Lori Misaka

Lori Misaka Interviewed by Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly interviewed four librarians about how they create safe and welcoming spaces for their students and UHM’s very own Lori Misaka was one of them! Lori discussed her culturally diverse students and the amazing programs she has instituted to make each student feel welcome and included, as well as how her library has become […]

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LIS Issues Statement on Intellectual Freedom

“We believe rather that what people read is deeply important; that ideas can be dangerous; but that the suppression of ideas is fatal to a democratic society. Freedom itself is a dangerous way of life, but it is ours.” — The Freedom to Read Statement, a joint statement by the American Library Association and the […]

Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith Awarded the President’s Award of Excellence by CoSA

LIS Alumnus and UH Mānoa librarian and archivist Helen Wong Smith has been awarded the President’s Award of Excellence, a national honor, by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) for being a leader in cultural competency in archives. Helen is currently serving as a cultural competency consultant as part of CoSA’s Institution of Museum and […]

Alumnus Jason Ford to Run the Kikuchi Archives

Recent graduate Jason Ford (2021) was just hired as the founding Kikuchi Archivist at Kaua’i Community College’s (KCC) Kikuchi Center. The Kikuchi collection is a multimedia collection of items either created or collected by Dr. William “Pila” Kikuchi, who taught archaeology and anthropology at KCC. The collection contains Native Hawaiian archaeology items from Dr. Kikuchi’s […]

Lori Misaka Presented with the Blair Award 

The LIS Program is pleased to announce that Lori Misaka is the Fall 2022 recipient of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select awardees based on high academic standing and strong […]

LIS Student Jessika Ross designs HLA centennial logo

This year is the 100 year anniversary of the Hawaiʻi Library Association and one of our current LIS students, Jessika Ross, designed the centennial logo, which will be used during this year’s HLA conference. Here’s what Jessika had to say about her design: I knew I wanted to incorporate the existing HLA design featuring the […]