Keahiahi Long

Keahiahi Long

Assistant Professor

Library and Information Science

Hamilton Library 003C

(808) 956-6703



Mai ka malu o ka lau naupaka o Maunalua, welina me ke aloha kākou e nā hoa noiʻi nowelo! My name is Keahiahi Sharon Long, I grew up on Oʻahu and currently live with my ʻohana in Maunalua. My ʻohana are hula people – we’ve been dancing for several generations. Hula shapes how I see the world. Hula is the movement of memory, the repository of our stories, genealogies, values. Herein lies my love for libraries and their possibilities as transformative spaces for community empowerment. In all that I do as an information worker and knowledge caretaker, I aim to center and celebrate undersupported and underrepresented voices.


  • MLISc, Library and Information Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2014
  • BA, Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2011
  • BA, Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2011


Hawaiian librarianship; Indigenous knowledge systems.


I am passionate about the information scapes of Indigenous peoples, generally, and kānaka ʻōiwi, more specifically. My recent work as a Co-Investigator on extramurally-funded projects like Ka Wai Hāpai: Co-Creating Controlled Vocabularies for Social Justice and Lau Ā Lau Ka ʻIke: Knowledge Overflowing focuses on Hawaiian language controlled vocabularies and the co-creation of a Hawaiian knowledge organization system. As a student in the UH Mānoa Communication and Information Science doctoral program, I am interested in learning more about how community protocols affect information practices of hula practitioners.