LIS alumna Christin Lozano’s children’s book

Christin Lozano, class of 2006, has authored a children’s book titled Island Toes. Christin is also an HSPLS librarian at Kaimuki Public Library. Congrats! From the publisher’s site: What kinds of experiences do toes have in the islands? What places do one’s toes take them? On an island, one can expect to see plenty of toes! […]


Kurahara & Young Honored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation

Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young, LIS alumnae, who have been long-time volunteers of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) and former school librarians, received the prestigious Frank Haines Award presented by the Hawaii Historic Hawai‘i Foundation in recognition of their lifetime commitment to preserving Hawai‘i’s heritage. The award was presented on May 27, 2016, […]


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 […]


Gailyn Bopp Receives Award from SAA

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 […]


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 […]