Dr. S. Kauwela Valeho-Novikoff Graduates from the CIS Doctoral Program

The LIS Program is pleased to announce the graduation of Dr. Shanye Kauwela Valeho-Novikoff. She completed her CIS dissertation “Aloha ʻĀina in the Library and Information Science Program: Understanding and Being a Hawaiian Place of Learning.” This is the first dissertation to focus on the intersection of librarianship and Hawaiian values, and should help guide […]

LIS Alum Shavonn Matsuda Named a 2023 Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Current University of Hawaiʻi Maui College head librarian and LIS alumnus Shavonn Matsuda was recently featured in Library Journal as a 2023 Mover & Shaker for her work with Hawaiian knowledge organization. Shavonn is the project director for Ka Wai Hāpai, which is an IMLS-supported project to create a Hawaiian knowledge organization system and controlled […]

Brendan Urayanza, Kelly McDermott, and Dr. MB Ogawa Present “From Student to Scholar: Our Journey to Publishing Our Research Via LIS 699

The LIS Program is hosting our next LIS Research Forum on Thursday, April 4 at 3:45-4:45 in the LIS Program Area, Hamilton room 003F and on Zoom. We welcome Kelly McDermott, Kalihi-Palama Public Library Children’s Librarian, current LIS student Brendan Urayanza, and Dr. MB Ogawa, Information and Computer Sciences and Assessment and Curriculum Support Center Specialist, as they present “From Student to Scholar: Our Journey to Publishing Our Research Via LIS 699”.  Presentation Description: For graduate students, finding opportunities […]

SCI Inaugural Open House

LIS Students, Faculty, Alumni and other stakeholders are invited to attend the SCI Inaugural Open House In order to help our community to get to know our new school, SCI Chair Hye-Ryeon Lee is inviting LIS students, alumni, and other stakeholders to come to our first open house. It will be a chance to get […]

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UHM LIS Program Receives Full Accreditation from the American Library Association

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library and Information Science (LIS) Program received full continued accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA) for the maximum seven years. It’s the only accredited professional school for librarians and archivists in the state. This is the Program’s first accreditation since it merged into the new School of Communication […]

LIS Archival Studies Students and Faculty Participate in InterPARES AI Trust Conference

LIS Adjunct Professor Dr. Adam Jansen, our State Archivist, organized a fascinating international conference on AI and digital archives in February 2024. Our SAA-SC was a co-sponsor. The photo shows SAAsc board members Morgan Schmidt, Jasmine Malone, Kelli Wong, and Ani Kawada volunteering at the event. LIS Student Kevin Houck represented ARMA Hawai‘i, which was another co-sponsor. Archival faculty Stanislava Gardasevic, Janel […]