The University of Hawaii Library and Information Science Program, within the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor.
We welcome applications from candidates with research interests in any area of Library and Information Science. The ICS Department and the LIS Program are highly interdisciplinary, and the ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields. Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children’s literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics are especially encouraged to apply.
LIS faculty work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion and engage in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants must have a PhD in LIS or a related field by date of appointment. An MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program and university teaching experience are preferred. The ideal candidate will increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.
To apply, please email a letter of interest, complete CV, description of research areas, and contact information for at least three references to search committee chair Rich Gazan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “LIS Faculty Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Tori Ann Ogawa received a $500 scholarship from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians this semester. She was recognized at the HASL Conference held at Kamehameha Schools in March. Tori serves as secretary for both the ALA Student Chapter and Hui Dui.
Along with being an active LIS student, Tori is a part time teacher for the English Language Learner program at Aliamanu Elementary School where she helps students in grades K, 2, 4, and 5 practice reading and learn strategies and phonics to improve their word recognition and comprehension skills. In her lesson plans, she integrates reading across multiple disciplines. Tori enjoys baking and line dancing in her spare time. Congratulations, Tori!
Pathways for Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL), a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Library and Information Science Program at UHM, has produced an online trainer’s guide. The three-year project provided professional development for teams of teachers and librarians from twenty Hawaii DOE and private schools working on researching skills in project-based learning with their students. The teams designed and implemented collaborative instructional approaches in reading, writing, and critical thinking to assist students in developing projects across diverse disciplines.
The trainer’s guide is downloadable from the PEARL Web site at http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/pearl/ The site also showcases examples of student projects as well as teaching resources for instructors. For more information on Project PEARL, contact its director Violet Harada, at email@example.com.
Karen Lee, Executive Director of the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, noted that the project is “a perfect example of work done in the cross-sector space that builds critical skills in our high school students to be ready for life after college.”
Acknowledgments to the PEARL development team: Carolyn Kirio, Kapolei Middle; Sandy Yamamoto, Kapolei High; Michael-Brian Ogawa, UHM Dept. of Information & Computer Sciences; Jodie Mattos, UHM Libraries; Megan Terawaki, UHM graduate assistant; and Kendyll Doi and Ed Meyers, UHM technical assistants.