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+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Awards & Grants, Latest News|0 Comments

Social Media & You: Marketing Yourself to Future Employers

Spring 2015 LIS 610 Class I am always very thankful to have a chance to speak to a group and help teach someone a new skill but today was particularly enjoyable! Dr. Noriko Asato, Professor for the University of Hawai'i Library and Information Science program kindly asked me to come speak to her LIS 610 Foundations of Information [...]

2014 Hawai’i Library Association Conference

I am so grateful to have been asked to speak at the 2014 Hawai'i Library Association Fall Conference was held on December 5 - 6, 2014 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.  This year's theme was Advocacy at Your Library: Opportunities, Challenges, and Innovations and I was asked to present on the social media success of the UHM LIS [...]

By | 2017-06-20T08:56:32+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Latest News, Professional Development, Volunteer Work|0 Comments

Lyon Arboretum Mobile App

Overview In February 2014, I began creating the Lyon Arboretum Digital Initiative Plan which included but was not limited to a website redesign, social media implementation and the creation of a mobile application. I am happy to announce that the mobile app is now available on the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon App stores! To download [...]

By | 2017-06-20T08:58:51+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Latest News, Outreach & Marketing, Systems & Design|0 Comments

Creating A Mobile App for A Non-Profit

Consultation and Creation In February 2014 when I consulted with Lyon Arboretum on what types of issues they were facing with their social media and technology platforms (see LADIP post dated July , 2014) I discovered that the main three problems they faced were as follows: Lack of control over the information on their website; Inability [...]

Lyon Arboretum Digital Initative

In February 2014 I began collaborating on a digital initiative project for the Lyon Arboretum (a research unit of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) with the UHM Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program in the capacity of the Museum Studies program graduate assistant as well as the Team Captain for the UHM LIS Web Team. The Issues [...]

Guide By Cell – UHM BFA Capstone Exhibit

As the Graduate Assistant for the UHM Museum Studies Program, I am able to be a part of many exciting exhibits in Hawai'i. One of our most recent projects was setting up a Guide By Cell dial-in interactive for the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Art Department's BFA Capstone Exhibit, Pause. For this project, I [...]