LIS Alumna Junie Hayashi featured in Island Scene

  Check out our LIS Alumna Junie Hayashi in the summer issue of HMSA’s Island Scene magazine! Junie was interviewed for the “Work It!” column about switching careers later in life, in her case from working 12 years at the Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General to becoming a public services librarian at Leeward Community College. […]

UHM LIS featured in peer-reviewed special issue international journal

We’re proud to announce that a number of our own UHM LIS community are featured in the Diversity & Reading special issue of The International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2019). Dr. Vanessa Irvin was the guest editor for this special issue, which features a paper by recent UHM LIS graduate […]

Cheri Ebisu named LIS Program Coordinator

We are very happy to announce that LIS alumna Cheri Ebisu will begin as LIS Program Coordinator May 1, 2019, and in lieu of a formal press conference :), she was kind enough to respond to a few questions: How did you discover the LIS Program initially? I am sure Google was involved initially, but […]

Diane Mokuau Receives HSTA Award

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate, received the 2019 S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence from the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA). She is a 1998 alumna of the LIS program. The S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence was established to celebrate the outstanding work of the late Stacy Nishina, a public school teacher, longtime […]

Hawaiʻi Association of School Librarians Announces Malia Quiocho as the 2019 Scholarship Recipient

The Hawaiʻi Association of School Librarians (HASL) is pleased to award this year’s student scholarship to Malia Quiocho. Quiocho is a student in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Library & Information Science program, completing her MLISc courses via its online platform. Quiocho holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and a […]

Dr. Rich Gazan quoted in the Maui News

Stop the presses – our own Program Chair, Dr. Rich Gazan, was recently interviewed by the Maui News for library-related insight on the revitalization of print media and the importance of brick-and-mortar bookstores: Rich Gazan, professor and chair of University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Library and Information Science program, said people need to take breaks from […]