We are grateful to Shirley Loo for establishing a new scholarship for students enrolled in the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! Initially funded with $52K, the purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.) to students who are residents of the State of Hawai‘i, and who demonstrate both financial need and outstanding academic merit.
From her American Library Association bio, Shirley Loo has been a librarian in the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress for over a quarter of a century. She served as President of the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) from 1989-1990 and she is currently co-chair of the Student Financial Assistance Committee and one of three elected Directors on the DCLA Board. She was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award in 1991 and the Community Service Award in 2002. She was chair of the Melvil Dewey Jury for 2002-2003 and is now serving on the Lippincott Jury. She served as President of the Federal Librarians Round Table and received the FLRT Distinguished Service Award in 1999 for her many contributions to the round table.