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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fairchild and Pukahi Win 2016 HASL Scholarships

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.

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Dr. Gazan receives IMLS Grant

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 […]

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LIS Students Receive Smithsonian Internships

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 […]

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Dr. Irvin is a LJ 2016 Mover and Shaker!

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 […]