Beta Phi Mu Xi Chapter Scholarship, Deadline Nov 15th

October 18, 2007 on 2:05 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Aloha LIS Students,

I am pleased to announce that our UH Manoa Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (the LIS Honor Society) will offer the second Beta Phi Mu Xi Chapter scholarship.

You can download complete instructions at the Beta Phi Mu Xi Chapter Scholarship page:

The full details are online, but briefly, the $250 scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

1). Minimum 3.85 GPA (grade point average based on a 4.0 scale)
2). Completion of at least 21 credits in the UH Manoa Library and Information Science Program
3). Cover letter, stating your GPA, details of your service to fellow LIS students, such as leadership in Hui Dui, ALA-SC, SLA/ASIS&T, HASL, AHA, the Web Team or similar, and reasons why you qualify for this scholarship
4). Two letters of recommendation: the first from an LIS instructor, emphasizing scholarship and research abilities and the second from a library job, internship, or volunteer supervisor stating your leadership potential, commitment to Hawai’i, and service to the profession, the UHM LIS Program, UHM LIS students, or your community.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2007.

(ALA-SC) Micheal Stephens Brownbag, Nov 14 Wed., BIL319, 1-2pm

October 18, 2007 on 2:04 pm | In Events | No Comments

Brownbag Lecture by Michael Stephens
November 14 – Wednesday
• 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
•  Bilger 319

Attend a scintillating lecture by Michael Stephens on “Tomorrow’s Librarian Today.” An instructor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Stephens will share his passion for emerging technologies and the future roles of libraries and librarians.

(ALA-SC) Workshop on LIS Conferences, Nov 3 Sat., QLC 412, 12-1:30pm

October 18, 2007 on 2:04 pm | In Events | No Comments

Workshop on LIS Conferences
November 3 – Saturday
• 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.
• Queen Liliuokalani Center – Rm 412

Join us for an informal workshop on LIS conferences. We will discuss applying for travel grants, being a presenter, and planning trips on a budget. Andrew Wertheimer, Eric Leong and Hamilton librarians Lori Ann Saeki and Kris Anderson will also share their experiences and perspectives on attending conferences as an essential part of your professional development as a librarian.

(ALA-SC) Contemporary Museum Tour & Lunch, Oct 31 Wed. 12:30pm

October 18, 2007 on 2:02 pm | In Events | No Comments

The Contemporary Museum
October 31 – Wednesday (Halloween!)
• Lunch at the museum café at 12:30 PM
• Lecture and tour of the library at 1:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing lunch beforehand or just join us later for the tour. Costumes are welcome! Please RSVP to Mary Louise Haraguchi (maryloui AT hawaii DOT edu) as soon as possible if you plan to have lunch with us.

Halloween Spooktacular Social - Sat. Oct 20, QLC 412, 5-9pm

October 18, 2007 on 1:59 pm | In Events | No Comments

Hi  Fellow LIS Students,

I am happy to announce that we are having a Halloween party on Saturday, October 20 from 5-9 PM in the Queen Liluokaliani Student Service Center in room 412 (same room as the ice cream social).

We will have a costume contest, so start preparing!  We will also have other games and prizes (more details to come).

This is a potluck, so please bring food.  I will probably be posting a sign up sheet in Bilger the week prior.  ALA-SC and Hui Dui will provide pizza, but we need a general head count of how many people are going to come to make sure we have enough for everyone.  If you can RSVP to smyhre AT hawaii DOT edu, by the end of Thursday, October 17, I would appreciate it.  Otherwise we will see you there.

Feel free to bring friends with you, but please RSVP the number.


Sarah Myhre

SLA-ASIS&T Student Chapter Brown Bag: The Hawai’i Nisei Project by Shari Tamashiro

October 10, 2007 on 2:07 am | In Events | No Comments

The Hawaii Nisei Story, a Web-based exploration of the experiences of local Americans of Japanese Ancestry leading up to, during and following the Second World War, comprises the life stories of Hawaii-born Nisei veterans.

Some well-known, some less so, these stories drawn from oral interviews with veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 1399th Engineering Construction Battalion, the Military Intelligence Service and the Varsity Victory Volunteers are deepened, complemented and complicated by the seldom heard stories of the veterans’ wives and families.

To view the project, go to:

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00-1:00 pm.
Where: Bilger 319

Shari Tamashiro, an UHM LIS alumnus, will be talking about her work in the Hawai’i Nisei Project and her recent exhibition on the Battle of Okinawa.

This Brown Bag is open to library students, faculty, and staff. This is a great opportunity to talk to an alumnus of the LIS program and to see what an impact she has made in our community.

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