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Alphie Garcia

Information Resources and Collection Management Librarian

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Alphie Garcia

Information Resources and Collection Management Librarian

Alphie Garcia is the Information Resources and Collection Management Librarian and serves students, staff, and faculty in his role as humanities and applied sciences liaison. You’ll often see him around campus, providing information instruction to classes, or at the reference desk helping patrons. Don’t let his resting mean face fool you; he’s quite friendly and eager to help you with your research needs.

Alphie grew up in ʻEwa Beach, graduated from Aiea High School and UH Mānoa, and moved to the Bay Area for about 7 years before returning to Kapolei to start a family. In his spare time, he loves reading (especially Science Fiction, Fantasy, and graphic novels), traveling, hiking, gaming, binging on Netflix, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


  • MLIS, San Jose State University
  • BA, English with a minor in philosophy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Professional Activities

UHWO Committees

  • Distance Education
  • Faculty Senate

UH System Committees

  • Cataloging Committee
  • Discovery Committee
  • WebVoyage Committee

Library Community Committees

  • Hawaiʻi Library Consortium, Member-at-Large (HLC)
  • Hawaiʻi Users Group (HUGM)

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists (AHA)
  • Hawaiʻi Library Association (HLA)

Recent Posts from Alphie

New titles – March 2021 3/8/2021

Hunger : the oldest problem / Martin Caparros ; translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver. The last story of Mina Lee / Nancy Jooyoun Kim. Border Wars : inside Trump's assault on ...
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New Streaming Service Available with Academic Video Online (AVON)  2/4/2020

The James & Abigail Campbell Library is pleased to offer access to Academic Video Online (AVON) for students, faculty, and staff. AVON is a multidisciplinary video collection that includes over ...
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Bon Voyage to Hawaii Web Voyager 7/12/2019

Aloha, UHWO Patrons, Please note that Hawaiʻi Voyager, the online public access catalog (OPAC), will be shuttered in December of 2019, and, six months from now, the entire University of Hawaiʻi ...
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