Wilson Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the following students, who received the H. W. Wilson scholarship for the spring 2013 semester:

  • Johanna Akina
  • Jaclyn Lee Parrott
  • Amy Steinbauer

The $1000 awards are made on the basis of high academic performance along with leadership and volunteer services.

SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference Winners

“Congratulations to Shavonn-haevyn Matsuda and Keahiahi Long on taking first place in SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference with a prize of $100.00 for their poster “Conceptualizing a Hawaiian Digital Library.”  This session took place December 7 in the Heritage Reading Room at Sinclair Library.  All students from LIS, ICS, and CIS were welcome to present their research.  We would also like to acknowledge Christine Young who took second place along with Susan Davidson and Christina Shin who took third place.  Thank you to all who participated, to our advisers Dr. Gazan, Dr. Nahl, and Dr. Quiroga, to our adjudicators and to our board members who worked hard in sponsoring this event.  The posters will be displayed in the LIS Commons, and in the future on our website http://manoa.hawaii.edu/rio/sla/.”

VORNHOLT FUNDED FOR INSTITUTE ON VISUAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Sarah Vornholt received funding from the UHM Graduate Student Organization to attend the Summer Education Institute for Visual Resource Management at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, June 19 through 22. The GSO awarded Sarah $595 to cover the institute’s fee. The institute is being sponsored by the Visual Resource Association and the Art Library Society of North America.

In applying for the grant, Sarah emphasized that the LIS Program did not have courses directly related to visual resource management (digital images) and that knowledge in this field would improve her chances of obtaining a job as an art librarian. Sarah said, “I am grateful the GSO recognized the educational quality of this institute.”