UH Hilo archivist receives Agnes C. Conrad AwardUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Helen Wong Smith, Hawaiian collection librarian and archivist for the Edwin H. Mookini Library at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo was awarded the Agnes C. Conrad Award at the annual conference of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists in March. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the archives profession in Hawaiʻi and is named after the Hawaiʻi State Archivist Emeritus, the first awardee. Wong Smith is the third recipient of the biennial award.
A Certified Archivist and graudate of UH Mānoa's School of Library and Information Studies (1991) Wong Smith has long promoted professional development opportunities in the islands. She arranged for the first cohort of qualified archivists to take the certification exam in Honolulu and disseminates training she has received on the mainland with local colleagues and communities.
Wong Smith has twice served as president of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists and currently sits on the Committee on Education for the Society of American Archivists. She will present for the third time at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists to be held in Austin, Texas this August.
For more information, visit: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~wertheim/AHA/Conrad.html