Diane Mokuau Named One of SLJ’s 2021 School Librarians of the Year

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate since 2002, has been selected as a 2021 School Librarian of the Year along with Amanda Jones, teacher librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Louisiana. This is the sixth year that School Library Journal has presented this award that is sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs. The […]

New Book Features Exemplary Work of LIS Alumni

Libraries Unlimited has just released Radical Collaborations for Learning: School Librarians as Change Agents. The new publication, edited by Violet Harada and Sharon Coatney, takes an exciting look at how libraries join with other organizations to form unique and dynamic alliances. Three of the chapters feature LIS alumni as key players in creating transformative learning […]

LIS Alumni Nicholas Cho publishes with Collaborative Librarianship

This past year, Dr. Vanessa Irvin invited LIS students to partner with her Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)-funded grant project, Hui ‘Ekolu, to work with and observe Hawai’i’s public library professional development. Recent grad Nicholas Cho capped his final semester by submitting a paper on community building in public libraries in Hawai’i, which was recently published […]

LIS Alumna Kathleen Ageton shares LIS skills in Zambia, Zimbabwe

Head over to Maui News to read about Kihei librarian and UHM LIS Alumna Kathleen Ageton’s volunteer work with Elizabeth’s Library International, “a nonprofit that works to establish libraries in underserved areas” and “aims to make libraries self-sustaining” in such areas. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Ageton, https://bit.ly/2mlQCvH Kathleen traveled to Susu Village in Zambia and to […]

LIS Alumna Junie Hayashi featured in Island Scene

  Check out our LIS Alumna Junie Hayashi in the summer issue of HMSA’s Island Scene magazine! Junie was interviewed for the “Work It!” column about switching careers later in life, in her case from working 12 years at the Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General to becoming a public services librarian at Leeward Community College. […]

UHM LIS featured in peer-reviewed special issue international journal

We’re proud to announce that a number of our own UHM LIS community are featured in the Diversity & Reading special issue of The International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2019). Dr. Vanessa Irvin was the guest editor for this special issue, which features a paper by recent UHM LIS graduate […]