50th Anniversary – Information Horizons Lecture

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the LIS program, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Information Horizons lecture. Dean Emeritus Miles Jackson will reflect on our history and discuss connections with the Asia-Pacific region. Please join us in celebrating this milestone on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Hamilton Library room 3F […]

Meera Garud’s Study Abroad Program

LIS student Meera Garud is participating in a study abroad program, Developing Services for a Knowledge-Based Economy through Namibian Libraries, through the University of Maryland’s iSchool. She and four other LIS graduate students from UMD, Drexel University, and the University of Rhode Island will spend two weeks meeting Namibia’s leaders in library development, higher education […]

Kylie Kaʻeo Receives ALA Spectrum Scholarship

Congratulations to LIS student Kylie Kaʻeo on her 2015 ALA Spectrum Scholarship! ALA’s official announcement states: A prestigious committee of ten jurors selected this year’s Spectrum Scholars based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.

Amy Steinbauer Receives Conable Scholarship

Amy Steinbauer, a 2013 LIS alumna, was awarded the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Scholarship from the Freedom to Read Foundation. This allowed her to attend the 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco. The scholarship, which is open to LIS students and new professionals, pays for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights, and a $300 […]

Book Garners National Recognition

Inquiry and the Common Core: Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning published by Libraries Unlimited has been awarded the 2015 LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award in the “Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” category. Violet Harada, professor emerita in the LIS Program, and Sharon Coatney, book acquisitions editor for Libraries Unlimited, are […]

HLA 2015 Award Winners Announced

Kimberly Jackson is the recipient of a scholarship awarded by the Hawaii Library Association. A spring 2015 graduate of the LIS Program with an MLISc degree and a certificate in Historic Preservation, Kimberly is currently serving as an intern at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. She is working in the Preservation and Reformatting […]