Drs. Asato & Wertheimer featured in Civil Beat

Our very own Dr. Noriko Asato and Dr. Andrew Wertheimer made the front page of Hawaiʻi’s Civil Beat today to talk about their research on the history of Japanese bookstores in response to the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System’s exclusion of Japanese language books.           The library excluded Japanese readers at a […]

LIS Alumna Kathleen Ageton shares LIS skills in Zambia, Zimbabwe

Head over to Maui News to read about Kihei librarian and UHM LIS Alumna Kathleen Ageton’s volunteer work with Elizabeth’s Library International, “a nonprofit that works to establish libraries in underserved areas” and “aims to make libraries self-sustaining” in such areas. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Ageton, https://bit.ly/2mlQCvH Kathleen traveled to Susu Village in Zambia and to […]

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 […]