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.
PIALA President Atarino Helieisar has been named the inaugural recepient of the Karen M. Peacock Memorial PIALA Scholarship Award. The new award provides up to $1,000 to a current PIALA member to help fund HLA Conference attendance.
Helieisar, the chief law librarian in Pohnpei, FSM, has been active in the library community in Micronesia. He will give a presentation called "Experiences with HLA: A Personal Story" at the 2011 HLA Conference.
The American Library Association and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. The meeting takes place Jan. 20 - 24, 2012, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.
Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500, and one of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.
Deadline for entry is Nov. 1; scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Dec. 12. To apply, candidates must complete the application criteria and submit an essay that addresses the following topic: "If you could change anything about your current workplace or job responsibilities, how would you position them to meet future needs?" Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.