Congratulations to Jan Kamiya on being selected by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and co-sponsor Native Books Na Mea Hawaii as Librarian of the Year for 2015!
Jan is a graduate of the UHM LIS Program, an adjunct faculty member for LIS, and librarian at McCully – Moʻiliʻili public library.
She began her library career as a Library Assistant III at the Hawaii State Library after receiving her B.A. in English and a minor in Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her favorite LIS classes were Intellectual Freedom and the History of the Book. When not in librarian mode, Jan is a mezzo-soprano for the Hawaii Opera Theatre Chorus.