Helen Wong Smith
Helen Wong Smith is the Librarian/Archivist at the State
Historic Preservation Division and Executive Director of the Kaua'i Historical
Society. Earning degrees in Hawaiian Studies and MLIS from the University of
Hawai'i, she has held numerous positions in Hawai'i, including Hawaiian
Collection Librarian at the University of Hawai'i Hilo and lead archivist for
the Pacific Island Network of the National Park Service.
For more than 30 years, she
has highlighted Hawaiian collections through research and presentations and has
written extensively on Hawaiian cultural resources. At SAA's 2015 Annual
Meeting she delivered a plenary address on "Adopting Cultural Diversity
Competence" now a continuing education workshop offered by SAA.
Elected twice president of
the Association of Hawai'i Archivists, the Hawaiian Library Association and the
Hawaiian Historical Society she has been a Certified Archivist since 2000 and
made a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in