Andrew Wertheimer is Associate Professor in the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaii Department of Information and Computer Sciences. I teach courses in library history, archives, foundations, management, and collection management.
My Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and my MLS from Indiana University.
I've written several articles and book chapters, as well as over 75 book reviews. In 2000, I co-edited Library History Research in America with Donald Davis (published by the Library of Congress Center of the Book). I've given talks at the Universities of Iowa, Tokyo, Yale, and Doshisha. I was on the editorial board of the British journal ""Library History"" and was Chair of ALA’s Library History Round Table and the Association of Hawaii Archivists. In 2008 I was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). In February 2010 I was appointed ALA Councilor for the Hawaii Library Association. http://hawaiilibraryassociation.weebly.com/
My research focuses on the history of libraries, books, reading and ethnic print culture, especially relating to Japanese Americans and the Jewish Diaspora.