UHM LIS ALA-SC wins Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021

Out of 64 student chapters nationwide, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA-SC) was named the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021. Previously, ALA-SC was Student Chapter of the Year in 2006 and runner-up in 2004. The NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award […]

Diane Mokuau Named One of SLJ’s 2021 School Librarians of the Year

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate since 2002, has been selected as a 2021 School Librarian of the Year along with Amanda Jones, teacher librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Louisiana. This is the sixth year that School Library Journal has presented this award that is sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs. The […]

Halie Kerns Recognized with Blair Award

Halie Kerns was recognized as the Fall 2020 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 awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. In her […]

Drs. Asato & Wertheimer win 2019 IJIDI Outstanding Paper Award

Drs. Asato and Wertheimer’s recent peer-reviewed publication, “Library Exclusion and the Rise of Japanese Bookstores in Prewar Honolulu” (International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion – IJIDI, Spring 2019 issue, volume 3, issue 1), was voted by the journal’s editorial board for the 2019 IJIDI Outstanding Paper Award in the category of “Research Articles.” Referees […]

Vanda Moore Wins LIS Blair Award

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 […]

Diane Mokuau Receives HSTA Award

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate, received the 2019 S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence from the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA). She is a 1998 alumna of the LIS program. The S.T.A.C.Y. Award for Teaching Excellence was established to celebrate the outstanding work of the late Stacy Nishina, a public school teacher, longtime […]