Board of Directors

AHA Board of Directors

President-Elect 2017-2018
Ju Sun Yi
Ju Sun has a MLISc from the University of Hawai‘i and is a Certified Archivist from the Academy of Certified Archivists. She has worked at various institutions before coming to the State Archives, including Government Documents at Hamilton Library and Bishop Museum. Ju Sun holds an undergraduate degree in Photography, and her professional interest lies in digitization and information accessibility.

Directors 2017-2019                                                                                                                           Nicolita Garces
Nicolita Marie “Nicki” Garces completed her Master’s in Library and Information Science in December 2013 from the University of Hawai‘i. She has a strong focus on indigenous and multicultural librarianship and archives and for six years, has worked with Hawaiian, Pacific Islands, Hawai‘i Japanese, Hawai‘i Filipino and Asian collections. She obtained her DAS certificate in 2015 and became a certified archivist this year. Nicki is the archives director of the recently established Filipino American National Historical Society Hawai‘i State Chapter. She is currently the information management officer at the Consuelo Foundation, an organization helping families to prevent child abuse and domestic violence in Hawai‘i as well as in the Philippines.

Asako Shiba
Asako Shiba has been the Archivist for University Records at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) Library since June 2015. Prior to that she was the Metadata/Catalog Librarian at UHM, Japanese-Language Cataloger and Automation Coordinator at Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu Museum of Art), Japanese Catalog Librarian/Subject Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, and more. She serves a two-year term as the AHA representative to the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) until July 2018. At the UHM Library, she currently chairs the Archives Subcommittee of the Collection Development and Management Committee. She is a graduate of the UH LIS Program and student in the Master of Archives and Records Administration Program at the San Jose State University’s iSchool. As a relative newbie in the archival profession, she is particularly interested in digital archives/preservation, electronic records management, archival description and discovery, and enjoys working with diverse constituencies across campus and beyond.

Storm Stoker
Storm Stoker is a graduate from UH Manoa with a Masters in Library and Information Science, specializing in Archives. She recently became a Provisionally Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist. She just got a new position as an Acquisitions Specialist at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library. In June, she attended Rare Book School at the University of Virginia as an IMLS fellow and presented on Augmented Reality at ATALM in October 2016. She has her own business called East West Research, specializing in probate and genealogical research- http://www.eastwesthi.com. Storm is from Hilo where she graduated with a BA in Anthropology from UHH, she then received an MFA in theatre set design from UHM and an MA in Culture and Communications from the University of Sussex, UK. While studying in Europe she enjoyed extensive travel opportunities. She then worked for several years in academia at Simmons College in Boston, MA. After returning to Hawaii in 2010, she began working as the Program Manager for the Public Administration Program at UH Manoa.

Director 2017-2018 (completing Director Kanako Iwase’s term)
Kīna‘u McKeague
Kīna‘u McKeague is a recent graduate from the LIS program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, with an undergraduate degree from Hawai‘inuiākea in Hawaiian studies. He served as chair of Nā Hawai‘i ‘Imi Loa hui haumāna & vice-president of the Society of American Archivists student chapter at UH Mānoa. Through these student groups he has supported the AHA annual meeting, the holiday social and collaborated on community archival workshops. Kīnaʻu is currently working with the Halekulani Hotel archives.
The incoming President and continuing Directors for 2017-2018 are:

President
Eleanor Kleiber
Eleanor is the Pacific Specialist Librarian, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hamilton Library. She achieved a Master of Library and Information Studies and a Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2006. From 2006-2011 she served as the Librarian/Archivist of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in New Caledonia. She serves as the UH representative on the Management Board of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, an organization mandated to preserve endangered archives in the Pacific region. She is also a member of PARBICA, the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.

Directors
Keau George
Keau is the Collections Manager for the Hula Preservation Society. She has training and experience in organizing and maintaining digital materials and working with audio-visual collections. She also regularly serves as an assistant researcher for many of HPS’s projects. Keau has made presentations on HPS’s oral history work and database initiatives at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums and the Hawai‘i Digital Symposium. She has worked closely with members of Nā Hawai‘i ‘Imi Loa, a student LIS hui from Mānoa, to offer intern opportunities and learning at the HPS archive. Keau has a passion for Hawaiian culture, tradition and stories and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu in Humanities, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies. Keau is striving to learn new methodologies and processes, especially associated with the preservation of digital content and is always looking to make new connections with people in the archives, library, and museums fields.

Joy Holland
Joy has been the Executive Director of the Kona Historical Society (KHS) since January of 2013, a museum, archive, and community outreach organization with two sites on the National and State Historic Register of Places. Joy oversees and designs all collections care, operations, program development, and financial aspects of KHS. She has a B.A. in Classical Languages and Literature from Occidental College, graduate degree level certification in Classics at UCLA and University of Virginia, and a Masters in Library and Information Science at UH Mānoa. Joy previously worked at Hamilton Library UH Mānoa as a Preservation Archivist, APT, and as a graduate student collection management assistant in Rare and Special Collections areas, and as a student reference assistant in the Business, Humanities, Social Sciences Department. Joy is originally from Kona, and has been associated with KHS since the Fall of 2012.

The outgoing President and Directors are:
President
Annie Keola Kaukahi Thomas, Hawaiian Resources Librarian, Kapi‘olani Community College

Directors
Linda Hee, Archivist, U.S. Army Garrison- Hawai‘i Cultural Resources Section
Kanako Iwase, Visual Resources Librarian, Department of Art and Art History of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Kapena Shim, Hawai‘i Specialist Librarian, Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Archive of Previous Board:

Director/President  (2016-17)

Annie Keola Kaukahi Thomas
Hawaiian Resource Specialist Librarian, Kapiʻolani Community College

Director/Secretary/President-elect (2016-17)

Eleanor Kleiber
Pacific Specialist Librarian, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Director/Treasurer (2016-17)

Ju Sun Yi
Archivist, Hawaiʻi State Archives

Former Directors (2015-2017)

Linda Hee 
Conservator/Curatorial Technician, Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i

Kapena Shim
Archivist, Hawaiian Legacy Foundation; Hawai‘i Specialist Librarian, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Annie Keola Kaukahi Thomas
Hawaiian Resource Specialist Librarian, Kapiʻolani Community College

Ju Sun Yi
Archivist, Hawaiʻi State Archives

Directors (2016-2018)

Keau George
Collections Manager, Hula Preservation Society

Joy Holland 
Executive Director, Kona Historical Society

Kanako Iwase (2016-2018)
Visual Resources Librarian, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Dept. of Art & Art History

Eleanor Kleiber 
Pacific Specialist Librarian, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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