Frans Albarillo Receives Diversity Research Grant

UH LIS alumnus Frans Albarillo (2009) is the recipient of a Diversity Research Grant from the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services. Per a notice in the June 2016 issue of American Libraries Magazine, “recipients receive a one-time $2,500 award to conduct original research over the course of the year.” An assistant professor and librarian […]

Alumna Kirio Selected As One of Nation’s Great Educators

Carolyn Kirio, LIS alumna and Kapolei Middle School librarian was selected by The White House for their Great Educators Award. She was recognized at a White House ceremony honoring the National Teacher of the Year, State Teachers of the Year, and Great Educators from across the United States on May 3, 2016. Kirio said: “It […]

LIS Alumnae Receive HASL Golden Key Awards

Diane Mokuau and Michelle Colte received Golden Key Awards from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) at the group’s spring conference held on April 30 at Moanalua Middle School Library. The Golden Key Award recognizes school librarians, who have provided exemplary service to the profession. Diane and Michelle have been outstanding representatives of the […]

Jan Kamiya HI Librarian of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Jan Kamiya on being selected by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and co-sponsor Native Books Na Mea Hawaii as Librarian of the Year for 2015! Jan is a graduate of the UHM LIS Program, an adjunct faculty member for LIS, and librarian at McCully – Moʻiliʻili public library. She began her […]

Ruth Horie Receives Award from PIALA

LIS alumna and adjunct faculty member Ruth Horie received a Lifetime Achievement Award from PIALA (Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums) at their 24th Annual Conference in November 2014 at Koror, Palau. Ruth helped advance an international partnership between the Hawaii Library Association and PIALA in 1998 when she was HLA Vice President. She […]

Denise Sumida Wins National Buzz Award

Denise Sumida, a 1997 LIS alumnus, has been awarded the School Library Journal’s Buzz Award, sponsored by @BrainHive. The school librarian from Pearl Harbor Elementary was recognized for her exemplary use of digital content to engage students in a range of reading and literacy projects. This award is given to a librarian who is developing […]