Violet H. Harada

Violet H. Harada is professor emeritus at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where she coordinated the school library specialization for the Library and Information Science Program for 20 years. She has jointly authored and edited nine books and countless articles on the instructional role of school librarians as critical partners in learning with teachers. She has also shared her work at various state, national, and international conferences. Harada is the recipient of the national Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Librarians. She volunteers at the Japanese Cultural Center in creating stories from interviews for The Hawai‘i Herald.

Updated December 2023

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Honoring the Legacy – Warren Nishimoto

Warren Nishimoto retired in 2017 after 37 years as director of the Center for Oral History at the University of Hawai‘i. During the nearly four decades of his leadership, the Center produced over 850 interviews focusing on the working class in Hawai‘i. He is quick to acknowledge that the arduous and precise work of interviewing subjects and transcribing the interviews was spearheaded by master researcher and interviewer Michiko Kodama-Nishimoto, his wife, and longtime staffers Cynthia Oshiro, who transcribed the majority of the interviews, and interviewer and researcher Holly Ya…

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