Congratulations to Minyoung Chung and Gailyn Bopp, winners of this year's Hawaii Library Association Student and Professional Scholarships! Thank you to all of the applicants in this competitive process - all were strong submissions. This announcement would normally be made at the HLA Spring Meeting; this year we are sharing a short bio and information about the award for each recipient online:
Student Scholarship: Minyoung Chung - awarded $1,000.00 and a one year membership to HLA for free.
During my undergraduate studies, I majored in both psychology and library information science at the Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea. Through the Korea Foundation, I completed a fellowship at the Center for Korean Studies at UH Mānoa in 2018. Currently, I am in my second semester in the LIS program at UH Mānoa with a focus in academic/archival tracks and now I am doing an internship with the Government documents collection. As a member of HLA, I recently presented about the North Korean Collection at UH Mānoa at the recent HLA conference in Kauai. I am now working on a North Korean special collections project to increase accessibility by putting them into an institutional repository. I believe the way in which records are preserved, searched for, used, shared and published shapes our memory of the dynamics of culture and history. I am passionate about ensuring the accessibility to materials, service, and community to help create a diverse environment of information with responsibility and ethics of care.
Professional Scholarship: Gailyn Bopp - awarded $499 to attend the Exhibits Fundamentals online course through the Northern States Conservation Center, from October 5 to November 13, 2020.
Gailyn Bopp works as Associate Archivist for the BYU-Hawai`i JFS Library Archives & Special Collections, and as Assistant Professor of Theatre in the BYUH Faculty of Language, Culture, and the Performing Arts. She is a proud alumna of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa LIS program, graduating with a certificate in Archival Studies. Gailyn enjoys theatrical performance, exhibit curation, and traditional Hawaiian craft. She currently serves as President-elect of the Association of Hawai`i Archivists.
Mahalo nui to the HLA Scholarship Committee for administering these scholarships.