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 […]

LIS Alumni Nicholas Cho publishes with Collaborative Librarianship

This past year, Dr. Vanessa Irvin invited LIS students to partner with her Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)-funded grant project, Hui ‘Ekolu, to work with and observe Hawai’i’s public library professional development. Recent grad Nicholas Cho capped his final semester by submitting a paper on community building in public libraries in Hawai’i, which was recently published […]

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 […]

Retirees Publish Book on Hawaii’s Internees

Claire Sato, a retired school librarian and LIS alumnus, and Violet Harada, LIS professor emeritus, have edited A Resilient Spirit: The Voice of Hawaii’s Internees. The book includes excerpts from various men and women, who were incarcerated at internment camps and detention centers in Hawaii. Claire and Violet spent three years combing through archival records […]

Book Garners National Recognition

Inquiry and the Common Core: Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning published by Libraries Unlimited has been awarded the 2015 LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award in the “Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” category. Violet Harada, professor emerita in the LIS Program, and Sharon Coatney, book acquisitions editor for Libraries Unlimited, are […]

Jan Zastrow Writes For Computer In Libraries

LIS alumna Jan Zastrow has started a new quarterly column entitled, “The Digital Archivist” that debuted in the March 2014 issue of Computers in Libraries (CIL). CIL, which is published by Information Today, Inc., provides wide coverage of news and issues in library information technology. Jan says: I have long wanted to do a newsletter-type […]