LIS joins new School of Communication & Information!

Today, July 1, 2022, marks the creation of the new School of Communication and Information within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  The LIS Program joins Communications, Communicology, Journalism and the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace as founding programs in a new School whose working mission is How […]

Georgina Tom

LIS Alumna Georgina Tom honored by Society of American Archivists

The LIS Program is pleased to congratulate Georgina Tom on her recognition as the 2022 Spotlight Award recipient. Georgina is Archivist at the ‘Iolani School Archives and an instructor for the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She currently serves on the SAA Digital Archives Specialist Subcommittee (Committee on Education) which is charged with creating and […]

Alumni Halie Kerns and Stephanie Robertson publish “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll”

LIS alumni and current academic librarians Halie Kerns (SUNY Canton) and Stephanie Robertson (BYU-Hawaii) have published “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll: Engaging with at-home users on social media during COVID-19” in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.  Their paper is based on an analysis of academic library social media account engagements, and suggests successful […]

Aloha Dr. Irvin!

Associate Professor and Associate LIS Chair Dr. Vanessa Irvin will be joining the faculty of East Carolina University in Fall 2022.  Since she arrived at LIS in 2015, we’ve all benefited from Dr. V’s dedication to the highest standards of LIS research, education and practice, and her efforts in building communities of reflective LIS professionals […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Luz Marina Quiroga

The UHM LIS Program is sad to announce the passing of our former colleague Associate Professor Dr. Luz Marina Quiroga who taught at UH from 2000 until 2019 in areas related to Information Retrieval, Databases, Library Systems, and website design. She was born in 1947 in Manizales, Colombia, and earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering […]