LBPL Wins 2017 National Medal

I am proud to say that I work for the Long Beach Public Library, which was awarded the 2017 National Medal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is the highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate impactful programs and services and are known as catalysts for community change. Learn [...]

By |2017-06-23T10:53:50+00:00May 18th, 2017|Awards & Grants, Latest News, Outreach & Marketing|0 Comments

Mahalo to the Hawai‘i Library Association

I would like to convey a sincere mahalo nui loa to the Hawai‘i Library Association for awarding me with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. These funds will be applied toward my internship at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. this summer. HLA Scholarship applicants are judged on: Leadership potential (leadership in LIS [...]

Oahu Museum Volunteer Leaders (OMVOL)

To show their appreciation for my help and expertise and to recognize the work I have done to help as a museum volunteer leader, the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum has awarded me a month-long pass during the month of April to visit and enjoy the many wonderful museums on O‘ahu! In case you didn't know, April is National Volunteer [...]

By |2017-06-20T08:46:12+00:00April 8th, 2015|Awards & Grants, Latest News|0 Comments

iDigBio 2014: Geolocation, Digitization Modules and Crowdsourcing

Day three of the 2014 iDigBio Conference was held at Bishop Museum, and while many of us were ready for more information about digitization in Pacific collections, we were also exhausted from the overflow of new incoming knowledge. It was really nice to be able to hold the conference at Atherton Hale at [...]

iDigBio 2014: Thematic Collections Networks, Digitization and Keynote

Day two of the 2014 iDigBio Conference included a welcome from Gil Nelson, iDigBio’s digitizing specialist and professor at the Florida State University as well as an overview and logistics of the weeklong conference. iDigBio Conference, Day Two We then watched eight, 6-minute videos prepared by scholars, scientists and professionals from all [...]

iDigBio 2014: Data Modeling Workshop

On March 24, 2014, the first day of the 2014 iDigBio conference, I attended a Data Modeling workshop where I learned about developing aggregators (a fancy word for a website or program that collects related items of content and displays them or links to them). Aggregators store and curate information and pull primary data and images from the [...]

April: National Volunteer Month

Become a Virtual Volunteer! Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? This month, try to find ways to seek out imaginative ways to engage in your community! I'm sure you're probably thinking, "When do I have time in my schedule to volunteer?" I know that with work, school, and family it can be particularly [...]

By |2017-06-20T09:04:28+00:00March 23rd, 2014|Awards & Grants, Latest News, Volunteer Work|0 Comments

iDigBio Integrated Digitized Biocollections 2014 Workshop

I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to attend the 2014 DigBio biological collections digitization week-long workshops which are targeted to natural history collections specialists in Hawai‘i, Guam and other countries in the South Pacific. This year’s workshop is sponsored the East-West Center, Bishop Museum, University of Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Science Association. This [...]

2014 Association of Hawai‘i Archivists Annual Conference

On Saturday, February 15, 2014 I attended and presented my student poster, The Challenges of Conservation and Preservation in Hawai’i at the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists 2014 Annual Conference, which was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Mānoa Grand Ballroom on the island of Oahu. I was very lucky to be chosen for sponsorship [...]