Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists 2019 Annual Meeting
Preserving Collections, Ensuring Access
February 15 - 16, 2019 (Fri - Sat)
Panel 2: Look Where?: Establishing Access Infrastructure Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:30am (15m) (global) - Georgina Tom, ‘Iolani School Archives
What does an archivist do when original order has been lost and archival structure is lacking? Organize!
Over the history of the ‘Iolani School Archives, much was dictated by inadequate storage spaces and environmental conditions prior to the construction of a proper archival facility in 2013. The collection also bore scars of multiple building relocations. It's been a four-year journey from Dewey to record groups and manuscript collections. The future is clear...er.
Georgina is currently Archivist at the ‘Iolani School Archives. Her previous work experience includes Reference Librarian at Hawai‘i Pacific University and Collections Technician at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. She is also a past board member of the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists. Georgina earned a graduate certificate in Museum Studies and a master of Library and Information Science with the departmental certificate in Archives and Special Collections from the University of Hawai‘i. She holds a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) through the Society of American Archivists. In addition, Georgina is a proud wife and mother of two.