A Note from the LIS Chair Regarding Reorganization Discussions

To our students, alumni, friends and supporters, You may have seen Provost Bruno’s message to the campus today about reorganization discussions.  The part of the proposal that involves us is to move LIS from the Information & Computer Sciences Department in the College of Natural Sciences to a new unit, tentatively called the School of […]

New Book Features Exemplary Work of LIS Alumni

Libraries Unlimited has just released Radical Collaborations for Learning: School Librarians as Change Agents. The new publication, edited by Violet Harada and Sharon Coatney, takes an exciting look at how libraries join with other organizations to form unique and dynamic alliances. Three of the chapters feature LIS alumni as key players in creating transformative learning […]

Tenure & Promotion for Dr. Irvin

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Irvin for her recent tenure approval and promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor!  Dr. Irvin is the lead advisor for our Public Librarianship Pathway and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion. She is also Principal Investigator for the Hui ‘Ekolu grant project and mentor […]

UHM LIS Program Statement in Response to Recent Global Protests

UHM LIS PROGRAM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO RECENT GLOBAL PROTESTS June 4, 2020 Aloha UHM LIS ‘Ohana, The current events pertaining to the senseless and racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (among others) alongside revelations about the unequal impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx communities has exposed two […]

Introducing the New LIS Logo!

This semester, the LIS Program teamed up with Graphic Design Professor Chae Lee Ho’s senior seminar class of nine students to redesign the LIS Program’s logo. After much time and effort on the students’ part, we have decided on Jana Sasaki’s design: The new logo uses navigation and wayfinding as its main theme, with an […]