LIS Alumnae Receive HASL Golden Key Awards

Colte-MokuauDiane 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 profession and tireless advocates for libraries as centers of excellence. They were presented with framed certificates of recognition at the HASL conference. In addition, their names were added to a perpetual Golden Key Koa Bowl. Continue reading

Dr. Gazan receives IMLS Grant

Rich_Gazan-2015-300x300Dr. 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 with the quality assessment standards of librarians and other information professionals can enhance the experience of students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Continue reading

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 additional $600 for travel. Continue reading