Wrayna Fairchild and Ruth Pukahi, both students of UH Library & Information Sciences program, received $500 scholarships from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians (HASL) to help pay for their graduate expenses. The official announcements were made at the HASL conference on April 30, 2016, by Sherry Rose, HASL president. Continue reading
Dr. Rich Gazan was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for the project “Online Q&A in STEM Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd.” The project received $491,973.00 in funding.
In partnership with Chirag Shah at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, the three-year project will investigate how combining crowdsourced information with the quality assessment standards of librarians and other information professionals can enhance the experience of students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Continue reading
Allyson Ota and Keala Richard have been awarded stipends through the Smithsonian Minority Awards Program to participate in a summer program for interns. The program runs from June 6 through August 12, 40 hours each week, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The awards pay the interns $6000 for the ten-week program with an additional $600 for travel. Continue reading
Vanessa Irvin, M.S.L.S., Ed.D. of the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.
In its March 15, 2016 issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals across six categories, who are committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. In the “educators” category, Vanessa Irvin was selected because of her pioneering research, teaching, and promotion of urban literature in public libraries and for her leadership in convening the Street Literature Book Award Medal (2009-present). Her book, The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature won book awards from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association (ALA) and from the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.