Congratulations to Vanda Moore, the fall 2019 recipient of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select the awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership.
Vanda has served as secretary of the Progressive Librarians Guild student chapter at UH Manoa. In addition, she volunteered at the Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Vanda is a recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, with a focus on Indonesian. Throughout her time at LIS, she worked as a library assistant at the Sunset Reference Center, as an archives and manuscripts student assistant with the Hamilton Library Archives, and as a cataloguing assistant with Hamilton Library.