• Hawaiʻi State Senate


The Hawai‘i State Senate today recognized two outstanding librarians for their service to Hawai‘i’s public libraries on the floor of the Senate Chamber.

For the past 20 years, the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i has recognized librarians that provide exceptional service to Hawai‘i’s public libraries, while also embodying the qualities of dedication, enthusiasm and excellence in providing library services to the community.

Vicky Bowie is the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i’s 2016 Librarian of the Year. Bowie began as a librarian at the McCully-Mō‘ili‘ili Public Library in 2005, before moving to the Ewa Beach Public and School Library. She later became the Children’s Librarian at the Pearl City Public Library and was promoted to branch Manager in 2011. Under her supervision, the Pearl City Public Library expanded its reach in the community by providing numerous programs serving Keiki to Kūpuna. Bowie also coordinated general updates and renovations to the interior and exterior of the library—which has encompassed everything from reroofing the facility, to renovating and reopening the library’s meeting room.

Carleen Corpuz is the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Service Award given by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. She began her career at the Hilo Public Library as a Library Assistant in 1980, before becoming the Branch Manager and Librarian at Mountain View Public and School Library.

“Mountain View is one of the most economically challenged areas in our State. Services such as our Public Library are especially needed and appreciated,” said Senator Breene Harimoto, in his remarks honoring Corpuz.

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