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Kawena Komeiji

Hawaiian Pacific Resources Librarian

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808-689-2711
kawenask@hawaii.edu

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Subjects

  • Hawaiian-Pacific Studies
  • Hawaiian Language

Kawena Komeiji

Hawaiian Pacific Resources Librarian

Kawena Komeiji is from Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu though her ʻohana roots are in Waialua, Oʻahu. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Studies from Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa). Her specialty is Hawaiian language research, especially in the Hawaiian language newspapers, but she can help you find resources about anything in Hawaiʻi or the greater Pacific.

Kawena enjoys Sephora, dogs, powerlifting, eating, and watching sports.

Education

  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • BA, Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Professional Activities

UHWO Committees and Councils

  • Nālimakui Native Hawaiian Council, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Strategic Planning Committee

UH System Committees

  • Hawaiʻi-Pacific Committee, Chair

Professional Associations

  • Hawaiʻi Librarian Association (HLA)
  • Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa (NHIL)

Recent Posts from Kawena

Don’t Miss Lee Tonouchi on 2/24 at 11am! 2/10/2020

Ho cuzzin, if you stay free on February 24th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, come talk story with us and Lee Tonouchi, da Pidgin Guerrilla! Da Pidgin Guerrilla Lee A. Tonouchi's had several plays staged at ...
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ʻO Pepeluali ka mahina ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi 2/4/2020

E hoʻokulāia kākou i ka mahina ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! He ʻumikūmākolu hua palapala ko ka pīʻāpā Hawaiʻi - A, E, I, O, U, He, Ke, La, Mu, Nu, Pi, We, a me ka ʻOkina. I ka hiki ʻana o nā ...
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What’s the Deal with the Maunakea Controversy? 9/18/2019

You’ve seen the Hawaiian flags. You’ve heard the stories. But, why is another telescope on Maunakea such a big deal? Don’t worry, librarians from the University of Hawaiʻi are here to ...
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