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 at Brooklyn College, Frans was recognized for the project “Information Needs of Undocumented Students.” According to AL Magazine, the research “looks at the information behaviors of undocumented students at a large public liberal arts university.” Congratulations Frans!
Gailyn Lehuanani Bopp, a graduate student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is a 2016 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual Meeting of SAA and the Council of State Archivists in Atlanta, July 31–August 6.
The award recognizes minority graduate students of African, Asian, Latino, or Native American descent who, through scholastic achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of SAA. Continue reading
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 is rare to be invited to a party that celebrates education. It is even more amazing to see school librarianship being honored equally as educators of other core disciplines. I am humbled and grateful to have had this experience to represent all school librarians at this monumental celebration.” Continue reading
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 profession and tireless advocates for libraries as centers of excellence. They were presented with framed certificates of recognition at the HASL conference. In addition, their names were added to a perpetual Golden Key Koa Bowl. Continue reading