Hawaii Volcanoes National Park archivist elected to national committee
Helen Wong Smith, archivist for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Certified Archivists for a two-year term.
The academy is a national independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Individual members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined professional standards. Archivists can become certified only by meeting educational and experience requirements and passing the archival certification examination. Individual members demonstrate continuing professional commitment that goes beyond education and experience.
Wong Smith holds a masters of library and information science and is the lead archivist for a multi-year backlog cataloging project for all national parks in the Pacific Island Network, including Haleakala National Park, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, and parks in American Samoa, Guam and Saipan.
Wong Smith has been a certified archivist since 2001. She has been a member of the Committee on Education and the Nominating Committee for the Society of American Archivists, and has served twice as the president of the Association of Hawaii Archivists.
Mamalahoa Highway heritage corridor meeting Tuesday
Residents, business and property owners along the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor are invited to attend a management plan meeting on Tuesday at the Holuakoa Cafe in Holualoa.
Pulama ia Kona Heritage Preservation Council, sponsor of the heritage corridor, will present its management plan during the one-hour meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. The meeting will also be an opportunity for community members to express their thoughts and seek clarifications regarding the plan.
Questions should be directed to Tomoe Nimori at 329-3058.
Breast cancer support group meets Tuesday
The breast cancer support group that meets at Teshima’s Restaurant will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
People newly diagnosed with breast cancer and survivors are welcome, as well as interested caregivers and supportive family members.
For more information, call Shirley at 323-2732.