Monday, July 12, 2010

Public presentation: "A Pacific Librarian/Archivist: walking a fine line while holding a huge umbrella"


The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Lecture Series and Library Forum Committee presents:

"A Pacific Librarian/Archivist: walking a fine line while holding a huge umbrella"

A presentation by Eleanor Kleiber
Librarian & Archivist of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Noumea, New Caledonia

Where: Hamilton Library, room 301. Weds. July 21.
When 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

What:
Libraries and archives are often grouped together, either intentionally or by default under vague amalgamations called knowledge- or information management. As the Librarian/Archivist of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Eleanor Kleiber is putting the logic of this grouping to the test at an organizational level, while also witnessing it from a regional perspective. This presentation will discuss the practical results of combining library and archives functions.

Who:
Eleanor Kleiber graduated from Mid Pacific Institute in 1998. During her undergraduate degree she studied abroad at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji and decided to become a Pacific Librarian. In 2006, she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Library and Information Studies and a Master of Archival Studies. Kleiber currently manages SPC’s two main offices in Noumea and Suva. She is busy building a new library space for the Suva office, and implementing an electronic document and records management system organization‐wide.

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