Misaka

Lori Misaka Interviewed by Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly interviewed four librarians about how they create safe and welcoming spaces for their students and UHM’s very own Lori Misaka was one of them! Lori discussed her culturally diverse students and the amazing programs she has instituted to make each student feel welcome and included, as well as how her library has become a refuge for students away from the bullying and negativity that many students experience in school. Lori is the school librarian at Waipahu Intermediate School and a recent (December 2022) graduate of the UH Mānoa LIS program, where she pursued the School Media Librarian pathway. We’re proud to have Lori has part of the LIS ʻohana and are excited to see her hard work and dedication recognized. When discussing the article with Lori, she noted that “I wouldn’t be the librarian I am today if not for UHM LIS!”