Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eleanor Kleiber joins Pacific Collection

The University of Hawaii's Interim University Librarian, Paula Mochida, announced on Tuesday, January 18, that Eleanor Kleiber has been hired as Hamilton library's newest Pacific-specialist librarian. She will join the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections on April 22, 2011.
 
Eleanor is currently the librarian and archivist for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), which serves a staff of 350 in five Pacific Island locations. Her main office has been in Noumea, New Caledonia, but she has also spent substantial time of late in Suva, Fiji, where she has been responsible for designing the layout of a new SPC library. At SPC headquarters in Noumea, has been responsible for collection management, research support, the library management system, integrating specialized collections, and developing and implementing archival and records management policies and solutions. 
 
Eleanor received her B.A. in History and a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College (which also included study abroad at the University of the South Pacific in Suva). She earned her Master's in Library Sciences (MLIS) and Master's in Archival Studies (MAS) from the University of British Columbia.  

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