August 25, 2012 on 11:36 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

The Friends of the Library Kona (F.O.L.K.S.) awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to Big Island students pursuing their degree in the LIS Program. Congratulations to Joy Holland, Mara Paio, and Annemarie Aweau, who were the recipients.

This new scholarship targets Big Island students based on their academic excellence, personal achievements, references, and financial need. More information about the scholarship is available on the organization’s web site at


August 25, 2012 on 11:33 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

Congratulations to the following students, who received Friends of the Library of Hawaii scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year. The amounts ranged from $1500 to $2800.

Nicolita Garces
Charity Hayashi
Stephanie Kawamura
Joshua Mika
Daphne Miyashiro
Mara Paio
Jaclyn Parrott
Caitlin Ramirez
Barbara Trecker

In addition, an award of $1,000 from the Friends of the Library at Hilo was awarded to a Big Island student, Mara Paio.

Sarah K. Vann memorial gathering

August 20, 2012 on 9:42 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

On August 8, 2012 thirty friends and former colleagues gathered at Chaminade’s Sullivan Library to celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Sarah K. Vann. Dr. Vann had requested a cocktail party rather than a memorial service, and there was music, champagne and martinis, elegant food, photos, and heartfelt tributes to her sparkling personality and joie de vivre. She will be missed

–Rebecca Knuth

Photos were taken by Diane Nahl of friends gathered for the event.

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