August GSO Newsletter & News

September 5, 2011 on 5:21 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

Here is the GSO Newsletter for August. It contains:

  •  How to get the GSO to sponsor and event that “promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and academic development.” If your event does this, you may qualify for up to $300 in support from the GSO.
  • Workshops on grant writing, publishing, Endnote and the Web of Science database.
  • Past month’s grant recipients and their departments.
  • The campus Green Initiative and grant possibilities.
  • And more.


February 6, 2011 on 9:55 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa Writing Center is now open!

The Writing Center provides free tutoring to all UH students, faculty, and staff.  Tutors are graduate students in the English and Second Language Studies departments trained to assist students at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, planning, organizing, and revising. The Writing Center is located in the Commons in the Student Success Center, which is on the first floor of Sinclair Library. Tutoring sessions last for 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Feel free to visit this website for more information and to make an appointment with a tutor:

Should you have any further questions, please send an email to:

LIS-ETEC Dual Degree Arrangement Approved

February 6, 2009 on 4:50 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

The Graduate Division has approved a dual master’s degree arrangement between the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program in the College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Educational Technology (ETEC) in the College of Education. Master’s candidates in both programs have expressed increasing interest in courses that allow them cross-disciplinary opportunities in information technology and library and information science. Faculties of both programs discussed the potential value of the arrangement and voted unanimously to pursue the initiative. The dual degree arrangement would allow students to double count a maximum of 9 credits. For more details, interested students should contact Dr. Catherine Fulford, ETEC Department, or Dr. Violet Harada, LIS Program.

Dr. Nahl’s LIS 677 to work on Second Life

January 6, 2009 on 7:07 pm | In General, Student Info | No Comments

Students in Dr. Diane Nahl’s LIS 677 class will be working in Second Life. SL users are welcome to visit the LIS Student Union, which is located on Infotainment Island, part of the Alliance Virtual Library System’s Info Archipelago. AVLS is hosting UH students and other that may participate from other LIS programs on this site.  The link can only be accessed if you have Second Life account. The class will design and develop its interior, surrounds, and information objects and resources. Students will develop 3-d information skills in this project.

Bilger Lab Closed

December 12, 2008 on 7:35 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

Aloha Students and Faculty,As some of you know, we had flood damage in Bilger 319. We are closing the Bilger lab until further notice. Students in LIS 605 can use the Dewey volumes in POST 306. This corridor will remain unlocked until your exam is due. FYI, there is no table in the room, but all of the DDC volumes are there, and there is one couch. Night owls should be warned that the POST building may be locked on weekends or around midnight weekdays. Students needing computers should check out the ICS labs or other labs on campus. Let us know today if you did not sign up for ICS lab access, and need to get a password. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences, and appreciate your understanding. Andrew  

Graduating in Spring or Summer 2009/ Orals Exam Orientation: 16 JAN 09 @ 11am

December 11, 2008 on 1:08 pm | In Student Info, Events | No Comments

Aloha LIS Students Completing the Program in May or August 2009:

I wanted to let you know of a few important things:

Students graduating in Spring or Summer 2009 should prepare to take the oral exam during the spring semester.

The first step is to attend the ORAL EXAM ORIENTATION SESSION, which will be held on Friday, 16 January 2009 from 11am-Noon.  You are encouraged to review the questions on
including the downloads on the right side. You also should select dates you will be available for the exam.

1b) Special Notes for Neighbor Island Students:

Neighbor island students are welcome to attend the meeting
[OR] can attend online via iChat/AOL Instant Messenger… (please contact me ASAP with your IM user name for a test)

[OR]  you can simply
a) Review
b) Complete the attached ORALS AGREEMENT and send the signed copy via mail to the LIS Office (and also e-mail your preferred dates to
c) Feel free to e-mail or call Dr. Wertheimer with any questions about the exam.


“Due to the increasing proportion of graduate students who miss the deadline for applying for graduation, we have encountered problems with our processing of degrees. Among these has been the need to burden many of you with the need to complete degree certifications very late in the term. To avoid this, we are going to become stricter in enforcing the deadline. Please let your students know that the deadline for spring graduation is Feb. 1. Up to that point, the application will be available on line, but after that students will be required to come to our office to complete it. Students who miss the deadline by more than three weeks will be required to submit a form signed by the graduate chair to indicate that they have your approval for such a late application. They will also be informed that their diploma and degree processing may be delayed.”

3) Note especially for Students completing in August:

If you plan to finish your courses in summer:

3a) As mentioned, we do not offer Oral Exams in Summer, so you must take your exam this Spring.
3b) Graduate Division will have another set of deadlines for Summer graduates (like the note above)
3c) I just wanted to remind you that UH Manoa stopped the summer commencement exercises.
You can attend either the May or the December ceremonies.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions concerning the above.

4) Information about Commencement is online at



PS Students graduating in Fall 09 or other future dates are also welcome to attend the exam orientation meeting.

Fall 2008 PowerPoint Workshops

October 21, 2008 on 9:42 am | In Student Info, Events | No Comments

Aloha!  The LIS Webteam is happy to announce the Fall 2008 PowerPoint Workshops.  There will be two 1.5 hours sessions, basic and advanced.  These workshops will be presented by our very own esteemed Kale Kingsbury.  Most of you have probably seen Kale’s Powerpoints, to get the scoop on how he creates his one of a kind presentations before he graduates this semester, sign up and pick up some tips and tricks.  To RSVP or ask questions, please email

Session #1: Introductory PowerPoint Workshop
Saturday, October 25th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Hamilton 113
Topics Covered:
- PowerPoint Basics (Opening PowerPoint, Adding/Deleting Slides, Entering Text, Viewing Presentations)
- Slide Layouts
- Color Schemes
- Design Templates
- Adding Images
- Moving / Resizing Images
- Formatting Bullet Points
- Text Boxes / Formatting Text
- Slide Transitions
- Sorting Slides
- Tips for Effective Presentations

Session #2: Advanced PowerPoint Workshop
Saturday, November 15th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Hamilton 113
Topics Covered:
- Custom Backgrounds
- Advanced Shape and Image Modification
- Advanced Animations
- Hyperlinking
- Designing Tables of Contents
- Adding Sounds
- Linking to Websites

LIS 690: Mandatory Orientation Meeting, Feb 15, BIL319, 10-11am

January 28, 2008 on 12:06 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

Aloha Students,

LIS 690 Library Internship Program

For students interested in taking LIS 690 in the Fall 2008 semester

Friday, February 15, 2008
10:00-11:00  Bilger 319

If you are considering doing an internship next term, remember that LIS 601 and LIS 663, and sometimes LIS 605, are prerequisites.

Please attend this mandatory orientation because there are specific procedures and deadlines that need to be observed in order to enroll in this course.

Please consult the LIS 690 site for more information:

Thank you,

Web Team Recruitment Meeting! Tuesday Dec. 4, BIL319 4pm

December 3, 2007 on 4:34 pm | In Student Info, Events | No Comments

Are you interested in all kinds of digital technology?  Do you want teaching experience?  Do you want to be involved in behind-the-scenes web action?  Do you just want to hang with the coolest kids in town? :)


We will be having an information / recruitment session in BILGER 319 on Dec. 4th (THIS TUESDAY) at 4pm.

Please stop on by to hear a little bit about who we are and what we do.  If you’re interested, you can join immediately and start helping us plan all our great activities for next year!

Thanks, and see you there.

690 Internship Meeting: For students taking in Spring 2008

September 13, 2007 on 10:33 pm | In Student Info | No Comments

Aloha Students,

We will have a MANDATORY ORIENTATION MEETING for students interested in taking LIS 690 in the Spring 2008 semester. Students planning to do internship in Fall 2008 are also welcome.

Friday, September 21, 2007
10-11am, Bilger 319

This meeting is not required if this would be your second LIS internship.

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