Meera Garud

Meera Garud


Library and Information Science

Hamilton Library 002F

(808) 956-5807


My goal is to inspire students to reflect on the world they live in, ask critical questions, find information, and communicate what they learn with others. I believe the learning process has no end—because our world is constantly changing, we need to develop lifelong learners who are eager to build new knowledge. I teach for and coordinate Hawaii’s only school library media (SLM) licensure program. I enjoy learning alongside students and librarians who want to develop skills in digital instruction, information literacy, and inquiry-based learning. I provide opportunities for collaborative learning through scenario-based projects, peer feedback, guest speakers, and site visits.


  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2015
  • BA, Development Studies, Education (minor), University of California, Berkeley, 2007


Information literacy; school libraries; instructional design; and data literacy.


My research interests focus on information literacy, inquiry-based learning, and effective teaching practices for a range of diverse learners. It is critical that a school library preparation program work closely with the professional community to bridge theory and experience. To that end, I work with local professional organizations and committees, such as the Hawaiʻi Association of School Librarians, the Hawaiʻi Library Association, and the University of Hawaiʻi Libraries Information Literacy Committee, to create and support training sessions, workshops, and webinars.