Book Garners National Recognition

Inquiry and the Common Core: Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning published by Libraries Unlimited has been awarded the 2015 LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award in the “Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” category. Violet Harada, professor emerita in the LIS Program, and Sharon Coatney, book acquisitions editor for Libraries Unlimited, are the co-editors of the book that features contributions from some of the leading school library educators and award-winning media specialists. The authors provide essays and lessons that explain how the standards’ emphasis on in-depth investigations dovetail with inquiry-based learning activities. LIS alumni Carolyn Kirio, Sandy Yamamoto, and Elodie Arellano are among the contributors to this volume. Continue reading

HLA 2015 Award Winners Announced

kimberly_jackson_HLA-2015Kimberly Jackson is the recipient of a scholarship awarded by the Hawaii Library Association. A spring 2015 graduate of the LIS Program with an MLISc degree and a certificate in Historic Preservation, Kimberly is currently serving as an intern at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. She is working in the Preservation and Reformatting Division under the Preservation Directorate. Continue reading

Jennifer Losalio Receives Kona Friends Scholarship

jennifer_losalioJennifer 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.