Volunteer 2018-03-10T12:39:59+00:00

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Serving my community has been a focal point for most of my life. My volunteer service varies widely in areas such as librarianship, archives, museums, digital collections, photography, audio and video production, walks/runs for cancer research, website design and marketing for non-profits, visiting the elderly, outreach events and more.

GIVING BACK TO MY COMMUNITY

Giving back to my community allows me to help others, learn more about myself, connect with people and use my professional skills to help local organizations and collections.

My volunteerships include working with digital assets for the Natural History Museum Los Angeles County online collections; accessioning print archival records for the Hawaii State Archives; digitizing herbarium plant specimen for the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI to provide access for global research; photography and website design for non-profit organizations at Universities and churches; assisting in community outreach programs such as Beach Streets and Summer Reading programs through the Long Beach Public Library and as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, create metadata for digital collections made available online through the DAR library.

Riding the LBPL book bike and handing out books at the 2016 Beach Streets event. May 2016.

MISSION & VISION

To be engaged in my community by using my professional skills and enthusiasm to provide volunteer assistance to local non-profit organizations.

Processing Archival Collections @ HSA

While working as a volunteer at the Hawaii State Archives, I processed approximately thirteen (13) linear feet of the Administrative Rules collection so that it could be accessed by the public. This included re-housing to archival folders and boxes, labeling in pencil, removing all metal clips, staples and binders to prevent further rust, inputting descriptive metadata into a spreadsheet ingestion into the holdings database. I also created an informational video which highlights the archive, its holdings and provides basic user instructions on accessing records online and in person.

Peace Corps Training Collection @ UHM

For the University of Hawai’i Archives, I created a print timeline of depicting deployments and a digital video highlighting still images from the Peace Corps Training collection, which is being housed and maintained at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Archive. These creations were used at the donor reception held at Hamilton Library on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Thank you to the Hawai’i State Archive

Last day at the Hawai'i State Archive (September 2014). I'm so grateful to have spent the last 10 months working as a volunteer at the Hawai'i State Archive and am sad to say [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|Categories: Archives & Special Collections, Latest News, Volunteer Work|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ALAsc Re-Shelving Project @ Hamilton Library

Jan Sung, Librarian and Head of Access Services gives us some last minute instructions in the stacks before we break up and get to work. 2014 © Kimberly JacksonLast semester, Hamilton Library experienced some construction and [...]

By | April 27th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Professional Development, Volunteer Work|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Update: New Login Screen for Voyager Complete!

In October 2013, I posted about serving as a student representative on the WebVoyage Committee and volunteering to complete a survey and to create mockups for the UH Voyager login screen. I am happy to announce [...]

By | April 24th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Professional Development, Systems & Design, Volunteer Work|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Preservation Week at UHM

Every semester at the University of Hawai'i, the students in the Library and Information Sciences program who are focusing on archives and special collections get a chance to take their skills and knowledge out into [...]

UHM Rare Book Collection Website

In January 2015 I wrote an extensive post about the University of Hawai'i Rare Book Collection website and informational videos that I was developing in order to assist the collection with outreach. The site has now been [...]

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 [...]

By | March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Awards & Grants, Latest News, Volunteer Work|Tags: , , |0 Comments