LIS Achievement Scholarship and Asian Pacific Scholarship

March 14, 2008 on 7:25 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Formerly known as the LIS Tuition Waiver and the Pacific Asian tuition waiver Scholarship, you can now access the form and information sheet at the Student’s Scholarship page at:

Deadline for the Fall 2008 semester is April 15.
Deadline for the Spring 2009 semester’s is October 1.

Bilger 319 Hours for Spring Break

March 11, 2008 on 3:22 am | In General | No Comments

Friday, 21 March:


Saturday, 22 March:


Sunday, 23 March:


Monday, 24 March:

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday, 25 March:

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, 26 March:


Thursday, 27 March:

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Friday, 28 March:

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Saturday, 29 March:


Sunday, 30 March:



Hawaii Association School Librarian Scholarships

March 2, 2008 on 3:50 am | In Scholarships | No Comments

If you:

  • are a Hawaii resident
  • is a HASL member
  • been accepted into the MLISc program
  • are planning to enroll in Summer/Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 UH LIS courses

then you can apply for a HASL scholarship! HASL is looking to award two deserving students $500 scholarships. For more information, visit or the scholarships page.

Download/view the flyer at:

Download/view the application form at:

Application deadline is April 4, 2008.

SLA-ASIS&T-SC Brown Bag: Suzanne Uratani

March 2, 2008 on 3:39 am | In Events | No Comments

Is your powerpoint presentation looking dull?  Starting to look like the same presentation you gave for that other class?  That poster of yours not catching the attention it deserves from library patrons?  Come and attend a talk by Suzanne Uratani, a graduate of our own LIS program.  Sheʻll talk about visual design in the library environment and how you can create eye catching displays and presentations.

Bad design in the library world can be found everywhere: from unreadable signage to boring book exhibits, to PowerPoint presentations that evoke dismay.

When we offer information to our patrons, organizing information effectively – and considering appearance and clarity - is as important as content. How can we move beyond the ordinary and confusing to the positive and attention getting?

In this presentation, we’ll talk about the use of type styles, color, layout and dimension to communicate ideas visually, attract attention and create interest. These design basics are necessary components for successful posters, bulletin boards, slides and more.

What:    Visual Design in the Library and Beyond
Who:    Suzanne Uratani, University of Hawaii at Manoa Sinclair Library
Where:    Bilger 319
When:   Friday, March 7th, 2008

SLA-ASIS&T-sc Brown Bag: Kevin Crowston

March 2, 2008 on 3:30 am | In Events | No Comments

Kevin Crowston from Syracuse University will be talking about his research on the subject of genre searching on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008. A good talk to attend to keep abreast with the research being done in the field of information technology.

We seek to improve the ability of information-access systems for large digital collections to analyze and represent documents by incorporating metadata about the documents’ genres. We note that humans rarely have to read every word of every document to understand their meaning. Instead, they start by identifying the kinds of documents they are faced with, then use different types of documents in appropriate ways. For example, a grant proposal is used differently from a syllabus, a product brochure or a bank statement. Information-access systems would be more useful for many tasks if they could similarly distinguish the form and purpose of documents (that is, their genres). We base this assumption on the multiple streams of interdisciplinary research on genres, which all point to the shared understanding that genre, as a fusion of form and content, provides a rich source of information about the context in which documents are used.

Our study will add to this growing body of research by studying genre as a tool in information access for large digital collections. Towards this end, we propose a series of human-centered studies of information use by K-12 teachers to develop our understanding of genre and its role in information use. The study also includes the development and preliminary testing of genre-enhanced interface prototypes for information access tools.

For more information:

What: Genre Searching
Who: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
Where: Bilger 319
When: Wednesday, March 5th 2008
11:30am - 12:30pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

ALA-sc Coffee Break: Gordon Flagg

March 1, 2008 on 4:47 pm | In Events | No Comments

Perk up your Monday morning and join ALA-SC for a “Coffee Social” with Gordon Flagg, editor of American Libraries, on March 3rd at 9:30 am.  ALA-SC will cover the first round of drinks at Coffeeline, which is near Volcano Joe’s and Atherton YMCA.  This is an especially good opportunity for anyone interested in getting published.

What: Coffee with Gordon Flagg, editor of American Libraries
Where: Coffeeline (near Atherton YMCA and Volcano Joe’s)
When: Monday, March 3 at 9:30 am

Hope to see you there!

The ALA-SC Executive Board

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