Executive Board 2020


We’d like to personally welcome you to the American Library Association Student Chapter at the University of Hawaii at Manoa! We are the current, Fall 2020, Executive Board members! Please let us know if we can help you in any way!

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Stephanie Robertson


Stephanie Robertson is a second-semester student in the LIS program at UHM. She has been teaching as Adjunct Faculty at BYU-Hawaii since 2009 and has an MA in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric. She is interested in Open Educational Resources and is taking courses on the Academic Librarianship track at UHM in the hopes of working full-time as an Academic Librarian at a University upon graduating in Summer 2021. Currently, she has a Research Editorial Assistantship for The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion as a Shaw Award Fellow. She is also serving as Webmaster in the Special Libraries Association student chapter and President in the American Library Association student chapter. Stephanie is a mother of four, wife of a Social Work Ph.D. student, Netflix binge-watcher, and a yogi.

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Jade Sunouchi

Vice President

Jade Sunouchi teaches English composition at UH West O‘ahu and has been a Faculty Senate lecturer representative and authentic assessment (writing placement) consultant. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in English, with a concentration in creative writing, at UH Mānoa. Her poems have appeared in Trout 14, Tinfish 20, Hawai‘i Review, and Vice-Versa. Jade is also a UH Mānoa Library and Information Science graduate student focused on academic librarianship and serves on the board of the American Library Association Student Chapter. She lives in Honolulu with her partner, plushie family, and plants.

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Brianna Nakano


Brianna is currently a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. She will be graduating in Fall 2021 and is focusing on the Asian Studies Librarianship track, with an interest in cataloging. Brianna has a background in Art History and Interface/Print Design. Currently, she works as a Technical Services Assistant at the UHM Law Library. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, studying Japanese, and learning about her Okinawan/Uchinanchu heritage.

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Phuong Nguyen


Phuong Nguyen is in her third semester at the LIS Program. She graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a BA in history with a focus on the United States along with a minor in Japanese. Her interests include gaming, reading, and watching television shows.

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Michelle Ann Carino


Michelle is a part-time LIS student on the Informatics track with an interest in human-computer interaction. Full-time, she works as a user interface designer at the College of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Prior to working at the university, she worked with non-profit organizations, with ad and design agencies, and in-house. She studied graphic design and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor in Fine Art.