Meet the librarian, Joy Holland!
Joy is from the district of Kona on the Island of Hawai’i. She later spent her teen and college years in Los Angeles and is thrilled to be back at UCLA. Joy has a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM).
Before coming to UCLA, Joy worked as the Executive Director of a Smithsonian-Affiliated museum and library in Hawai’i, The Kona Historical Society, for several years. Prior to that she worked at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in Special Collections and in the Preservation Department, and in special libraries at both UCLA and University of Virginia. Her MLIS course work and outreach focused on archives, community information centers, and on Indigenous matters and resources in librarianship.
When Joy was asked to share something that the students at UCLA might not know, she shared that “the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands), which, of course, includes this beautiful campus!” You can find out more about them, and other tribes in California, at the American Indian Studies Center Library.
Email Joy at email@example.com, call at (310) 206-7510, or stop by the American Indian Studies Center Library during their open hours.
Although small, the AISC Library is able to hold so many books because of its unique compact shelves. Ask the librarian to help you find what you need!