LIS joins new School of Communication & Information!

Today, July 1, 2022, marks the creation of the new School of Communication and Information within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  The LIS Program joins Communications, Communicology, Journalism and the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace as founding programs in a new School whose working mission is How […]

Georgina Tom

LIS Alumna Georgina Tom honored by Society of American Archivists

The LIS Program is pleased to congratulate Georgina Tom on her recognition as the 2022 Spotlight Award recipient. Georgina is Archivist at the ‘Iolani School Archives and an instructor for the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She currently serves on the SAA Digital Archives Specialist Subcommittee (Committee on Education) which is charged with creating and […]

Alumni Halie Kerns and Stephanie Robertson publish “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll”

LIS alumni and current academic librarians Halie Kerns (SUNY Canton) and Stephanie Robertson (BYU-Hawaii) have published “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll: Engaging with at-home users on social media during COVID-19” in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.  Their paper is based on an analysis of academic library social media account engagements, and suggests successful […]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (by Cheri Ebisu)

Numerous faculty asked if I wanted them write a post for my departure as Program Coordinator and I felt bad about asking them to do more work, but what they also didn’t know is that they have already given me too much power and all I sow is chaos carefully crafted as normalcy. I might […]

Aloha Dr. Irvin!

Associate Professor and Associate LIS Chair Dr. Vanessa Irvin will be joining the faculty of East Carolina University in Fall 2022.  Since she arrived at LIS in 2015, we’ve all benefited from Dr. V’s dedication to the highest standards of LIS research, education and practice, and her efforts in building communities of reflective LIS professionals […]

LIS Students Help Raise Over $5K to Support School Librarianship

Students in Dr. Wertheimer’s LIS 650 Management of Libraries and Information Centers class this spring completed service projects in the local community to practice their managerial skills. Jennifer Duncklee, Michelle Hatami, Lori Misaka, and Jesse Shiroma worked with Kalani High School librarian Daphne Miyashiro to raise funds for the Hawai‘i Association of School Librarians (HASL). […]