Michelle Colte is SLJ’S 2014 School Librarian of the Year

Michelle Colte, 2004 LIS alumni, has been selected 2014 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal. Michelle is school librarian at Hale Kula Elementary in Wahiawa. This prestigious award honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and exemplary use of 21st-century tools and services. Michelle received a $2,500 cash award and another […]

Blair Award Winners

Congratulations to Susan Davidson, Danielle Todd, and Katelyn Yoxtheimer, who are the spring 2014 recipients of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select the awardees based on their high academic standing […]

Dean Louie Promoted At UH Maui College

Dean Louie, a 2011 LIS alumnus, has received tenure as an assistant professor specializing in culinary arts at UH Maui College. He has also been appointed as the Internal Program Coordinator for the Maui Culinary Academy. His duties include teaching a course in purchasing and cost controls, balancing program finances for the Pa‘ina Facility, and […]

Akina and Yamamoto Win LIS Blair Awards

Johanna (Hana) Akina and Jenny Yamamoto are the fall 2013 recipients of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select the awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional […]

Dr. Asato Receives Social Science Research Council Grant

Dr. Asato received a $40,000 grant from the Social Research Council through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.  Dr. Asato will conduct comparative research on the Philosophy of Modern Public Libraries in Japan and the United States.  The grant allows Dr. Asato to conduct an onsite collaborative research with colleagues in the […]

Book on Librarians and Professional Development Receives National Recognition

Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers edited by Debbie Abilock, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet Harada, has been selected as the “2013 Best Professional Guide for School or Youth Librarians” by Library Media Connection (LMC) and the American Reference Books Annual (ARBA). Harada is a professor emeritus in the University Hawaii’s Library and Information Science Program, […]