2015 Sarah K. Vann Award Presented to Eleanor Kleiber

The ALAsc Spring 2015 Executive Board is honored to present Eleanor Kleiber with the 2015 Sarah K. Vann Award!

Dr. Sarah K. Vann was a professor emerita in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s LIS Program.  She dedicated her life to the LIS profession and helped to advance the field of librarianship.  It was in her honor that the ALAsc established the Sarah K. Vann Award in 2004.  For the past 10 years the Vann award has been presented to individuals who advance librarianship in Hawai‘i within the areas of intellectual freedom and international issues.

It is with great pleasure that we announce our 11th Vann award recipient, Eleanor Kleiber.  Eleanor was chosen for the Vann Award in recognition of her service to librarianship in Hawai‘i, especially from the perspective of Pacific and indigenous languages access.

In keeping with Dr. Vann’s vision of international librarianship, Eleanor has promoted a global perspective on serving indigenous communities from an international perspective and is working hard to make works in Pacific and indigenous languages more “discoverable.”

Sarah K. Vann Award 2015: See a photo and more in a feature on the UH Manoa website!

About the Sarah K. Vann Award

The  Sarah K. Vann Professional Service Award was created in 2004 to recognize library and/or information specialists or educators who embody the ideals and goals of librarianship as codified by the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, as demonstrated by their positive impact on the LIS profession in Hawaii. The award is named after late UH Manoa LIS Emeritus Professor Sarah K. Vann, who was an international leader on intellectual freedom, library history, international librarianship, and intellectual freedom.

Past Recipients

  • Dr. Loriene Roy, 2014
  • donna Bair-Mundy, 2013
  • Violet Harada, 2010
  • Karen Peacock, 2008
  • Andrew Wertheimer, 2007
  • Gail Morimoto, 2006
  • Lynn Davis, 2005
  • Rebecca Knuth, 2004
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