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Indigenous Representation

Through research, action, and personal passion, I advocate for Indigenous representation in professional and personal life, and to use and teach culturally-sustaining information literacy practices.​

  • Created library guides to support faculty and student research.

  • Successfully lobbied to change the name of a UW Tacoma Library collection containing contemporary Coast Salish cultural activities from "Local History" to "Pacific Northwest Collection."

  • Ongoing incorporation of Native-oriented topics when demonstrating research tools and techniques.

  • Graduate school indexing for a Tlingit art thesaurus

Kari is a citizen of the Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska.

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Food Rescue

In the summer of 2020, I became involved with Food is Free Tacoma, promoting and distributing "food rescue" from grocery stores, restaurants, and food banks--food that would otherwise be thrown away! I also built a food-sharing table for my neighborhood, which I continue to manage as community members fill and take from it every day.

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Children's Literature

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

Earlier that same year, I created a read-aloud project for young children at a homelessness support event in Tacoma.

I now actively work on collection development (adding and removing) for the Early Childhood Education collection at the Pierce College Library, focusing on Native lifeways and imagery, and on diverse representation.

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Archives & Records

  • 2019 assessment for Broadway High School Archives at Seattle Central College

  • 2017 organization, preservation, and documentation of Charles Wright Academy archives

  • 2016 organization and documentation of Sealaska corporate photographic collection


Human Rights

In 2016, I was part of an interdisciplinary group of Washington State University students researching 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 News: Students win WSU’s sixth annual Global Case Competition



  • 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

  • 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: Kalé



I love books (including books about books), organization (including organizing my books), scrapbooking (photos in books), and quilting:


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