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CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
ACADEMIC UNITS
COURSES
PERSONNEL
REFERENCE

general information

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
Calendar 6-7
Undergraduate Education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
27
Graduate Education 28-
45
Student Life 46-
58
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
69
Degrees and Certificates 70-
71

ACADEMIC UNITS

Architecture 72-
76
Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
122
Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
175
Business Administration 176-
185
Education
186-
207
Engineering 208-
216
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
225
Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
233
Law 234-
236
Medicine 237-
255
Nursing 256-
266
Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
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Outreach College 285-
288
Public Health 289-
292
ROTC Programs 293-
294
Social Work
295-
297
Travel Industry Management 298-
303
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
324
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-
483

courses

Overview 325
A - E 326-
379
F - N 379-
427
O - Z 427-
477

personnel

Administration 484-
485
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
510
Emeriti Faculty 511-
517
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
527

reference

Appendix 528-
532
Glossary 533-
535
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Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Library and Information Science

College of Natural Sciences
Hamilton Library, Ground Floor
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7321
Fax: (808) 956-5835
E-mail: slis@hawaii.edu
Web: www.hawaii.edu/slis/

Faculty
*V. Harada, EdD (Chair)--school library administration, information literacy
*d. Bair-Mundy, MLIS--information systems
*P. Jacsó, PhD--CD-ROM and online technology, computer system analysis
*R. Knuth, PhD--youth service, international librarianship
*D. Nahl, PhD--information services, information literacy
*L. N. Osborne, PhD--information systems, library automation 

Adjunct Faculty
K. Anderson, MLIS--science information resources
R. Chapman, PhD--information services
L. Davis, MLIS--preservation
D. French, MLS--information services
R. Hensley, MLS--information services
M. Jackson, PhD--library administration
V. Lebbin, MLS--social sciences resources
A. Luster, PhD--library administration
K. Peacock, PhD--Pacific Islands resources
S. Roggia, MLS--collection management
M. Suzuki, MLIS--government documents
C. Tachihata, PhD--Hawaiian information resources
L. Wageman, MLS--Asian languages collection

*Graduate Faculty

The Academic Program

Founded in 1965, the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program prepares professionals for work in libraries and other types of information-handling agencies. It currently offers a master’s in library and information science (MLISc) and a Certificate in Advanced Library and Information Science and participates in an Interdisciplinary doctoral program in communication and information sciences. The LIS program is aware of the opportunities and the responsibilities inherent in its Pacific setting and the unique cultural amalgam of Hawai’i. Its major goals are:

1. To furnish students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are basic to professional competence and career-long professional growth in the field of library and information services.

2. To expand the knowledge base of the profession through research.

3. To share its resources by extending services to the University of Hawai’i and its academic units and to the people of Hawai’i and beyond.

Graduate Study

Master’s Degree

The MLISc degree program was first accredited by the American Library Association in 1967 and was reaccredited in 1974, 1980, 1986, and 1996. The curriculum is subject to continuous review and modification, and every effort is made in academic advising to ensure that students plan programs of study suited to their individual goals. Entering students are expected to be computer literate. Graduate standing is the normal prerequisite for all courses.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to take the following courses: 
LIS 601 Introduction to Reference and Information Services 
LIS 605 Basic Cataloging and Classification 
LIS 610 Introduction to Library and Information Science 

In addition, they must take one of the following: 
LIS 650 Management of Libraries and Information Centers 
LIS 684 Administration of School Library Media Centers

Plan A (Thesis)

The normal requirement for the MLISc degree under the thesis option is a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved graduate study. At least 27 credits must be taken in LIS courses or a combination of LIS and approved Information and Computer Sciences courses. In addition, 3 credit hours in LIS 695 Seminar in Research in Librarianship and 6 credit hours in LIS 700 Thesis Research must be taken. No directed reading credits are allowed as part of thesis research.

General examination is not required for admission to candidacy. After completing 15 credits of course work, students are advanced to candidacy upon the recommendation of the program’s graduate faculty. The oral examination is not required, but research results will be presented at a student-faculty colloquium.

Plan B (Non-thesis)

The normal requirement for the MLISc degree under the non-thesis option is a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved graduate study. At least 36 credits must be taken in LIS courses or in a combination of LIS and approved ICS courses. Up to 6 credits may be taken in other schools or colleges when the courses are relevant to the individual student’s specialization and approved by the LIS program chair and the Graduate Division.

The maximum course load is 15 credit hours per term. Therefore, 42 credit hours would require at least two terms and a summer. A full load is a minimum of 8 credit hours per term. The program may be undertaken on a part-time basis but must be completed within five years (a two-year extension is allowed by the Graduate Division for a total of seven years).

Students who were in MLISc-degree programs from other ALA-accredited library programs may, in special circumstances, transfer up to 21 credit hours toward their MLISc degree at UH Manoa, provided the work to be credited has been completed within the time limit previously cited. Such requests must be included in the application.

Comprehensive Examination

All Plan B students are required to take an oral comprehensive examination as a requirement for the MLISc degree. The examination is taken during the semester the student expects to graduate.

Distance Education

The MLISc program utilizes the Hawai’i Interactive Television System (HITS) to deliver courses to remote sites in the state. LIS has been one of the pioneers on campus in using this innovative instructional delivery system. It currently offers approximately 35 percent of its courses through HITS; at least two courses are available through HITS each fall and spring.

Summers-Only Program

Students may select to enroll in the MLISc program exclusively during the summer sessions. There are four sessions in the summer, each three weeks long. Only one course may be taken in each three-week session. Every effort is made to ensure a balanced selection of courses during the summers. The deadline for the summers-only program is April 1 of each year. The summers-only program is not open to international students.


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