Jan Zastrow Writes For Computer In Libraries

LIS alumna Jan Zastrow has started a new quarterly column entitled, “The Digital Archivist” that debuted in the March 2014 issue of Computers in Libraries (CIL). CIL, which is published by Information Today, Inc., provides wide coverage of news and issues in library information technology. Jan says: I have long wanted to do a newsletter-type […]

Tori Ann Ogawa Wins HASL Scholarship

Tori Ann Ogawa received a $500 scholarship from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians this semester. She was recognized at the HASL Conference held at Kamehameha Schools in March. Tori serves as secretary for both the ALA Student Chapter and Hui Dui. Along with being an active LIS student, Tori is a part time teacher […]

Project PEARL Produces Trainer’s Guide to Help Students with Research

Pathways for Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL), a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Library and Information Science Program at UHM, has produced an online trainer’s guide. The three-year project provided professional development for teams of teachers and librarians from twenty Hawaii DOE and […]

Akina and Yamamoto Win LIS Blair Awards

Johanna (Hana) Akina and Jenny Yamamoto are the fall 2013 recipients 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 the awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional […]

Dr. Asato Receives Social Science Research Council Grant

Dr. Asato received a $40,000 grant from the Social Research Council through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.  Dr. Asato will conduct comparative research on the Philosophy of Modern Public Libraries in Japan and the United States.  The grant allows Dr. Asato to conduct an onsite collaborative research with colleagues in the […]

Book on Librarians and Professional Development Receives National Recognition

Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers edited by Debbie Abilock, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet Harada, has been selected as the “2013 Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” by Library Media Connection (LMC) and the American Reference Books Annual (ARBA). Harada is a professor emeritus in the University Hawaii’s Library and Information Science Program, […]