Jennifer Losalio has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Friends of the Libraries, Kona, to continue her LIS education. Jennifer just completed her second year in the MLISc program. She was recently hired as a Library Technician V at Kailua-Kona Public Library. In her new position, she says she is “enjoying familiarizing patrons with our print and electronic resources, assisting the branch manager with developing the adult collection, and assisting branch librarians with programming.” Jennifer hopes to use her degree to become a youth services librarian with the Hawaii State Public Library System.
Carolyn Kirio (1994 alumna) has garnered the 2015 Information Technology Pathfinder Award for Kapolei Middle School Library. This coveted award is presented by the American Association of School Librarians and sponsored by Follett.
The IT Pathfinder Award showcases the impact of strong school library programs and highlights the importance of the school library program in the educational community. It recognizes and honors school librarians demonstrating vision and leadership through the use of information technology to build lifelong learners. Carolyn will receive $1,000 and her library program will receive an additional $500. The award will be officially presented at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco in June.
Community Libraries Day kicks off National Library Week on Sunday, April 12 (10 AM-3 PM) with twenty libraries, archives, educational institutions, and professional organizations showcasing their innovative programs, digital initiatives, and outreach activities on McCarthy Mall, near Hamilton library at UH-Manoa.
Learn how libraries promote information and technology literacy in their communities and discover how archives preserve Hawaii’s history for future generations. Find out how librarians and information professionals help individuals and organizations manage information overload. Learn whether a career in the information professions is right for you. Behind-the-scenes library tours, a children’s book fair, used CD/book sale, food vendors, activities, prize drawings and more will be provided so there’s something for everyone. Parking at UH-Manoa is free on Sunday!
Community Libraries Day is an event sponsored by the Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. For more information, visit hawaii.sla.org