Shelley Lau, an LIS alumna, was awarded the 2022 Golden Key Award by the Hawaii Association of School Librarians. The Golden Key Award recognizes school librarians who have provided exemplary service to the profession. She was presented with a framed certificate of recognition at the HASL spring social on April 23.
Lau was nominated by Betty Arai, librarian at Mililani High School. In her nomination, Betty wrote:
Shelley has mentored and inspired so many librarians throughout her career. She exemplifies 21st century library skills and her schoolwide literacy programs highlight the value of having a certified school librarian. Her schoolwide literacy programs highlight the value of having a certified school librarian. Her lesson plans are the best that I’ve ever seen. I am also so inspired by her workshops that she leads at numerous past HASL conferences which help to elevate our profession. Thankful to know someone as dedicated and knowledgeable as her in the field.
In addition to supporting HASL, Lau has been an invaluable resource for preparing Hawaii’s future school librarians. She has visited several LIS courses to share insights about her role as an elementary school librarian, and has been a cooperating librarian for LIS students completing their school library practicum. We thank Shelley for her support of the LIS program at UH Manoa and are delighted to hear about her recognition as the 2022 Golden Key Award recipient.