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 […]

Drs. Asato & Wertheimer win 2019 IJIDI Outstanding Paper Award

Drs. Asato and Wertheimer’s recent peer-reviewed publication, “Library Exclusion and the Rise of Japanese Bookstores in Prewar Honolulu” (International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion – IJIDI, Spring 2019 issue, volume 3, issue 1), was voted by the journal’s editorial board for the 2019 IJIDI Outstanding Paper Award in the category of “Research Articles.” Referees […]

Drs. Asato & Wertheimer featured in Civil Beat

Our very own Dr. Noriko Asato and Dr. Andrew Wertheimer made the front page of Hawaiʻi’s Civil Beat today to talk about their research on the history of Japanese bookstores in response to the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System’s exclusion of Japanese language books.           The library excluded Japanese readers at a […]

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 […]

Dr. Rich Gazan quoted in the Maui News

Stop the presses – our own Program Chair, Dr. Rich Gazan, was recently interviewed by the Maui News for library-related insight on the revitalization of print media and the importance of brick-and-mortar bookstores: Rich Gazan, professor and chair of University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Library and Information Science program, said people need to take breaks from […]

Dr. Asato Wins Archives Award

Dr. Noriko Asato was awarded the 2018 Lei Lau Kukui Mentor & Educator Award by the SAA-Student Chapter for her supporting excellence in archival internships. The award was also given to Leilani Dawson and Helen Wong Smith of the UH Mānoa Archives. Previous recipients include archival faculty and adjuncts Deborah Dunn, Nicolita Garces, and Andrew […]