Andrew Wertheimer Presents Research Forum on Yiddish Bookstores

The LIS Program kicked off its revitalized LIS Research Forum with Dr. Andrew Wertheimer’s presentation “Yiddish Bookstores & Cultural Survival in North America.” Jewish bookstores served as third spaces for the community, and mirrored the theological and philosophical divides of the Jewish Community. The presentation searches for shards of the bookstores’ existence in various American […]

Shirley Loo Endowed Scholarship for Library and Information Science established

We are grateful to Shirley Loo for establishing a new scholarship for students enrolled in the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa!  Initially funded with $52K, the purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.) to students who […]

Stanislava Gardasevic elected to AHA Board

LIS Graduate Teaching Assistant Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic was elected to the board of the Association of Hawai’i Archivists at their annual conference.  Gardasevic has taught several courses for the LIS Program on digital libraries and database design among others.  Stasha is a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Communication and Information Sciences, and […]

We’re hiring! Assistant Professor in Hawaiian Librarianship/Archival Studies position posted

We are seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program. People who locate some or all of their work in Hawaiian information practices, collections and/or institutions are especially encouraged to apply. UH LIS graduates constitute roughly two thirds of the librarians, archivists and […]

Tsukuba Professor Chieko Mizoue Presents on Senior Services

On February 7, 2023, Dr. Chieko Mizoue gave a talk “Characteristics of Information Seeking Behaviors of Older People in a Public Library” to students in Dr. Asato’s LIS 610 Foundations of the Information Professions class and students in the ALA Student Chapter, which co-sponsored the event. Dr. Mizoue is a leading scholar on Japanese Librarianship […]