The Archives & Manuscripts Department welcomes a new addition to their staff. Karen Kadohiro Lauer was hired as a student assistant this past December and plans to remain here until she graduates this fall with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (LIS). In addition to her studies in LIS, Karen is also working on earning a master’s degree in Anthropology. She believes these fields are related as they both aspire to preserve historical and cultural information. Our department has been keeping Karen busy inventorying shelves and reorganizing cabinets and files. She will soon begin processing the recently acquired Richard Sakakida Collection. Please check back for more information on this new collection.