Jason Ford defends thesis “Indigenous Voices Informing Academic Information Literacy: Critical Discourses, Relationality, and Indigeneity for the Good of the Whole”

The LIS Program is pleased to announce that Jason Ford successfully defended his thesis on how Indigenous research methodologies can better inform information literacy. His abstract follows: Instructional librarianship in public post-secondary institutions requires that librarians be responsive to a diversity of paradigms and student needs, including Indigenous contexts. Although constrained by institutional infrastructures, Indigenous research methodologies […]

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LIS Alumna Shelley Lau Awarded 2022 HASL Golden Key Award

Shelley Lau, an LIS alumna, was awarded the 2022 Golden Key Award by the Hawaii Association of School Librarians. The Golden Key Award recognizes school librarians who have provided exemplary service to the profession. She was presented with a framed certificate of recognition at the HASL spring social on April 23. Lau was nominated by […]

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LIS Alumna Kelly McDermott Wins Outstanding Paper Award at Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference

Congratulations to LIS alumna Kelly McDermott, who won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference. Her paper, Beyond Content Knowledge: Best Approaches to Improve Student Application of Information Literacy Instruction, highlighted instructional approaches to improve students’ application of information literacy skills using quantitative and qualitive data sets. The article will […]

LIS Alumna Helen Wong-Smith Becomes SAA Vice-President

Text from UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/05/helen-wong-smith-elected-to-saa/ University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Archivist Helen Wong Smith has been selected as vice president/president-elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the oldest and largest national organization of professional archivists in North America. She becomes the first person from Hawaiʻi to hold this position. She will begin her one-year term in August and will become SAA’s 78th president […]

Fall 2021 Blair Award Recipients: Sarah Arzate and Lauren Nielsen

Sarah Arzate and Lauren Nielsen are the fall 2021 recipients of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select the awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. […]

Dr. Tonia Sutherland Collaborates with AfterLab, New Research Group

Dr. Tonia Sutherland has joined the team of AfterLab, along with the University of Washington’s iSchool’s Anna Lauren Hoffman, Marika Cifor, and Megan Finn. AfterLab, a new research group at the iSchool, is dedicated to thinking about what happens after — the aftermath of disasters, afterlives of personal data, after careful attempts at ethical governance […]