Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service

LOTY/EIS

N O M I N A T E

YOUR FAVORITE LIBRARIAN AND/OR 

STAFF PERSON FOR 2014

 

Tell us about a librarian or staff person who is passionate about libraries, offers helpful suggestions, and provides excellent customer service.

 

Eligiblity:  Nominees for the Librarian of the Year Award and Excellence in Service Award must be current permanent employees of the Hawai'i State Public Library System for a minimum of four years (including work as emergency hires or substitutes). Librarian of the Year nominees must have a Master of Library Science degree. Previous winners and HSPLS retirees are not eligible.


Previous Winners: 

 

LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR WINNERS

1997 Denise Jacobson, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Hawai‘i

1998 Dave Del Rocco, Hawai'i State Library, O‘ahu

1999 Dawn Shibano, Bond Memorial Public Library, Hawai‘i

2000 Sri TenCate, Moloka‘i Public Library, Moloka‘i

2001 Arlene Ching, Mililani Public Library, O‘ahu

2002 Tim Littlejohn, Waialua Public Library, O‘ahu

2003 Richard Burns, Kapolei Public Library, O‘ahu

2004 Wendi Woodstrup, Mililani Public Library, O‘ahu

2005 Mary Ann Collignon, Kapolei Public Library, O‘ahu

2006 Claudine Fujii, Hilo Public Library, Hawai‘i

2007 Kathleen Ageton, Kihei Public Library, Hawai‘i

2008 Stacie Kanno, Kapolei Public Library, O‘ahu

2009 Gabrielle Casart, Laupahoehoe P & S Library, Hawai‘i

2010 Frances Corcoran, Kahuku Public & School Library, O‘ahu

2011 Karen Ikemoto, Hanapepe Public Library, Kaua‘i

2012 Patrick McNally, Hawai'i State Library, O‘ahu

2013 Christel Collins, Mānoa Public Library, O‘ahu

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE WINNERS
2006 Melissa Jordan, Kapolei Public Library, O‘ahu

         Jennifer Relacion, Princeville Public Library, Kaua‘i

         Sheri Akuna, Makawao Public Library, Maui

2007 Lisa Cabudol, Na‘alehu Public Library, Hawai‘i

         Lawrence Nihoa, Kapolei Public Library, O‘ahu

         Debra Wong Yuen, Pahala P & S Library, Hawai'i

2008 Irene Pavao, Hana Public Library, Maui
        Sherlene Rosario, Na‘alehu Public Library, Hawai‘i

2009 Barbara Gambsky, Mountain View P & S Library, Hawai‘i
        Marjorie Akita, Hanapepe Public Library, Kaua‘i
        Lorna Lau, Library for the Blind &

         Physically Handicapped, O‘ahu

2010 Jean Ann Flaherty, Princeville Public Library, Kaua‘i
        Irmagard Pickard, Pearl City Public Library, O‘ahu

2011 Teri King-Agan, Kea‘au Public & School Library, Hawai'i
        Rofina Rivera, ‘Ewa Beach Public & School Library, O‘ahu
        Randy Sotsuda, Kaimuki Public Library, O‘ahu

2012 Berry Andelin, Mānoa Public Library, O‘ahu

2013 Edwin Kamikawa, Library Development Services Section, O‘ahu

 

 

THE AWARDS

The names of the winners will be exhibited on perpetual plaques displayed at the Hawai'i State Library. Winners of the Public Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service Awards will receive for their library branches gift certificates from Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i.


Click below to NOMINATE NOW!

Librarian of the Year/Excellence In Service Nomination Form

Awards

Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i honors librarians, library employees, volunteers, and legislators who selflessly go above and beyond to improve our library system. These individuals provide exemplary service, countless hours of time and energy, and community support for our libraries.

The LOTY & EIS (Librarian Of The Year & Excellence In Service) Awards recognize Hawai‘i State Public Library System (HSPLS) Librarians and Employees who are outstanding staff members. These individuals are nominated by the public and then intervied and chosen by the FLH LOTY/EIS Committee. These awards are presented each February at the FLH Annual Meeting at the Hawai‘i State Library. Do you know an HSPLS staff member who deserves to be recognized?

Submit Your Nomination!

The Mahalo Award is presented to a Hawai‘i State Legislator who has shown considerable support for the Hawai‘i State public libraries in the previous year and/or throughout their career. This award is presented often and is presented at the FLH "Legislative Breakfast."

The FLH Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to at least one volunteer each year who has dedicated years of their time and energy to furthering the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i's mission. These year-round volunteers support the Hawai‘i public libraries through their efforts for the FLH Booksales, programs, and the organization as a whole. Mahalo to all FLH volunteers without whom we could not exist.

2012 Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service

 
Congratulations to our 2012 Winners!
 
(From left:  Iris Wiley, FLH Volunteer of the Year; Patrick McNally, Librarian of the Year; and Berry Andelin, Excellence in Service)
 
Our 2012 winners were announced at the FLH Annual Meeting on February 21, 2013 at the
Hawai‘i State LibraryThe meeting took place from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m in the library lobby.
 
Librarian of the Year (LOTY) - Patrick McNally - Hawai‘i & Pacific Section - Hawai‘i State Library
Excellence in Service (EIS) - Berry Andelin - Library Assistant - Mānoa Public Library
FLH Volunteer of the Year - Iris Wiley - Former FLH President and Volunteer for over 20 years.

Aside from the exciting announcements of the 2012 awardees, the new slate of Officers nominated for the FLH Board of Directors was presented and voted on. There were greetings from the State Librarian, Richard Burns, and the FLH President, Ret. Judge Allene Suemori. The delicious buffet dinner was catered by Poke Stop.
 
 

2011 Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 2011 Winners!


 
PHOTO Front Row (left to right):  Karen Ikemoto, 2011 Librarian of the Year, Excellence in Service Awardees Randy SotsudaRofina Rivera, and Teri King-Agan are joined in the celebration by - Second Row (left to right): State Librarian Richard Burns and Friends of the Library of Hawaii Executive Director Byrde Cestare, and Sally Harper and Marcia Gross of the LOTY-EIS Committee.

2010 Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service

Congratulations to our 2010 Winners!

Librarian of the Year - Frances Corcoran, Kahuku Public & School Library

Excellence in Service:    

Irmagard Pickard, Pearl City Public Library


Jean Ann Flaherty, Princeville Public LIbrary

The Public Librarian of the Year (LOTY) Award and the Excellence in Service (EIS) Award, presented by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, honor an outstanding librarian and staff persons.

Nominations are submitted by library patrons. The nomination form can be found in your local library. On the form, patrons are asked to describe what makes each nominee stand out. For the Librarian of the Year, the nominee must stand out amongst the many dedicated librarians through the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. The Excellence in Service nominees are among the public library support service employees who brighten your day and exhibit exemplary service.

 


 The winners are chosen by a LOTY/EIS Committee made up of FLH volunteers. These dedicated volunteers compile nominations and conduct interviews of all  candidates over a period of months. In the end, one Librarian of the Year and two Excellence in Service Award winners are chosen. The awardees are presented with  their awards and funds for their library branch at the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i Annual Meeting, held in February each year. 

 Eligibility:  Nominees for the Librarian of the Year Award and Excellence in  Service Award must be current, permanent employees of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System for a minimum of four (4) years (including work as emergency hires or substitutes). Librarian of the Year nominees must have a Masters of Library Science degree. Previous winners and HSPLS retirees are not elgible. Click here to download the NOMINATION FORM

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