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 […]

LIS Student Ellen-Rae Cachola Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Congratulations to LIS student, Ellen-Rae Cachola! She has been selected as one of 15 Fellows for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Heritage, which seeks to enhance understandings of multicultural collections among professionals, local community members, and the broader public. In addition to being an LIS student, Ellen also works as […]

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 […]

Photo of LIS Alumna Keala Richard at the Smithsonian Libraries Preservation Department.

LIS Alumna Keala Richard at Smithsonian Libraries

The students, faculty, and staff of the Library & Information Science program wish to offer a sincere and elated congratulations to Alumna Keala Richard, who recently became the newest member of the Smithsonian Libraries Preservation Department as a Conservation Technician! During her time in the UHM LIS program, Keala interned at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery […]

Valerie Shaindlin Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Fall 2018 semester LIS student Valerie Shaindlin on her successful thesis defense! Title Ruth Horie: An Oral History Biography and Feminist Analysis Abstract This thesis is an oral history biography of Ruth Horie (1950- ), a Japanese American librarian in Honolulu, Hawai‘i whose work centered mainly on preserving and providing access to Native […]

Laila Brown Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Fall 2018 semester LIS student Laila Brown on her successful thesis defense! Title Enacting Critical Feminist Librarianship: Examining LIS Book Clubs as a Means of Collaborative Inquiry and Professional Value Formation Abstract This master’s thesis presents an examination of the meaning and significance of dialogic exploration of texts in book club settings among […]