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
Meera Garud and Tariya Mukai, both students specializing in school librarianship, received $500 scholarships from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) to continue their graduate studies in LIS. The official announcements were made at the HASL conference on March 7, 2015, by scholarship chair Imelda Corpuz Amano.