The University of Hawaii ALA Student chapter sponsors two awards each Spring semester:
- The Dr. Sarah K. Vann Professional Service Award
- ALA Student to Staff
This award recognizes Hawaii librarians, information specialists, and LIS educators who embody the ideals and goals of librarianship as codified by the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.
Each ALA student chapter can sponsor a single student chapter member to assist ALA staff at the annual ALA conference. To qualify, the student must be a current ALA member and a member of a student chapter, and cannot have previously participated in the program. In exchange for working 4 hours per day at the conference, the student will receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. Transportation costs (such as airfare and cabs) are the student's responsibility.
ALA-SC wins ALA 2006 Student Chapter of the Year Award sponsored by New Members Round TableOn April 3, 2006, the ALA Student Chapter Executive Board - Lillian Nicolich, Loraine Oribio, Janel Quirante & Marta Wiggins - informed students that UH ALA-SC had won the New Members Round Table (NMRT) Chapter of the Year Award. They write: "Mahalo nui loa to the LIS students, faculty and librarians who supported our programs and to our members and Committee volunteers! And special thanks for the leadership exercised by our Committee Chairs and Blotter editors. This couldn't have happened without your combined efforts. Give yourselves a pat on the back!"
- The NMRT annoucement:
- From Professor Diane Nahl:
- From Professor Luz Quiroga:
- From Professor Rebecca Knuth:
On behalf of the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT), I am pleased to inform you that the ALA Student Chapter at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was selected as the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award recipient for 2006. We received many strong applications this year, and your chapter’s selection is a tribute to your past year of accomplishments and hard work. Congratulations!
The committee applauds University of Hawaii’s hard work in membership recruitment and retention efforts, including the first new student mixer and informal mentor program and faculty membership. The balance and strength of professional programming and social activities was very good. The newsletter, Basement Blotter was an outstanding way to facilitate chapter communication. The chapter demonstrated leadership by creating a Service Committee, and by providing strong committee opportunities, and officer involvement in programming. Finally, the chapter advisor statements demonstrated solid support and awareness for your chapter and its activities.
As the winner of this national award sponsored by the ALA Membership Committee and New Members Round Table, your chapter will receive a travel grant of $1,000 to cover part of the cost for representatives of your chapter to attend the 2006 ALA Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA. The travel grant can be used for conference registration, accommodations or transportation costs. In addition, a certificate of recognition will be presented to your chapter representatives at the NMRT Student Reception.
If you agree with the Conditions of Award Acceptance enumerated on the following page, please print, sign, and mail the form to: American Library Association, Attn: Kim Sanders, Communication & Marketing, 50 E Huron, Chicago IL 60611. Please fax the signed document to me at 859-246-4675 before mailing it to ALA. I look forward to your response and to meeting you at ALA Annual in New Orleans.
Sincerely, Terry D. Buckner
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Learning Resource Center
Bravo! You all are stupendous, what fabulous news to validate your good and hard work! I am really proud of each of you. Aloha, Diane
This is great news for the LIS community. Congratulations to all of you who made it possible! Luz Q.
Congratulations! THIS IS FABULOUS NEWS. We know we have a great ALA-SC chapter and now everyone else knows. We owe special thanks to Andrew and Lillian who spent hours (days!) on the application. Aloha, Rebecca Knuth
Date: November 18, 2004 4:29:01 PM HST
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