Wilson Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to the following students, who received the H. W. Wilson scholarship for the spring 2013 semester:

  • Johanna Akina
  • Jaclyn Lee Parrott
  • Amy Steinbauer

The $1000 awards are made on the basis of high academic performance along with leadership and volunteer services.

SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference Winners

“Congratulations to Shavonn-haevyn Matsuda and Keahiahi Long on taking first place in SLA-ASIST’s Student Chapter Poster Mini-Conference with a prize of $100.00 for their poster “Conceptualizing a Hawaiian Digital Library.”  This session took place December 7 in the Heritage Reading Room at Sinclair Library.  All students from LIS, ICS, and CIS were welcome to present their research.  We would also like to acknowledge Christine Young who took second place along with Susan Davidson and Christina Shin who took third place.  Thank you to all who participated, to our advisers Dr. Gazan, Dr. Nahl, and Dr. Quiroga, to our adjudicators and to our board members who worked hard in sponsoring this event.  The posters will be displayed in the LIS Commons, and in the future on our website http://manoa.hawaii.edu/rio/sla/.”

JACLYN PARROTT WINS SLA POSTER CONTEST

Jaclyn Lee Parrott won the second annual Hawaiian Pacific Chapter of the Special Libraries Association Poster Competition. Parrot, who is president of SLA-ASIST Student Chapter, was invited to attend the HPC-SLA Annual Business Dinner on November 16, were she gave a brief presentation on her winning poster, titled “Theological Librarianship with a Focus on Theological Libraries in Oahu,” and accepted the $500 competition prize.

The HPC-SLA Poster Competition is open to all University of Hawaii at Manoa MLISc or CIS students, as well as students who have taken an LIS class, and is part of the organization’s efforts (along with the yearly Mentoring Mixer) to provide professionalizing experiences for new and aspiring librarians and information specialists.