Organizations

The LIS program has active student chapters affiliated with several professional library associations. Students are encouraged to become active in these, as well as state and national organizations.

Student

American Library Association Student Chapter

Website: http://alahisc.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALAscHawaii/

Founded in 1876, the American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship. Its 56,000+ members represent public, school, academic, special and state libraries.

The student chapter works to promote scholarly achievement and professional awareness among its members. Membership in ALA automatically qualifies students for membership in the student chapter, and affordable student membership rates are offered.

The STUCHAPT mailing list is a resource for ALA student chapter discussions.

Graduate Student Organization

Website: http://gso.hawaii.edu

UH GSO membership includes all classified graduate students from each graduate field of study; the GSO assembly is the governing body of the organization. The GSO provides a forum for UH LIS students to air views on policies affecting all graduate students. Classified LIS students elect a Representative, and an Alternate to GSO.

Hui Dui

Website: http://huidui.weebly.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HuiDui

All classified LIS students are automatically members of Hui Dui, the student organization of LIS. Hui Dui represents LIS students at faculty and other committee meetings of LIS, and members of Hui Dui attend GSO meetings, and interact with the student chapter affiliates of national library organizations. Hui Dui also sponsors lecture series, graduation dinners, social events, course evaluations, and other activities.

LIS Alumni Group

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/organizations/alumni_group/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LibrarianFiveOh/

LIS has an alumni association that all students automatically become members of upon graduation. The LIS Alumni Group sponsors an email discussion list (aka “listserv”), provides scholarships, sponsors reunions and other social activities, and endeavors to promote the general welfare and professional growth of all LIS graduates.

Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa

Website: http://nhil.weebly.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisnhil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaHawaiiImiLoa

Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa was established in May 2012. Its mission is to service the Hawaiian community, by strengthening the Native Hawaiian presence in the Library and Information Sciences profession, and by building the capacity of the Hawaiian community in Library and Information Sciences practices. We host a variety of events on- and off-campus throughout the year, including the Hoʻokele Naʻauao Hawaiian Librarianship Symposium and the annual Community Archival Training Workshop.

Society of American Archivists Student Chapter

Website: http://hisaasc.weebly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAAscUHM

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 3,200 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

SAA-sc holds educational brownbags, service programs, and other activities to promote archival awareness and professional education in Hawaii.

Special Libraries Association Student Chapter

Website: http://uhmsla.wordpress.com

The Special Libraries Association was organized in 1909 to address the needs of professionals in the growing field of special librarianship. It represents nearly 15,000 members employed by corporations, private companies, government agencies, technical and academic institutions, museums, medical facilities and information management consulting firms. Members of SLA are affiliated with one geographic chapter and one subject division.

The student chapter of the SLA provides an opportunity for LIS students at the University of Hawaii who are active, or have an interest, in special librarianship to play an active role in the SLA on both the local and the national level.

State

Association of Hawaii Archivists

Website: http://hawaiiarchivists.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Association-of-Hawaii-Archivists-1477200105901436/

The Association of Hawaii Archivists was established to promote cooperation and exchange of information among individuals interested in the preservation and use of archival and manuscript materials in the State of Hawaii and in adjoining areas; to disseminate information on research materials and archival methodology; to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of common concern; and to cooperate with the Society of American Archivists in its objectives, and with other similar cultural and educational organizations.

Beta Phi Mu – Xi Chapter

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/organizations/beta_phi_mu/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BetaPhiMuXi/

The Xi Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international honor society in library and information science, was installed in Hawaii in 1968. Nomination to membership is based on superior academic record (minimum 3.75 GPA) and the recommendations of the LIS program chair and faculty at the time the student graduates; membership is limited to the top 25 percent of the graduating class.

Hawaii Association of School Librarians

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/haslsite/

This is a statewide organization of public and private school librarians. It targets program advocacy and professional development to meet members’ needs and nurtures a strong support network among its membership.

Hawaii Library Association

Website: http://www.hlaweb.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiLibraryAssociation/

The Hawaii Library Association was founded in 1922 and became an official chapter of the American Library Association in 1924. Its mission is to promote library service and librarianship in the state of Hawaii in cooperation and affiliation with the ALA and other groups having allied objectives.

Medical Library Association – Hawaii-Pacific Chapter

Website: http://hpcmla.mlanet.org/

MLA was founded in 1898 and is a nonprofit, educational organization of institutions and individual members in the health sciences information field. MLA is committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

Special Libraries Association – Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter

Website: http://hawaii.sla.org/

The Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association was established in 1972. Members represent the corporate, academic, scientific, military, and other special libraries in the Hawaii and Pacific region.

National

American Library Association

Website: http://www.ala.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLibraryAssociation/

Founded in 1876, the American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship. Its 56,000+ members represent public, school, academic, special and state libraries.

The active student chapter of the ALA at UH, LIS works to promote scholarly achievement and professional awareness among its members. Membership in ALA automatically qualifies students for membership in the student chapter, and affordable student membership rates are offered.

Beta Phi Mu

Website: http://beta-phi-mu.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beta-Phi-Mu-International-Library-Information-Studies-Honor-Society-162406473822270/

Founded in 1948, Beta Phi Mu is the international honor society for library & information science and information technology. Founded by a group of librarians and library educators, the society’s express purpose is to recognize and encourage superior academic achievement among library and information studies students. Beta Phi Mu now has 39 active chapters in the U.S. and abroad, continues to sponsor various publications, and funds several scholarships. The society’s name comes from the initials in the Greek phrase “Bibliothekarios philax mathesis,” meaning “librarians are the guardians of knowledge.” (text from Wikipedia)

Medical Library Association

Website: http://www.mlanet.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedicalLibraryAssn/

MLA was founded in 1898 and is a nonprofit, educational organization of institutions and individual members in the health sciences information field. MLA is committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

Society of American Archivists

Website: http://www2.archivists.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archivists/

“Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 3,200 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.”

Special Libraries Association

Website: http://www.sla.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slahq/

The Special Libraries Association was organized in 1909 to address the needs of professionals in the growing field of special librarianship. It represents nearly 15,000 members employed by corporations, private companies, government agencies, technical and academic institutions, museums, medical facilities and information management consulting firms. Members of SLA are affiliated with one geographic chapter and one subject division.