A Note from the LIS Chair Regarding Reorganization Discussions

To our students, alumni, friends and supporters, You may have seen Provost Bruno’s message to the campus today about reorganization discussions.  The part of the proposal that involves us is to move LIS from the Information & Computer Sciences Department in the College of Natural Sciences to a new unit, tentatively called the School of […]

Tenure & Promotion for Dr. Irvin

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Irvin for her recent tenure approval and promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor!  Dr. Irvin is the lead advisor for our Public Librarianship Pathway and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion. She is also Principal Investigator for the Hui ‘Ekolu grant project and mentor […]

UHM LIS Program Statement in Response to Recent Global Protests

UHM LIS PROGRAM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO RECENT GLOBAL PROTESTS June 4, 2020 Aloha UHM LIS ‘Ohana, The current events pertaining to the senseless and racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (among others) alongside revelations about the unequal impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx communities has exposed two […]

Introducing the New LIS Logo!

This semester, the LIS Program teamed up with Graphic Design Professor Chae Lee Ho’s senior seminar class of nine students to redesign the LIS Program’s logo. After much time and effort on the students’ part, we have decided on Jana Sasaki’s design: The new logo uses navigation and wayfinding as its main theme, with an […]

Update: Working Together at a Distance

The LIS Faculty & Staff wish to acknowledge your patience and understanding as we have all dealt with changes taking place to both our Program and University during the COVID-19 crisis. We offer the following statement to you all in hopes that we can continue working together to weather the changes while continuing to provide […]

Diane Mokuau Receives HSTA Award

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate, received the 2019 S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence from the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA). She is a 1998 alumna of the LIS program. The S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence was established to celebrate the outstanding work of the late Stacy Nishina, a public school teacher, longtime […]