Charis, Storm, Karen, and Alicia Charise Michelsen, President
Michelsen is a first year student in the MLIS program at the University
of Hawaii at Manoa. She has a variety of interests but her primary
focus is in archives and special collections. She works part time in the
Special Research Collection, processing the University’s unique
historical material. She is also an intern in the Asian Art Dept. at the
Honolulu Museum of Art.
Storm Stoker, Vice-President
Stoker is a second year MLIS student, specializing in archives. Last
year she was a Tsukuba intern in Japan over the winter break and
received funding to attend that ATALM conference in New Mexico in June.
She has a BA from UH Hilo in Anthropology, an MFA in set Design form
UHM, and an MA in Cultural Communications from the University of Sussex
in Brighton, England. Storm is an Anglophile and enjoyed her time in
England and was able to tour Europe and Turkey. She currently works
full time at UH Manoa and writes in her spare time, her newest novel Once Upon a Zombie, has
been read by tens of people. She hopes to retire off the proceeds of
her movie deal but is still waiting for Hollywood to call her. In the
meantime she is thrilled to be VP of SAA and is looking forward to a
great new year!
Karen Kadohiro, Treasurer/Secretary
Karen Kadohiro is in her second year in the MLISc program
and is interested in archives and academic librarianship. She has a B.A.
in anthropology and is working on finishing her M.A. in the same field.
Karen enjoys eating, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Alicia Yanagihara, Public Relations OfficerAndrew Wertheimer, Faculty Advisor
Alicia Yanagihara is a second year MLIS student, specializing in archives/public libraries. She has a BA from UHM in History and a minor in Art History. She became interested in archives when interning at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as an undergraduate. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her dog, Ozzy.
Andrew Wertheimer joined the LIS Program faculty in 2003 after finishing a PhD in LIS with a Minor from the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America at
the University of Wisconsin. He worked at a number of archival
repositories and libraries over the years, including the Chicago Jewish
Archives. He teaches courses in archival studies, collection management,
and is the LIS Program Chair. He served on the Association of Hawaii
Archivists' board member for many years. Beyond work, he enjoys
photography, poetry, pottery, progressive politics, and pasta.