UHM LIS Web Team Reaches Thousands

In Fall 2013, the new UHM LIS Web Team captain, Kimberly Jackson assessed how her fellow LIS students were being offered information and decided to create an official Web Team YouTube channel in order to reach students more effectively. With busy schedules, varying class times and families, it was difficult to set up dates for face-to-face workshops.

As a result, this YouTube channel has enabled the Web Team to not only reach fellow students in the LIS program but also thousands of people around the world. Although the majority of these videos were created to teach technical skills which would compliment  the LIS curriculum, there are also videos which answer various common technical questions as well as general LIS student questions.

However, with all the great content being offered on this channel, there is one video that was posted in September 2013 which has received over 25,600 hits and this number is growing daily!

This tutorial (as seen below) specifically addresses the simple task of how to embed a video into a PowerPoint slide using a Mac, and was born out of the frustration with proprietary restraints for Microsoft software features as used on Mac products.

We in the UHM LIS Web Team are excited to be able to rescue so many presentations while at the same time promoting our small student group to thousands of people throughout the world.

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Blair Award Winners

Congratulations to Susan Davidson, Danielle Todd, and Katelyn Yoxtheimer, who are the spring 2014 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 their high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership.

Susan has served as secretary of the ALA Student Chapter and volunteered at the Kailua Public Library. She also participated in a poster session sponsored by SLA-ASIS&T. Danielle has been president of Hui Dui and an active member of SLA-ASIS&T and the ALA Student Chapter. Katelyn has served as treasurer for the ALA Student Chapter and worked part time in the Farrington High School library. Best wishes to these outstanding students!

Blair-Recipients Photo Left to Right: Susan Davidson, Katelyn Yoxtheimer, and Danielle Todd

Dean Louie Promoted At UH Maui College

Dean Louie, 2011 LIS alumnus, has received tenure as an assistant professor Dean photospecializing in culinary arts at UH Maui College. He has also been appointed as the Internal Program Coordinator for the Maui Culinary Academy. His duties include teaching a course in purchasing and cost controls, balancing program finances for the Pa‘ina Facility, and leading the culinary arts faculty in setting critical future goals.

How has his LIS coursework helped him in his professional work? Dean said: “I increased digital technology use for our students. We launched a shared laptop cart system to encourage more interaction in classrooms, develop team video production, and increase industry certification as well as online academic research.” Dean indicated that the academy is currently using mobile touchpads for immediate LiveText digital data collection. He reported that they have also “installed new Point of Sale systems using iPad mobile capability that allows us to instantly send tableside orders to kitchen printers.” Even more exciting plans are underway. According to Dean, the vision is to develop a UHMC Food Innovation Center that will give students an opportunity to “explore a unique industry pertinent to Maui’s future sustainability in agriculture linked with emergent technology.” Congratulations, Dean!