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School of Library and Information Sciences Alumni

The LIS Alumni Chapter connects graduates of the LIS Program (née School) and keeps them updated on various events, Program news, and library job opportunities.

Founded in 1965, the University of Hawaii's Graduate School of Library Studies (GSLS) set out to prepare professionals for work in libraries and other types of information-handling agencies by offering the Master’s in Library Studies degree.

In June 1987, the school recognized the rapidly changing world of libraries and information technologies and the role of information in society, by officially changing its name to the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), offering the Master’s in Library and Information Studies degree simultaneously.

Effective Fall 1997, SLIS merged with the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) and again changed its name to the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program.

Chapter Mission

To enable communication between graduates of the Library & Information Science Program by organizing events and highlighting our graduates' successes across a variety of media. We provide feedback to the LIS Program administration/faculty and also provide annual scholarships to promising LIS students.

Board of Directors

Junie Hayashi
MBA '84, MLISC '05

Vice President
Carol Yamaguchi Kellett
AA '85, BA '91, MLIS '92

Alice Tran
BA '03, MLISC '08

Jodie Kakazu Mattos
MA '96, MLIS '96

Members at Large:
Stewart Chun
BA '76, PDE '90, MLIS '96

Christian DeLay

Jennifer Beamer

University of Hawai‘i Alumni