LIS Student Ellen-Rae Cachola Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Congratulations to LIS student, Ellen-Rae Cachola! She has been selected as one of 15 Fellows for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Heritage, which seeks to enhance understandings of multicultural collections among professionals, local community members, and the broader public. In addition to being an LIS student, Ellen also works as […]

Congratulations to the HLA 2020 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to LIS student Minyoung Chung and LIS alumna Gailyn Bopp, winners of this year’s Hawaii Library Association Student and Professional Scholarships! This announcement would normally be made at the HLA Spring Meeting, but due to COVID-19 concerns, this year HLA has opted to share a short bio and information about the award for each […]

Vanda Moore Wins LIS Blair Award

Congratulations to Vanda Moore, the fall 2019 recipient 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 leadership. Vanda has served […]

Valerie Shaindlin Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Fall 2018 semester LIS student Valerie Shaindlin on her successful thesis defense! Title Ruth Horie: An Oral History Biography and Feminist Analysis Abstract This thesis is an oral history biography of Ruth Horie (1950- ), a Japanese American librarian in Honolulu, Hawai‘i whose work centered mainly on preserving and providing access to Native […]

Laila Brown Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Fall 2018 semester LIS student Laila Brown on her successful thesis defense! Title Enacting Critical Feminist Librarianship: Examining LIS Book Clubs as a Means of Collaborative Inquiry and Professional Value Formation Abstract This master’s thesis presents an examination of the meaning and significance of dialogic exploration of texts in book club settings among […]

Gailyn Bopp Receives Award from SAA

Gailyn Lehuanani Bopp, a graduate student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is a 2016 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual Meeting of SAA and the Council of State Archivists in […]