13 March 2008

Update from the Chair (Spring 2008)

Aloha Neighbor Islanders. I want to update you on a few things:

Thank You
Thank you for taking time to talk with Dr. Harada as part of our survey of neighbor island students. The faculty are reviewing your comments.

The Fall and Summer 2008 schedules are now online. I also added some more information here. This summer's we'll have:

Summer 2008
[LIS 601]: Introduction to Reference & Information Services [HITS] Kamiya
[LIS 689]: Asian American Materials for Children and Youth [HITS] Fujii-Baab
[LIS 694]: Special Topics in Information Technology: Visual Information Science Ma (online)

Fall 2008
[LIS 615]: Collection Management [HITS] Wertheimer (Saturdays) (no intensive weekend)
[LIS 610]: The Information Environment / Intro. to LIS [HITS] Asato (Tuesdays) (no intensive weekend)
We're still trying to get another course for Saturday (splitting Saturday)

Spring 2009 Tentative Plan
LIS 605: Basic Cataloging & Classification
LIS 647: Systems Analysis for Information Management
LIS 686: Information Literacy & Learning Resources

Fall 2009 Tentative Plan
LIS 663: Basic Database Searching
LIS 683: Services for Libraries
LIS 684: Administration of School Library Media Centers

Spring 2010 Tentative Plan
LIS 601: Introduction to Reference & Information Services
LIS 650: Management of Libraries & Information Centers
LIS 671: Digital Librarianship

Have a friend who wants to apply to LIS?
If you know anyone who wants to apply for the Program, please let them know the fall and summer deadline for admissions is 1 April 2008. After that people can apply for a semester as an unclassified student via Outreach College.

Thanks Friends of the Library of Hilo
The Friends of the Library of Hilo are kindly funding two scholarships this time.

Wifi HITS Sites
Catherine Kawada informed me that these HITS sites have wireless internet connection in their ITV classrooms:
  • Maui CC (recently installed)
  • UH Hilo
  • Kapiolani CC
  • Leeward CC
  • Kauai CC
  • UC West Hawaii - available hopefully by summer or fall 2008
  • MCC Education Centers (Molokai, Lanai, Hana, Lahaina) - starting Fall 2008
Students should check with their site techs if they have any questions in regards to configuring their laptops for wireless connection.

About the Blog
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News: The ALA-SC Basement Blotter
The ALA Student Chapter publishes a newsletter called the Basement Blotter. download a copy today. The editors would love to hear from you too.

LIS Program Video on iTunesU
The LIS Program is new streaming video on iTunesU. We videotapes and uploaded two presentations by visiting speakers (Michael Stephens and Loriene Roy) and the Oral Exam Orientation, and the LIS 690 Internship Orientation. We'll try to keep adding more if you like that. We hope that the orientation videos can replace the mandatory meetings on Oahu of the past. We hope that the online brownbag talks help to share the sense of Ohana in LIS.

Expanding Online Options?
Dr. Harada and I are exploring possibilities for offering some quality online courses. We will report if we have any success.

LIS 690 Internships on Neighbor Islands
The LIS 690 website lists one neighbor island internship at the moment (UH Hilo), but also includes FAQ information on how to propose new internships. The supervisor needs to have an MLS/MLIS/MLISc, but we encourage you to work with librarians on your island to create an internship that meets your needs.


chinodino said...

Dr. Drew,
Again, great site with lots of info to share with LISer's across the channel. Mahalo for your efforts!

Your blogs inspired me to offer this link:
...for those of you interested in the realm of culinary events on Maui.


Dr. Drew said...

Thanks for the comments Dean.
Someday my wife and I will have to save up and make one of your culinary events.