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 […]

Three LIS faculty join inaugural Hulihia: Indigenizing the Social Sciences Curriculum cohort

LIS faculty members Meera Garud, Rich Gazan and Andrew Wertheimer were part of the first cohort of Hulihia: Indigenizing the Social Sciences Curriculum, along with Social Sciences instructors and faculty members Sanoe Burgess, Steven Bond-Smith and Subhashni Raj. Led by Kamakana Aquino, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili Coordinator for the College of Social Sciences, participants met weekly […]

Stasha Gardasevic places third in UH Venture competition

CIS PhD candidate and LIS Graduate Teaching Assistant Stanislava (Stasha) Gardasevic was awarded third place in the 2023 University of Hawaiʻi Venture Competition (UHVC) for LocaLinQs, a social and academic platform adapted from her dissertation research study that aggregates crowdsourced information and student and faculty publication data from multiple sources. Stasha’s team includes Valerie Iinuma, […]

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LIS 659 Students Process JCCH Papers

Jill Sommer’s students in LIS 659: Archival Access, Representation and Use processed papers from the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Archives. The class is shown with JCCH Archives Manager Gail Kuroda and Adjunct faculty Jill Sommer after making their final presentations. Students made recommendations for preservation, privacy protection, and how these collections could be used […]

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Wertheimer Presents at Association for Asian American Studies

Dr. Wertheimer gave a paper at the Association for Asian American Studies 2023 conference in Long Beach, California. His paper, “The Issei Role in Fostering a Prewar Nisei Leadership: The Fushimi Memorial Scholarship Society in Nikkei Hawaiʻi” explores the prewar Japanese American association that established the Fushimi Memorial Scholarship Society for Nisei to study at […]