Tonia Sutherland Appointed as LIS Assistant Professor

The LIS Program is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Tonia Sutherland as Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2018. Tonia comes to us from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama, where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Tonia’s research and teaching interests include Digital Culture and Communication, Critical Studies […]

Meera Garud Appointed as LIS Instructor

The LIS Program is happy to announce the appointment of Meera Garud as a full-time Instructor. Meera will be focusing on children and youth services and digital instruction, as well as coordinating activities for the school library media specialization. During the 2018-19 academic year, she will be jointly teaching courses with Dr. Violet Harada, before […]

Dr. Irvin’s IMLS Grant

The Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The $249,330 grant award will fund a 3-year professional development program involving collaborative projects with LIS (part of the Department of Information and Computer […]

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 […]

Preview of new LIS curriculum

Thanks to all the students, alumni and professionals who have participated in our ongoing curriculum review process! In Spring 2017, the LIS faculty approved the following framework for a revised curriculum, which we hope to have officially approved in time for the Fall 2018 semester. Highlights: Instead of a single list of core courses, students will be […]

Faculty position available

We welcome applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty colleague to join us in the Spring 2018 semester. The ideal candidate will develop a research and instructional program integrating elements of library and information science with related units across the university. Researchers who locate their work in informatics, information organization and/or indigenous knowledge are especially encouraged to […]