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.

Reference Assistance at Sinclair Library

Serving at the reference table in Sinclair Library, May 2013, Finals Week with Danielle Todd, organizer. At the end of each academic semester, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Sinclair Library partners with [...]

Collection Development Workshop: Selecting Materials for the island of Yap, Yap Public Library

On Saturday, November 16, 2013  at the University of Hawai’i Hamilton Library, I participated in a hands-on collection development workshop with several other UHM ALA student chapter members. We assisted several UHM Pacific Collections librarians by [...]

Teaching Technology: Basic HTML & ePortfolio Workshop

Yesterday afternoon, I was happy to see that there were several students from the University of Hawai’i Library and Information Science program who came out to the UHM Hamilton Library to participate in a free workshop [...]

Hawai’i State Archives Volunteer

Last Friday, I interviewed for a volunteer position at the Hawai’i State Archives and was given the job! I will begin working on Friday, November 8th and will be able to dedicate 4 hours each [...]

2013 Chinatown Scrub Down

“HPU student Drew Cook sweeps while UH volunteer Kimberly Jackson cleans along Pauahi Street.” Photo by: Dennis Oda, Doda@staradvertiser.com On Saturday, October 19, 2013, I joined about 130 other volunteers to help cleanup Chinatown in Honolulu, [...]

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