2016 Sarah K. Vann Award Nominations Are Open!

Hello everyone!

Nominations for the twelfth annual Sarah K. Vann award are open until March 8th 25th!  See our email for all the details and check out the new Sarah K. Vann Award page for more info about Dr. Vann, the award, and past recipients!

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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

Sarah K. Vann Award Presented to Dr. Roy

The ALAsc Executive Board is honored to present Dr. Loriene Roy with the 2014 Sarah K. Vann Award. This is the tenth year we have given the award, but will be the first time we have given it to someone who lives outside of Hawai‘i. The award is presented to people who advance librarianship in Hawai‘i within the areas of intellectual freedom and international issues. Dr. Roy was nominated for the Vann Award in recognition of her service to librarianship in Hawai‘i, especially from the perspective of international librarianship, as well as her encouragement of librarianship grounded in serving the indigenous peoples of Hawai‘i.

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

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

Nominations Open for the Sarah K. Vann Award 2014!

Nominations Open for the Sarah K. Vann Award 2014!

The University of Hawaii at Manoa American Library Association Student Chapter (ALAsc) Executive Board is pleased to call for nominations for its tenth annual Sarah K. Vann Professional Service award. The award recognizes Hawaii librarians, information specialists, and LIS educators who embody the ideals and goals of librarianship as codified by the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.

Preference will be given to individuals who have positively impacted librarianship in Hawaii in terms of intellectual freedom, advocacy for libraries and librarians, professional education, and international relations.

All ALAsc members are encouraged to submit written nominations via this nomination form (or in the form above). You may submit more than one nomination (just follow the “submit another response” link after you submit your first nomination). The form must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Nominations should include a brief letter explaining why the candidate is worthy of such recognition, with specific reference to professional service.

The ALA-SC Executive Board will vote on all submissions. The Sarah K. Vann Professional Service Award was established in 2004. The award comes with a certificate and a complimentary dinner at the Hui Dui Spring Graduation Dinner.