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LIS Alumna Kelly McDermott Wins Outstanding Paper Award at Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference

Congratulations to LIS alumna Kelly McDermott, who won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference. Her paper, Beyond Content Knowledge: Best Approaches to Improve Student Application of Information Literacy Instruction, highlighted instructional approaches to improve students’ application of information literacy skills using quantitative and qualitive data sets. The article will […]

LIS Alumna Helen Wong-Smith Becomes SAA Vice-President

Text from UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/05/helen-wong-smith-elected-to-saa/ University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Archivist Helen Wong Smith has been selected as vice president/president-elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the oldest and largest national organization of professional archivists in North America. She becomes the first person from Hawaiʻi to hold this position. She will begin her one-year term in August and will become SAA’s 78th president […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Luz Marina Quiroga

The UHM LIS Program is sad to announce the passing of our former colleague Associate Professor Dr. Luz Marina Quiroga who taught at UH from 2000 until 2019 in areas related to Information Retrieval, Databases, Library Systems, and website design. She was born in 1947 in Manizales, Colombia, and earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering […]

LIS Invites Applications for Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library & Information Science Program invites applications for one (1) paid fellowship to run from August 2022 through May 2023. This IMLS grant-supported fellowship is for students with a demonstrated interest in audio and visual media archives. The fellow will engage in the digital preservation of public media collections […]

Fall 2021 Blair Award Recipients: Sarah Arzate and Lauren Nielsen

Sarah Arzate and Lauren Nielsen are the fall 2021 recipients of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select the awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. […]

Dr. Tonia Sutherland Collaborates with AfterLab, New Research Group

Dr. Tonia Sutherland has joined the team of AfterLab, along with the University of Washington’s iSchool’s Anna Lauren Hoffman, Marika Cifor, and Megan Finn. AfterLab, a new research group at the iSchool, is dedicated to thinking about what happens after — the aftermath of disasters, afterlives of personal data, after careful attempts at ethical governance […]