UHM LIS ALA-SC wins Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021

Out of 64 student chapters nationwide, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA-SC) was named the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021. Previously, ALA-SC was Student Chapter of the Year in 2006 and runner-up in 2004. The NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award […]

Hui Dui Launches Newsletter, The Hui Dui Bulletin

Hui Dui has officially launched their first newsletter! This newsletter was created to keep everyone up to date by creating a space where information can be shared amongst the whole LIS student body. In the newsletter, you will find upcoming events and announcements from our LIS student organizations, announcements from our Program Coordinator, some fun […]

ALA President Julius Jefferson Jr. Meets with LIS Faculty and Students

In late October, our American Library Association Student Chapter (ALAsc) hosted an online talk with ALA President Julius C. Jefferson Jr.. He discussed his career, experiences, and offered some advice to attendees. This special event was an annex to his national listening tour of the country, which ended in Hawaiʻi. Mr. Jefferson was so interested […]

SLA-SC Launches Podcast “The Uncommon Library”

Our very own student chapter of the Special Libraries Association has launched a YouTube-based podcast called “The Uncommon Library”, focusing on new and unique perspectives from people who work in non-traditional libraries. They are planning to release three episodes per semester. Be sure to subscribe/like and support these students! The first episode features SLA-SC President […]

ALAsc Headed to ALA Midwinter

Several members of the UHM LIS ALA student chapter will be attending 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle and ALAsc is covering the registration costs of three students: Cheri Ebisu, Sarah Nakashima, and Ellen-Rae Cachola. ALAsc has been running fundraisers since this summer to be able to sponsor this and the group is really excited […]

LIS spring lecture featuring Dr. Debbie Reese

Native Sovereignty, American Indians in Children’s Literature and #WeNeedDiverseBooks We Need Diverse Books was created in 2014 to address the lack of diversity in children’s literature. That lack of diversity includes American Indians. For centuries, American Indians have been misrepresented in children’s literature by images that stereotype them, thereby obscuring the diversity that exists across […]