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.
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.
The Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society (CSLIS) has voted to appoint Vanessa Irvin, Ed.D., as a CSLIS Fellow for 2015-2016. She is being awarded this honor in appreciation for her tireless work in helping to define the CSLIS as a founding member of its Steering Committee. Irvin’s contributions helped to make the Center become a reality. In awarding this honor, the selection committee explained that “a part of the Center is now and always will be based on Dr. Irvin’s unique contributions.”