The School Library Media Specialization, a component of the Library and Information Science (LIS) Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii – Manoa, has been identified among the top ten in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report. The report appears in the 2008 special issue on “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Selections are based on the most nominations from survey respondents representing peer institutions. Respondents include deans, program directors, and senior faculty members at over fifty schools with accredited master’s programs.
Andrew Wertheimer, chair of the LIS Program comments: “The Program is delighted to receive this peer recognition of our school library media specialization. We believe this distinction confirms the quality of our curriculum and the commitment of our faculty to produce a program of excellence. We especially recognize the contributions of Violet Harada, professor and associate chair of our program, for her vision and leadership in this specialty area.”