2021 Blair Award Recipients: Alita Charron and Phuong Nguyen

Alita Charron and Phuong Nguyen are the spring 2021 recipients of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. Completing […]

UHM LIS ALA-SC wins Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021

Out of 64 student chapters nationwide, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa American Library Association Student Chapter (ALA-SC) was named the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Student Chapter of the Year 2020-2021. Previously, ALA-SC was Student Chapter of the Year in 2006 and runner-up in 2004. The NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award […]

Diane Mokuau Named One of SLJ’s 2021 School Librarians of the Year

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate since 2002, has been selected as a 2021 School Librarian of the Year along with Amanda Jones, teacher librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Louisiana. This is the sixth year that School Library Journal has presented this award that is sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs. The […]

Halie Kerns Recognized with Blair Award

Halie Kerns was recognized as the Fall 2020 recipient of the Robert and Rita Blair Memorial Award. This coveted award is presented to graduating students who show special promise in providing library services to children and youth. The LIS faculty select awardees based on high academic standing and strong evidence of professional leadership. In her […]

Professor Wertheimer Finishes Decade on ALA and HLA Boards

Dr. Andrew Wertheimer is stepping down as ALA Councilor after a decade of service as an ambassador between the ALA Council and Hawaiʻi Library Association. During this time he’s tried to encourage HLA to keep working with students, including the appointment of a student representative on the board. He’s also worked with other leaders to […]

Dr. Sutherland presents ICHORA 2020 Keynote (Video Available until 11/16)

Our own Dr. Tonia Sutherland recently presented the keynote for the 2020 International Conference on the History Of Records & Archives (ICHORA), entitled “Data, Death, and Dignity: Reflections on Archives and the Digital Afterlife.” You can now view this phenomenal presentation on YouTube until Nov. 16 (link above). The YouTube playlist (the entirety of which […]