PROJECTS & AWARDS

Capstone
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

Indigenous
Representation
Indigenous Representation
 
I am a 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.
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Children's
Literature
Studies in
Holland
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.
 
Coming soon: Case study of Dutch co-creation in youth cataloging at DOK Delft.
Children's
Services
Engaging Children with Literacy

While studying abroad in Australia in 2018, I created two storytimes for young children through the Read-a-Rama® program.

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.

WCC
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.
 
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Human
Rights
 

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

Databases
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 won the WSU Community Involvement Award and the Washington Campus Compact Presidents' Award for my interviews with local food bank clients.

 

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NOURISH
ASWSUG
Associated Students of Washington State University Global Campus | Senate

I was an elected senator for the Global Campus, leading the technology committee, chairing a face-to-face event for distance-learning students, and supporting Global Campus opportunities through social media. Read more about my activities.

Samples
Hobbies
Hobbies
 

I love books (including books about books), organization (including organizing my books), scrapbooking (photos in books), and quilting (for which I have no books!):

 

  • Connect with me on Goodreads

  • View a few of my crafts

  • Coming eventually: details about a $10K estate sale I organized and ran, and the annual $60K rummage sale I managed for a local school

This is a small sample of my activities and skills. Visit LinkedIn or contact me to learn more.​
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