Shanye Valeho-Novikoff, a 2003 graduate of the LIS Program, has been hired as the full-time librarian for the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, at the Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Shanye says that her work centers on supporting the school’s students and faculty in “knowledge generation and dissemination” while strengthening the school’s work with the local, national, and international indigenous resource centers and libraries.
She is particularly excited about assisting with the school’s latest project to create a digital “Knowledge Well” as an institutional repository to centralize collections in a Web-based environment accessible to everyone. Shanye has a bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Studies and is currently also working on an associate’s degree in paralegal studies at UHM. In addition, she brings extensive experience in K-12 education having served as a teacher and a librarian in several middle and high schools in the state. She is now looking forward to “practicing librarianship in an academic setting.” Congratulations, Shanye!