Love My Library Day participants waiving library support signs on the roadside

LIS Student Jones and Alumna Kakimoto Take Lead in Celebrating Love My Library Day

LIS Student Brooke Jones and alumna Krystal Kakimoto co-chaired Hawaii’s first-ever “Love My Library Day” on Saturday. They were joined by LIS students Rachel Jacobson, Brianne Imada, Serina Kerbaugh, and Jade Sunouchi. Faculty at the event included Meera Garud (who co-chairs HLA’s Advocacy Committee) and Professors Asato and Wertheimer, along with several adjunct faculty members. […]

Kimo Nichols completes American Archive of Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

LIS student Kimo Nichols completed a year-long audiovisual preservation fellowship at ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i (“‘Ulu‘ulu”) at the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu, in partnership with the Biographical Research Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he digitized and described 128 videotapes from the PBS Hawai‘i […]

Jason Ford Featured in UH Foundations Magazine

LIS Program alumnus Jason Ford’s work at the Kauaʻi Community College’s Kikuchi Center is featured in this summer’s UH Foundations Magazine. William Kenji “Pila” Kikuchi was a Hawaiʻi archeologist and anthropologist who left a wealth of knowledge to Kauaʻi Community College, with the intent of his and other’s work being preserved and available to the […]

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Wertheimer Honored by Library Historians

Our very own Associate Professor Andrew Wertheimer was recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT) as the inaugural winner of their Distinguished Service in Library History Award. For the past three decades Wertheimer has tried to advance research that explore transnational aspects of Asian American library history and build bridges […]

Meera Garud joins the LIS faculty!

Please join us in welcoming Meera Garud to the LIS faculty in a new permanent Instructor position! Meera has served as full-time temporary Instructor with the LIS program since 2019, and she will continue to coordinate the school library preparation program. Her focus is on understanding how educators can help students graduate high school while […]

Keahiahi Long joins the LIS faculty!

Please join us in welcoming Assistant Professor Keahiahi Long to the LIS faculty in a new position dedicated to Hawaiian librarianship, starting in Fall 2023!  Keahiahi currently serves as Librarian at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, and has taught courses in Foundations of Hawaiian Collections, ‘A‘ole I Pau: Kanaka Worldviews and Librarianship, as well as […]