PROJECTS & AWARDS
Broadway High School Archives
For my MLIS capstone project, I completed a comprehensive assessment of the Broadway High School Archives including school years (1902-1946) and alumni/reunion activities (1946-2014). This Included extensible processing, recommendations for best practices in the preservation of materials, research into grant funding to seed sustained preservation and outreach activities, discussions with potential stakeholders, and drafting a Memorandum of Understanding between those stakeholders. All activities were performed as part of a 4-person team responsible for all parts of the project.
Recipient of a UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarship
Award based on an essay describing my work to change the name of a UW Tacoma Library section containing contemporary Coast Salish cultural activities from "Local History" to "Pacific Northwest Collection."
Related graduate coursework:
Indigenous systems of knowledge
Indigenous art is Indigenous knowledge
Multicultural resources for youth
Cross-cultural approaches to leadership
Construction of indexing languages
Creation of a Tlingit art thesaurus
Study abroad in Aotearoa/New Zealand & Australia
Considerations of Indigenous youth literacy
I am a white Tlingit woman who has always been able to meet basic needs. As a result, I am allowed to participate in the dominant American culture and I have used this privilege to obtain a world-class education to position myself for a lifelong career in information services.
This puts me in a unique position to amplify the voices of Indigenous people and seek our representation among information-seeking practices.
Study Abroad: iSchool Netherlands
I traveled to the Netherlands with a UW iSchool class and instructors to examine innovations in libraries, museums, and information systems. Here is my blog.
Engaging Children with Literacy
I also got to exercise my understanding of multicultural resources for youth when Sound Outreach hosted Project Homeless Connect in October 2017 in Tacoma, Washington, to provide services that address human basic needs. I created a read-aloud project to read to young children at the event, to nurture future readership and literacy.
Dignity Before Detention
I co-founded DBD with an interdisciplinary group of Washington State University students in 2016 to advocate for enhancements to probation systems to protect the rights of the economically underprivileged in the United States. We presented case studies and recommendations to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, contributing to their official report in July 2017.
WSU Global Campus news: Student wins contest, trip to Geneva
Files and links related to debtors' prison
Left to right: Kasey Markland, Kari Whitney, Margaret Wyckoff, and Maddy Hunter of Dignity Before Detention prepare to meet with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in Geneva, Switzerland, November 2016. Not pictured: Kiana Yektansani.
Photo credit: Ken Faunce
Database Creation & Administration
2018 Created thesaurus for Tlingit art for coursework toward my UW iSchool MLIS
2017 Created digital cataloging, taxonomy, usage, and preservation documentation for Charles Wright Academy archives
2016 Created archiving procedures, Access database, documentation, and migration proposal for Sealaska's photographic collection
2014 Reviewed, revised, and consulted with Charles Wright Academy regarding use of HubSpot inbound marketing database
2011 Used Raiser's Edge, Auction Tracker, and GiveSmart to assist in development cultivation at Charles Wright Academy
2009 Became department knowledge base for use of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge donor database at Bellarmine Preparatory School
2007 Created database to track media and legal exhibits for MLS4owners.com
1999 Reconstructed eight years of donor data and implemented new database for Annie Wright Schools
1992 Trained in MS Access and management of defendant's exhibit database for Exxon Valdez litigation
1991 Built discipline database in BASIC for Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé
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NOURISH (formerly FISH Food Banks of Pierce County)
I love books (including books about books), organization (including organizing my books), scrapbooking (photos in books), and quilting (for which I have no books!):