SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference Winners

“Congratulations to Shavonn-haevyn Matsuda and Keahiahi Long on taking first place in SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference with a prize of $100.00 for their poster “Conceptualizing a Hawaiian Digital Library.”  This session took place December 7 in the Heritage Reading Room at Sinclair Library.  All students from LIS, ICS, and CIS were welcome to present their research.  We would also like to acknowledge Christine Young who took second place along with Susan Davidson and Christina Shin who took third place.  Thank you to all who participated, to our advisers Dr. Gazan, Dr. Nahl, and Dr. Quiroga, to our adjudicators and to our board members who worked hard in sponsoring this event.  The posters will be displayed in the LIS Commons, and in the future on our website http://manoa.hawaii.edu/rio/sla/.”

JACLYN PARROTT WINS SLA POSTER CONTEST

Jaclyn Lee Parrott won the second annual Hawaiian Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association Poster Competition. Parrot, who is president of SLA-ASIST Student Chapter, was invited to attend the HPC-SLA Annual Business Dinner on November 16, were she gave a brief presentation on her winning poster, titled “Theological Librarianship with a Focus on Theological Libraries in Oahu,” and accepted the $500 competition prize.

The HPC-SLA Poster Competition is open to all University of Hawaii at Manoa MLISc or CIS students, as well as students who have taken an LIS class, and is part of the organization’s efforts (along with the yearly Mentoring Mixer) to provide professionalizing experiences for new and aspiring librarians and information specialists.

VORNHOLT FUNDED FOR INSTITUTE ON VISUAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Sarah Vornholt received funding from the UHM Graduate Student Organization to attend the Summer Education Institute for Visual Resource Management at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, June 19 through 22. The GSO awarded Sarah $595 to cover the institute’s fee. The institute is being sponsored by the Visual Resource Association and the Art Library Society of North America.

In applying for the grant, Sarah emphasized that the LIS Program did not have courses directly related to visual resource management (digital images) and that knowledge in this field would improve her chances of obtaining a job as an art librarian. Sarah said, “I am grateful the GSO recognized the educational quality of this institute.”