(Photo by Professor Jan Stelovsky)
This fall, the UH LIS Program continued to develop on our historic ties with LIS scholars and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific. Professor Miwa, Kobayashi and Ms. Murase — faculty and staff from the Library & Information Science Department at Aichi Shukutoku University – briefly visited LIS as part of a study trip. The university, located near Nagoya, is one of a few graduate LIS schools in Japan. We discussed the possibility of developing an exchange program and other ways of cooperating.
The UH LIS Program has hosted scholars from the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in recent years. Last year LIS student Jennifer McLaughlin
spent one semester at Kyoto University studying Library & Information Science. Later this fall, UH LIS Professor Asato will present a research paper at a special Doshisha University conference celebrating the long ties between Hawaii, the University of Hawaii, and Doshisha University. Other UH Manoa representatives will include System President McClain and LIS Chair Wertheimer.