Jason Ford defends thesis “Indigenous Voices Informing Academic Information Literacy: Critical Discourses, Relationality, and Indigeneity for the Good of the Whole”

The LIS Program is pleased to announce that Jason Ford successfully defended his thesis on how Indigenous research methodologies can better inform information literacy. His abstract follows: Instructional librarianship in public post-secondary institutions requires that librarians be responsive to a diversity of paradigms and student needs, including Indigenous contexts. Although constrained by institutional infrastructures, Indigenous research methodologies […]

LIS Invites Applications for Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library & Information Science Program invites applications for one (1) paid fellowship to run from August 2022 through May 2023. This IMLS grant-supported fellowship is for students with a demonstrated interest in audio and visual media archives. The fellow will engage in the digital preservation of public media collections […]

LIS Adjunct Faculty Stasha Gardasevic receives Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to CIS Doctoral Candidate & LIS Adjunct Faculty Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic, this year’s recipient of the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award administered by Graduate Division! This award honors a doctoral student who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skill and concern for student learning. The award is named in honor of the late Emeritus […]

A Note from the LIS Chair Regarding Reorganization Discussions

To our students, alumni, friends and supporters, You may have seen Provost Bruno’s message to the campus today about reorganization discussions.  The part of the proposal that involves us is to move LIS from the Information & Computer Sciences Department in the College of Natural Sciences to a new unit, tentatively called the School of […]

Tenure & Promotion for Dr. Irvin

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Irvin for her recent tenure approval and promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor!  Dr. Irvin is the lead advisor for our Public Librarianship Pathway and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion. She is also Principal Investigator for the Hui ‘Ekolu grant project and mentor […]

UHM LIS Program Statement in Response to Recent Global Protests

UHM LIS PROGRAM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO RECENT GLOBAL PROTESTS June 4, 2020 Aloha UHM LIS ‘Ohana, The current events pertaining to the senseless and racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (among others) alongside revelations about the unequal impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx communities has exposed two […]