LIS alumna and adjunct faculty member Ruth Horie received a Lifetime Achievement Award from PIALA (Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums) at their 24th Annual Conference in November 2014 at Koror, Palau. Ruth helped advance an international partnership between the Hawaii Library Association and PIALA in 1998 when she was HLA Vice President. She has frequently presented at PIALA conferences, sharing cataloging expertise and encouraging colleagues in both organizations to strengthen the partnership. She taught introduction to cataloging for the LIS Program in 2009, has been an invited guest speaker in several LIS courses, and served as cataloging internship supervising librarian during 1994-2010. Horie retired from her position as Catalog Librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012. She volunteers at UHM, Bishop Museum, the Judiciary History Center, and Ulukau.