The Imperative of Practicing Care in the LIS Program

Life continues to be full of changes and adjustments for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LIS Program Chair, Dr. Rich Gazan, took to the Hawai’i Library Association’s newsletter, Kolekole, to discuss the Program’s newly added program goal: Take care of each other, and take care of ourselves. You can read more about how this […]

Halie Kerns Recognized with Blair Award

Halie Kerns was recognized as the Fall 2020 recipient 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 awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. In her […]

ALA President Julius Jefferson Jr. Meets with LIS Faculty and Students

In late October, our American Library Association Student Chapter (ALAsc) hosted an online talk with ALA President Julius C. Jefferson Jr.. He discussed his career, experiences, and offered some advice to attendees. This special event was an annex to his national listening tour of the country, which ended in Hawaiʻi. Mr. Jefferson was so interested […]

Professor Wertheimer Finishes Decade on ALA and HLA Boards

Dr. Andrew Wertheimer is stepping down as ALA Councilor after a decade of service as an ambassador between the ALA Council and Hawaiʻi Library Association. During this time he’s tried to encourage HLA to keep working with students, including the appointment of a student representative on the board. He’s also worked with other leaders to […]