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 […]

Lori Misaka

Lori Misaka Interviewed by Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly interviewed four librarians about how they create safe and welcoming spaces for their students and UHM’s very own Lori Misaka was one of them! Lori discussed her culturally diverse students and the amazing programs she has instituted to make each student feel welcome and included, as well as how her library has become […]

Andrew Wertheimer gives keynote at HLA Centennial

LIS Associate Professor Andrew Wertheimer gave a keynote address at the Hawaiʻi Library Association Centennial Conference at the Bishop Museum on the history of our library association.  LIS students and full-time and adjunct faculty giving talks included: Carina Chernisky, “Bolstering OER Efforts: Developing a Collection of Support Resources for UH Faculty” Stanislava Gardasevic, “Library Metadata […]

caution tape on bookshelves

LIS Issues Statement on Intellectual Freedom

“We believe rather that what people read is deeply important; that ideas can be dangerous; but that the suppression of ideas is fatal to a democratic society. Freedom itself is a dangerous way of life, but it is ours.” — The Freedom to Read Statement, a joint statement by the American Library Association and the […]

Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith Awarded the President’s Award of Excellence by CoSA

LIS Alumnus and UH Mānoa librarian and archivist Helen Wong Smith has been awarded the President’s Award of Excellence, a national honor, by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) for being a leader in cultural competency in archives. Helen is currently serving as a cultural competency consultant as part of CoSA’s Institution of Museum and […]