Jennifer Losalio has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Friends of the Libraries, Kona, to continue her LIS education. Jennifer just completed her second year in the MLISc program. She was recently hired as a Library Technician V at Kailua-Kona Public Library. In her new position, she says she is “enjoying familiarizing patrons with our print and electronic resources, assisting the branch manager with developing the adult collection, and assisting branch librarians with programming.” Jennifer hopes to use her degree to become a youth services librarian with the Hawaii State Public Library System.
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.