SAA-SC Brown Bag

Benefits of Joining SAA & ACA

Helen Wong Smith

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

University of Hawai`i Hilo


Helen Wong Smith serves as the librarian and archivist for the College. Wong Smith has worked with Hawai`i-based primary resources for over thirty years including the position of founding archivist of the Mamiya Medical Heritage Center at the Hawai'i Medical Library. The first coordinator from the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence of the John A. Burns School of Medicine to work the Nā Pua No`eau (Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children) Wong Smith advanced Native Hawaiian students exposure to the medical field.

A certified archivist, Wong Smith was president of the Hawaiʻi Library Association, twice president of the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists, and currently serves on the boards of the Society of American Archivists and the Academy of Certified Archivists previously serving on the formerʻs Committee on Education and Nominating Committee. She is the first neighbor island president of the Honolulu-based Hawaiian Historical Society, founded in 1892. Often the first archivist for medical, educational, academic, and federal collections, she has vast experience bringing legacy collections to industry standards.

Brown Bag Discussion with Helen Wong Smith

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 11:45am

LIS Dept., Hamilton Library (Room 003F)

Come join us for a talk by one of the Hawaii's leading archivists, Helen Wong Smith.

She will be discussing the advantages and resources of SAA (Society of American Archivists) and ACA (Academy of Certified Archivists). There will be a drawing for a raffle prize of free exam registration (good for 2 years) to become a Certified Archivist!!


There will be pizza served in the LIS diner following the presentation!