Helen Wong Smith, librarian at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, was installed to the Council of the Society of American Archivists at the group’s annual conference on Aug. 17 in New Orleans. The council is the governing body of the society. The last archivist from Hawaii serving on the council was State Archivist Agnes C. Conrad in 1968.
Wong Smith presented “What’s an Ar-ki-vist?” at a session, “Working on Your Perfect Pitch: Elevator Speeches from the Field,” her fifth presentation to SAA since 2006.
Currently the president of the Hawaiian Historical Society on Oahu, Wong Smith was twice elected president of the Association of Hawaii Archivists. She has worked with Hawaiian archival material for 30 years, becoming a Certified Archivist in 2001.