2013 Hawaii Association of School Librarians Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations go out to Daphne Miyashiro who is this year's recipient of the Hawaii Association of School Librarians Scholarship. Daphne is currently employed as a student administrative assistant at Hamilton Library, and has been enrolled in the Library & Information Science program since Spring 2012. In the Fall of 2013 she will be doing her practicum at Farrington High School with Julie Tomomitsu. Recently, Daphne has been actively engaged in numerous library-related activities. She assisted Castle High School Library with their reading program, has volunteered at various Friends of the Library book sales, and is currently serving as treasurer for the Student Chapter of ALA. Congratulations, Daphne, on being this year's scholarship recipient!
This year's scholarship is particularly meaningful, as it was partly funded by donations made to H.A.S.L. in honor of Dr. Violet Harada upon her retirement.
2012 Hawaii Association of School Librarians Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations go out to Mara Paio and Jenny Yamamoto who are the 2012 recipients of the Hawaii Association of School Librarians Scholarships.
Mara is employed as a reading tutor at Kealakehe Elementary School on the Island of Hawaii and is serving as a cataloging intern in two National Park Service libraries. She plans to do her school library practicum at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy K-8 Library and earn her MLIS degree in December 2012.
A former Food Science and Nutrition teacher, Jenny is currently employed as the Senior Project Coordinator at Leilehua High School. In her position, Jenny collaborates with teachers, librarians, and students to bring rigor and relevance to the senior project research process. She expects to receive her MLIS degree in May 2013.
Congratulations Mara and Jenny! We hope to get the opportunity to meet you in person at our HASL Fall Conference on September 22!
2011 HASL Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations go out to Tamara Martinez who is the 2011 recipient of the Hawaii Association of School Librarians Scholarship. Tamara is a second year student in the Library & Information Sc-MLISc program. In the Fall of 2011, she will be doing her practicum at the Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School and Public Library, and expects to receive her Master's degree in the Spring of 2012. Besides maintaining an impressive 4.0 grade point average, Tamara fosters her passion for literacy by working as the Family Literacy Program Manager at Hawaii Literacy. Through this program, Tamara provides family literacy and library services to children at two Honolulu public housing sites, Mayor Wright Homes and Kuhio Park Terrace. Congratulations, Tamara, on being this year's scholarship recipient.
For other ALA scholarship opportunities, visit the ALA Scholarship Program