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LIS Alumna Shelley Lau Awarded 2022 HASL Golden Key Award

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 […]

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LIS Alumna Kelly McDermott Wins Outstanding Paper Award at Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference

Congratulations to LIS alumna Kelly McDermott, who won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Teaching, Colleges & Community 2022 Worldwide Conference. Her paper, Beyond Content Knowledge: Best Approaches to Improve Student Application of Information Literacy Instruction, highlighted instructional approaches to improve students’ application of information literacy skills using quantitative and qualitive data sets. The article will […]

LIS Alumna Helen Wong-Smith Becomes SAA Vice-President

Text from UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/05/helen-wong-smith-elected-to-saa/ University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library Archivist Helen Wong Smith has been selected as vice president/president-elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the oldest and largest national organization of professional archivists in North America. She becomes the first person from Hawaiʻi to hold this position. She will begin her one-year term in August and will become SAA’s 78th president […]

LIS Alumna Wrayna Fairchild Receives $2K Voya Unsung Heroes Grant

Congratulations to our LIS alumna Wrayna Fairchild, who has recently received a $2K Voya Unsung Heroes grant for her converted STEM lab that “encourages collaboration and gives students the space they need to design innovative solutions to real-world problems.” We’re so proud of you! From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: A Honolulu STEM coordinator and coach at […]

Sidney Louie Receives Donald Peterson Student Travel Award from Society of American Archivists

Sidney Louie, a graduate student in the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Library and Information Science Program, is the 2021 recipient of the Donald Peterson Student Travel Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the […]

LIS Alumnus Wayde Oshiro Awarded Board of Regents Medal for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to LIS Alumnus & Leeward Community College Interim Learning Commons & Library Coordinator Wayde Oshiro! He is one of 15 recipients of the 2021 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Wayde Oshiro is an associate professor at Leeward CC where he serves as the interim learning commons and library coordinator. He is a collaborative leader who works hard […]