Academic Positions

2012
Visiting Fellow, Institute of English Studies [Advanced Studies], University of London
2010
London Resident Director, University of Hawaii Study Abroad Program.
2007
Full Professor, University of Hawaii, Library and Information Science Program, Department of Information and Computer Sciences.
2007
London Resident Director, University of Hawaii Study Abroad Program.
2004-2006
Chair, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii.
2002
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities, Edinburgh University (March-June).
1998-2001
Chair, Communications and Information Sciences Doctoral Program, University of Hawaii.
2000-2007
Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Library and Information Science Program, Department of Information and Computer Sciences.
1995-2000
Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii, Library and Information Science Program, Department of Information and Computer Sciences.

University of Hawaii Affiliations

Member
University of Hawaii Graduate Faculty
Member
Communication and Information Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Faculty
Member
Inter-departmental sub-committee of the Vice-President’s Task Force for the Reorganization of the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) which structured a merger between SLIS and the Information and Computer Sciences Department in 1995.
Member
University of Hawaii Women’s Mentoring Program
Member
University of Hawaii Manoa Faculty Senate (term 2006-2007); Committee on Policy and Planning.
Outside Member of Dissertation Committees
Brian Richardson (Philosophy)
Noel Jordan (Psychology)
Thad Oliver (Political Science)
Dissertation Committee Chair
Victor Chen
Donna Bair-Mundy
Jennifer Campbell-Meier
Alex Chen
Dissertation Committee Member
Sunyeen Pai
Justin Goo
Kumiko Hachiya
Laura Welch
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Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association
  • ALA Library History Roundtable
  • ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable
  • PEN International
  • BIO Biographers' Organization
  • Hawaii Library Association
  • LIS Alumni Association, Events chair
  • Hawaii Literacy, Board Member and Vice President

Courses Taught

  • LIS 611, Intellectual Freedom
  • LIS 612, History of Books and Libraries*
  • LIS 681, Books and Media for Children*
  • LIS 682, Books and Media for Young Adults*
  • LIS 683, Services in Libraries*
  • LIS 693, Special Topics Courses: Classics of Children’s Literature*
  • LIS 693, Special Topics Courses: Readers’ Advisory
  • LIS 701, International Librarianship
  • LIS 715, Information Policy
*HITS, delivered at least once over UH interactive television to multiple islands