Andrew Wertheimer

Andrew Wertheimer

Associate Professor
Library & Information Science Program
Information & Computer Sciences Department
Hamilton Library 2G
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5812
Fax: (808) 956-5893
wertheim (at) hawaii (dot) edu

“I am very committed to the challenge of introducing professional practice for future librarians, archivists and other information professionals, combined with the theoretical, academic and social concerns that are part of graduate professional education.”


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
M.L.S. University of Indiana, 1995.
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1993.

Professional Background

Librarian, Woodman Astronomical Library, University of Wisconsin
Public Services Librarian and Head of Archival Acquisitions, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago
Development and Public Relations Librarian (Reference Librarian, Subject Specialist), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Library Assistant, Lincoln City Libraries
Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University, School of Library & Information Science
Visiting Researcher, Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Library Association
Member, Beta Phi Mu
President, ALA Library History Round Table
Member, Association for Library & Information Science Education
Board Member, Association of Hawaii Archivists
Member, Hawaii Library Association
Member Japan Society of Library & Information Science
Editorial Board Member, Library History (Journal, UK)
Member, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Community and University Service

Faculty Adviser, Amnesty International — University of Hawaii at Manoa Student Chapter
Hawaiʻi Book Academy Member (Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association)
Ka Palapala Poʻokela Book Awards Judge, 2005-
Member, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Resource Center Advisory Board
Faculty Advisor,University of Hawaii LIS Program ALA Student Chapter
Friends of the Manoa Public Library
UHM, University Research Council
UHM-ICS, Fred& Annie Chan Scholarship Committee
UHM-LIS, Curriculum& Professional Development Committee (Chair)
UHM-CIS, Admissions Committee

Fields of Interest

History of Libraries LIS Education and Ethnic Print Cultures;
Collection Management; Archive and Library Management; Foundations;
Reference Services; Special Collections Librarianship; Bibliography

Recent Courses Taught

LIS 610 Introduction to Information Professions
LIS 612 History of Books and Libraries
LIS 615 Collection Management
LIS 650 Management of Libraries & Information Centers
LIS 652 Introduction to Archives Management
LIS 653 Seminar in Archival Studies
LIS 662 Information Sources & Systems in the Social Sciences

Current Research Interests

Asian American print cultures; library history; history of LIS education; history of LIS education and libraries in Hawaii; Atlas of Nikkei History

Selected Publications


Andrew B. Wertheimer, and Donald G. Davis, Jr. Editors. Library History Research in America: Essays Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Library Association – Library History Round Table.
(Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress-Center for the Book, 2000).
[Also published as Libraries & Culture 35.1]

Walter Muir Whitehill, Boston Public Library: A Centennial History.
Japanese critical translation by Yoshitaka Kawasaki with research by Andrew Wertheimer.
(Tokyo: Japanese Library Association, 1999.)

Public Libraries and the Internet: Findings of the 2000 Nebraska Survey. by Yoshitaka Kawasaki, Hiroki Takakuwa, Kayoko Murakami and Andrew Wertheimer – Research Coordinator. (Kyoto: Kyoto University, Library & Information Science Study Group, 2001).

Articles and Book Chapters:

Andrew B. Wertheimer, Admitting Nebraska’s Nisei: Japanese American Students at the University of Nebraska, 1942-1945. Nebraska History. 83 (2002): 58-72.

Tami Echavarria and Andrew B. Wertheimer, Surveying the Role of Ethnic-American Library Associations. Library Trends. 46(2) Fall 1997: 373-391.

Andrew B. Wertheimer, 浅野七之助とトパーズ収容所日本語図書館1943‐1945:文 化抗争としての読書と図書館参り [Shichinosuke Asano and the Topaz Relocation Center Japanese Language Library, 1943-1945: Reading and Toshokan-mairi as Cultural Resistance]. 2005年度日本図書館情報学会研究集会発表要綱 [Proceedings of the JSLIS Spring 2005 Conference] (Tokyo: JSLIS, 2005): 11-14.

Andrew B. Wertheimer, 情報の流れを変える:図書館情報学教育・研究における国際的な対話[Reversing the Information Flow: International Discourse in LIS Education & Research.] 同志社図書 館情報学 [Doshisha Journal of Library and Information Science]. Japanese Translation by Yuriko Nakamura. 2006.

Andrew B. Wertheimer, “Quantifying the Goodness of Library History Research: A Bibliometric Study of Libraries & Culture/ The Journal of Library History.” Libraries & Culture 40 (Summer 2005): 267-84.