Alumni Halie Kerns and Stephanie Robertson publish “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll”

LIS alumni and current academic librarians Halie Kerns (SUNY Canton) and Stephanie Robertson (BYU-Hawaii) have published “Academic libraries versus the doom scroll: Engaging with at-home users on social media during COVID-19” in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.  Their paper is based on an analysis of academic library social media account engagements, and suggests successful […]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (by Cheri Ebisu)

Numerous faculty asked if I wanted them write a post for my departure as Program Coordinator and I felt bad about asking them to do more work, but what they also didn’t know is that they have already given me too much power and all I sow is chaos carefully crafted as normalcy. I might […]

Aloha Dr. Irvin!

Associate Professor and Associate LIS Chair Dr. Vanessa Irvin will be joining the faculty of East Carolina University in Fall 2022.  Since she arrived at LIS in 2015, we’ve all benefited from Dr. V’s dedication to the highest standards of LIS research, education and practice, and her efforts in building communities of reflective LIS professionals […]

LIS Students Help Raise Over $5K to Support School Librarianship

Students in Dr. Wertheimer’s LIS 650 Management of Libraries and Information Centers class this spring completed service projects in the local community to practice their managerial skills. Jennifer Duncklee, Michelle Hatami, Lori Misaka, and Jesse Shiroma worked with Kalani High School librarian Daphne Miyashiro to raise funds for the Hawai‘i Association of School Librarians (HASL). […]

Jason Ford defends thesis “Indigenous Voices Informing Academic Information Literacy: Critical Discourses, Relationality, and Indigeneity for the Good of the Whole”

The LIS Program is pleased to announce that Jason Ford successfully defended his thesis on how Indigenous research methodologies can better inform information literacy. His abstract follows: Instructional librarianship in public post-secondary institutions requires that librarians be responsive to a diversity of paradigms and student needs, including Indigenous contexts. Although constrained by institutional infrastructures, Indigenous research methodologies […]

shelley lau with plaque

LIS Alumna Shelley Lau Awarded 2022 HASL Golden Key Award

Shelley Lau, an LIS alumna, was awarded the 2022 Golden Key Award by the Hawaii Association of School Librarians. The Golden Key Award recognizes school librarians who have provided exemplary service to the profession. She was presented with a framed certificate of recognition at the HASL spring social on April 23. Lau was nominated by […]