Meera Garud Presents as part of UHWO’s Misinformation Week

LIS Instructor Meera Garud, MLISc gave a talk on “Getting Past the Trigger: Learning How to Navigate Misinformation with Grace” as part of UH West Oʻahu Library’s Misinformation Week on March 20, 2023. This weeklong event raised awareness about this important topic with nine sessions led by faculty, college librarians, public librarians, and school librarians. […]

Andrew Wertheimer Presents in HLA Next Steps Webinar

LIS Associate Professor Andrew Wertheimer joined State Librarian Stacey Aldrich and HASL President Caitlin Ramirez in a Hawaiʿi Library Association Next Steps webinar “Facts in the Stacks: Considering Book Challenges in Hawaiʿi” on March 25, 2023, to discuss the national trend of book challenges and how local librarians are responding.  For those interested in learning […]

Former ALA President Nancy Kranich Addresses Future Academic Librarians

We welcomed back Rutgers University School of Communication and Information Professor Nancy Kranich to the LIS Program on March 7, 2023, when she spoke in Andrew Wertheimer’s Academic Librarianship class.  Kranich served as ALA President in the year 2000, which was an important one for academic and intellectual freedom. She’s a respected national voice on […]

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 […]