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

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+00:00December 9th, 2014|Latest News, Professional Development, Volunteer Work|0 Comments

Creating Audio for the Binding & Looping Exhibition

Overview As the graduate assistant for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Museum Studies Graduate Certificate program, I am able to participate in helping other units at the university and local galleries with various aspects of their exhibitions through the supervision of the program Director, Dr. Karen Kosasa. During the month of September 2014, I assisted the University [...]

Service project at the Provincial Archives of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts

Image Credit: Boy Scout troop on the Catholic Mission grounds in Honolulu July 1912 (Photo courtesy of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts U.S. Province)On Saturday, November 22, 2014 I joined some fellow students with the Society of American Archivists student chapter to complete a service project for the Provincial Archives of the Congregation of the [...]

Hawai’i State Record Management Center

Today I joined some of my classmates from LIS 652, Introduction to Archival Management on a tour of the State of Hawai'i Record Center lead by Carol Silva, Records Manager for the State of Hawai'i. We had a wonderful time learning about how the center obtains, processes, preserves and stores the materials received by the various State [...]

By |2017-06-20T08:59:51+00:00July 31st, 2014|Latest News, Professional Development|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 [...]