Community Libraries Day @ UH-Manoa

Community Libraries Day kicks off National Library Week on Sunday, April 12 (10 AM-3 PM) with twenty libraries, archives, educational institutions, and professional organizations showcasing their innovative programs, digital initiatives, and outreach activities on McCarthy Mall, near Hamilton library at UH-Manoa.

Learn how libraries promote information and technology literacy in their communities and discover how archives preserve Hawaii’s history for future generations. Find out how librarians and information professionals help individuals and organizations manage information overload. Learn whether a career in the information professions is right for you. Behind-the-scenes library tours, a children’s book fair, used CD/book sale, food vendors, activities, prize drawings and more will be provided so there’s something for everyone. Parking at UH-Manoa is free on Sunday!

Community Libraries Day is an event sponsored by the Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. For more information, visit

Library Services for Youth in Custody

The University of Hawaiʻi LIS Program is pleased to offer a new online course in summer 2015, LIS 693: Library Services for Youth in Custody.

Students in this course will:

    • Understand the information needs of youth in custody
    • Understand current trends in Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) librarianship
    • Contextualize services to youth in custody within frameworks of juvenile justice and social justice
    • Identify books and library materials that could support a juvenile detention center library
    • Analyze local, regional, state, national, and global differences as regards to juvenile justice policy and its relation to library services
    • Analyze existing library services for youth in custody in regards to collections, policies, programs, justice frameworks, intellectual freedom, outreach, and issues of inequality (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, dis/ability)
    • Understand similarities and differences between youth services and adult services in custody settings

The instructor, Joe Coyle, has several years experience as a JDC librarian and recently served as Project Coordinator for Mix IT Up!

Visiting students are welcome. This 3-credit asynchronous online graduate course is offered from May 26-July 2. Tuition is $1,650.00 for in-state and out-of-state students. Visiting students may request registration via the UH Outreach College.

More information about the summer schedule is available on the LIS Course Schedule page.

Questions? Contact 808-956-7321 or