Hello! My name is Rhiannon Wallace, and I am a Master's student in Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus.
Before studying at UBC, I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and World Literature. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I have become increasingly aware of discussions around accessibility to information, and the importance of recognizing that every piece of history has multiple perspectives. I am excited to be taking part in a project with a community focus, helping repositories and organizations in the Okanagan region to make their materials more accessible, and contributing to knowledge and dialogue around Okanagan history.
As well as taking on roles through the UBC Arts Co-op program, I work at the Coquitlam Public Library. Working one-on-one with patrons and contributing to library programming and services has given me a greater appreciation for the importance of building connections between individuals and between organizations. I hope to bring this experience to my work with DOH.
As a Graduate Student Assistant, I help to ensure that materials have the correct metadata and are ready for upload to our digital repository. I communicate DOH news and other information to our partners, to our campus community and to the wider public using this blog, our monthly newsletter, and our social media platforms. I also look forward to collaborating with our partner organizations to contribute to ongoing, positive relationships. DOH is an exciting and valuable project, and I look forward to making a contribution during my work term!